Saturday, 28 January 2012

Our kitchen

Would you like to know how Joe and Kevin and Nick are getting on in our kitchen?

Until the end of December our kitchen looked like this (ignore the strange woman in the pinny and focus on the units etc):


Now it looks like this.  

It is quite dangerous.  Like most houses in Hastings, it's built on a hillside: so though the ground is underneath the front of the house, underneath the kitchen at the back of the house is a four-foot gap, like a partial basement.  Kevin managed to fall through, which his brother (Joe) found extremely funny. 

I’ll keep you posted.


365 Day 28 (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, see here)

What to do with things like this?  It came with an item of flat-pack furniture – probably a wardrobe or bookshelf.  It’s a kit for securing a tall unit against the wall, in case your toddler decides to attempt scaling it while your back is turned.  We move our furniture rather frequently and have tended to rely on educating the toddler in the inadvisability of climbing tall thin articles of furniture.  Hence the anchoring kits become surplus to requirements while still extending the allure and promise of indispensable usefulness.  We had more than one of these lurking in drawers.  I added this particular one into a man-drawer kit that we put together and Freecycled.  People snap up such kits in an instant but I’m not quite sure why.


Bean said...

We completely gutted the kitchen in our previous home. The house was 100 years old, nothing was square anymore, the ceiling sagged, and everything needed attention. Slowly it came together, my husband hooked the sink up first, thank heavens, because I was tired of doing dishes for our entire family in the bathtub! Anyway we survived, the end result was pleasing, my husband did everything including building the cabinets, he did a nice job.
It always seems to take forever while the job is taking place!
Have fun.


Ember said...


paula said...

IGNORE the pinny? No, I want a pattern for it. Do you have one to share?

Ember said...

It's from The Kings Daughters, their "Jewel's Apron" style. I do have a spare one in the very similar "Leah's Apron" style, in a pretty floral pattern of small pink rose sprays on a cream background. Send me your address if you'd like it, and I'll post it to you. To send your address just comment again with your address in the comment. I won't publish it obviously, just take down the address & delete the comment. x

Donna said...

Please don't show me pictures like this, I'm still waiting in trepidation for various works to begin on my house! Ali's currently doing minor things himself, which results in frequent declarations of, "You should see what's underneath. I'm just gonna have to take the whole lot off." Nooooooooo!

On the subject of kitchens, did your stools find a loving home? Annoyingly, after I rejected them, we ended up ditching the shiny kitchen idea and going for a good traditional farmhousey one. It's mysteriously called 'Oban', which reminds me of a certain house of yours I spent a lot of time in!

maria said...

Why would I ignore that apron, when it is so pretty... The pattern is just perfect for everyday!

I know all about renovations. They add stress when it is happening - but once it is done you look around and realized it was worth it!

Be blessed today Ember :-)


Ember said...

Yes, I wish I'd hung onto those stools a bit longer Donna :0(

Hi Maria - thank you for your encouragement! x

Michelle P said...

Poor kitchen! But it will look nice when done!

Bean said...

Hi Ember,
Did you cut your hair sometime between your comment made at 8:05 and your last comment made at 9:07??


Ember said...

Hi Michelle - yes indeed!

Bean - ROFLMAO!! Sharp eyes! See today's post (29th)

BLD in MT said...

Wow! Quite the transformation!

Ember said...