Ever since I saw the Lidingo kitchen in Ikea, probably a couple of years ago now, I've planned how I'd design it into our own kitchen, and amazingly we've been able to buy it. I'm not really a fan of gadgety kitchens, so apart from one cupboard which actually has three pull out drawers when you open it, though it looks like a normal single cupboard, we haven't gone for any fancy pull out shelves or anything like that, so it came in ridiculously cheap.
Unfortunately, I can't find a "before" photo, but here are some progress shots.
In the process of taking out the old kitchen, You can see the delightful old pine drawers, which was what the whol kitchen was made from.
Making dinner on the camping gas hob. This has been my hob for some weeks now!
View from the other end (the end I'm in in the previous photo)
Everything ripped out...
...and from the other end.
Bonding on walls before plastering.
Coat of white before painting...
Marno has set up an amazing makeshift kitchen in the dining room, so I actually still have a working oven, the camping hob, and he's attached a metal hose to the tap so I even stil have running water. He's a practical genius! And I'm sitting here writing about it while he's next door screwing cabinets together. Hmmm...
More photos to come as we make progress.
I am always astonished at how paint, or wallpaper for that matter, can cover the worst walls. I don't mean bad in condition, as we are meticulous with our walls in terms of getting them smooth, but I mean if you have patches of all different colours or finishes, filled in bits and blablabla, a couple of coats of (good) paint just hides all the patchiness underneath. Its very pleasing, and a real reward for all the hard preparatory work.
Ok, I'm off to check on the husband's progress. Bye for now xxx