Nearly there….new kitchen!

My super wonderful husband has worked non stop for days on our kitchen and it’s nearly done 😀

The units are in, the counters are in and the shelves are up. Tomorrow he’s going to be making a start on the tiling and he has a couple of cupboard doors to make.
I started unpacking and putting stuff away yesterday then today I got to do the fun part….dressing the shelves and deciding where my new pictures and things were going to go 🙂

I found some gorgeous tea cups and saucers when we were sorting through all Ant’s boxes that have been in the loft for the last 10 years and I couldn’t believe we’d had them all that time and I hadn’t seen them!
I absolutely love them and they were the first items I put on the new shelves.

The shelves need re-painting but I’m waiting until the summer holidays when the kids are away with family before I do all the painting that needs doing. I’ve got loads of shelves and the new bookcases either side of the fireplace to paint and it’s easier to do that when there are no kids about.

I can’t wait to share my before and after photos. It feels like we’ve been without a kitchen for ever and that light at the end of the tunnel is quickly getting brighter.

Here’s a little peek at one of my new purchases 🙂



  1. Lindy Hamilton 8th May 2014 at 11:49 pm

    I love those cups and saucers they are really cute! Can't wait to see the whole thing when it's finished, I need some inspiration for decorating.

  2. fritha strickland 6th May 2014 at 10:52 am

    we have those white love heart tea holder things too! love them, so pretty 🙂 x

  3. Cass@TheDiaryofaFrugalFamily 5th May 2014 at 7:22 am

    How lovely are those tea cups!

    I can't wait to see the finsihed kitchen x x

  4. Mummy of Two 5th May 2014 at 7:22 am

    Sounds like you have been doing a great job! Love your tea cups! Looking forward to seeing more photos.

  5. Kara Guppy 5th May 2014 at 6:11 am

    Haa haa – love the sign

  6. Lucy Zelazowski 4th May 2014 at 11:03 pm

    I am so jealous, its takes my grumpy old man months to do DIY, then its not always great. (tempted to do it myself, might just take me forever thou) I look forward to marvelling at your new kitchen thou.

  7. Carolynne @ 4th May 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Lovely cup and saucers. I'm sure my Mum has some like this lurking somewhere 🙂

  8. Jen Walshaw 4th May 2014 at 6:41 pm

    I adore those tea cups. I can not wait to see the whole kitchen

  9. Vicky Wombwell Kuhn 4th May 2014 at 4:02 pm

    I love your beautiful china, and your sign. Look forward to seeing pics of the finished article 🙂

  10. LearnerMother 4th May 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Really excited for you – and love the cups and saucers, you'll be able to have tea in style!

  11. Nayna Kanabar 4th May 2014 at 3:19 pm

    I love your vintage teacups and saucers , they would look great in food photos.

  12. Oh so amelia 4th May 2014 at 8:23 am

    How exciting! I'd love a new kitchen! x

  13. Kirsty Phillipson-Lowe 4th May 2014 at 6:23 am

    It is sooo exciting for you! Bet you can't wait for it to be done. Looking forward to seeing the pictures x #blogclub

  14. Clare Nicholas 3rd May 2014 at 11:35 pm

    I've never had a new kitchen but would love one.
    That sign is awesome…I need one

  15. Lauren Holmes 3rd May 2014 at 8:23 pm

    I am absolutely loving the tea cups, I love that vintage look, looking forward to seeing your before and after pics.
    Popped over from LAB blog club x

  16. Polly Davies 3rd May 2014 at 6:27 pm

    I'm jealous! I'd lvoe a new kitchen so much!

  17. there and back again... 3rd May 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Ooh a spot of vintage chic! I loved arranging our kitchen well worth taking the time to get it right, so handy having everything you need in its sensible home!

  18. Phoebe @ Lou Messugo 3rd May 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Getting a new kitchen is the best thing ever! I love the vintage tea cups you found. Visiting from #LAB for the first time.

  19. wendy 3rd May 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Exciting, it is very stressful but well worth it in the end x

  20. You Baby Me Mummy 3rd May 2014 at 12:01 pm

    I'm glad it is almost finished for you. The builders have left our house in a mess and so every room needs decorating now! 🙁 x

  21. Michelle Ordever 3rd May 2014 at 10:13 am

    I can't wait to see your before and after photos! I love the teacups – I adore vintage tea sets! xx

  22. Fozia S 3rd May 2014 at 10:00 am

    Those teacups are gorgeous! And love that sign

  23. Hannah Staveley 3rd May 2014 at 9:04 am

    All very exciting looks like its going well .x

  24. Kate Thompson 3rd May 2014 at 8:58 am

    How exciting! I remember when we redid our kitchen… two very stressful weeks! Worth it in the end though 🙂 #BlogClub

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