Friday, 2 September 2016

Five on Friday


It's a slightly different post from my usual five on Friday offering as today I have five photos of my (almost) completed kitchen/dining room to show you ......

..... standing in the hall, looking into the room.  There's no natural light in the hall, hence the darkened doorway.





Standing just inside the dining room and looking towards the kitchen. The red storage jars will be swapped for cream ones as soon as I see a set that I like.




This is taken standing in the kitchen and looking back into the dining room.  The dresser is my latest bargain buy.  The one I've set my heart on costs £2000 which I really can't afford at present, so this is my stop-gap-maybe-permanent solution, bought second-hand from eBay for £165.  It's not quite big enough as the shelves in the top section aren't full depth, so I either have to find somewhere else for the biscuit barrels on the bottom shelf or an alternative place for the still-to-be-unpacked glass paperweights. The electrician is coming today to sort out the lights (you can see the cable peeping out on the side of the dresser) and I'm hoping that it's possible to change to a white cable so that it's not so visible. 



I'm now standing with my back to the French doors looking back into the other side of the (very small, but big enough for me) kitchen,  The red slow cooker will live in the bottom of the dresser - it's out on show because I'm starting a pork casserole in it as soon as I've finished this post.



This is taken from the same spot as the previous photo but looking more towards the doorway to the hall.  The oak bookcase belonged to Ced and the chamber pot on top of the bookcase is explained in this post!  All the paintwork is white but the side of the door you can see won't be painted until the hall way is done, that's why it looks so grey. 



I still have to hang some more pictures, decide on curtains and I may change the wooden knobs on the dresser, but for now I'm counting this as one of the finished rooms.  I hope you enjoyed the mini tour.

Five on Friday is organised by Amy over at Love Made My Home.

20 comments:

  1. It all looks lovely - and very tidy! I wish my kitchen looked even a shadow of that. I'm an untidy cook and my kitchen is so small that I have to keep a lot of things on the worktop.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your kitchen and dining room look wonderful and so very tidy - how I wish I could keep my house looking so immaculate.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your kitchen and dining room are lovely. Wish mine were as tidy! Have a fun week!

    ReplyDelete
  4. All looks very nice! Our kitchen table is very similar looking to yours :)

    betty

    ReplyDelete
  5. Like the look of it, what attractive flooring.

    ReplyDelete
  6. It looks lovely and clean and bright.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for the tour - that was most enjoyable. Really like all your clean lines & colours. I am sure it feels quite calm & restful in these finished rooms.

    ReplyDelete
  8. In recent years I have enjoyed watching some HGTV programs...how order is brought from chaos in 30minutes! Your progress in organizing and decorating in spite of delays is commendable for certain. I hope your remaining projects come together smoothly. Bravo for what you have accomplished so far!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Everything is so fresh and clean. I think I'm due an update and a declutter.

    ReplyDelete
  10. It all looks very calming.
    Arilx

    ReplyDelete
  11. Very homely. And I like the angle of the floorboards, it really appeals to me.

    ReplyDelete
  12. As someone who is looking to revamp her home, I absolutely love the angle of the flooring and also the dresser - what a bargain! Have a great weekend and I hope the pork casserole came out well xx

    ReplyDelete
  13. It all looks really good! Your kitchen is lovely, lots of great worksurface which I wish I had! Hope the rest goes well. Thank you for joining in, have a great weekend! xx

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thanks for the tour. Everything looks fresh and organized!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love your kitchen re-do! That white cabinet is almost identical to one I own! Mine has a little damage on the frame of the glass doors and I want to repaint them before I show it off but one day I will post it and you can see how similar they are.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love it! All so neat. I am going to be neat when I grow up

    ReplyDelete
  17. It looks lovely light and fresh. Think the bargain dresser is great. Could you perhaps have the biscuit barrels in top of the dresser?

    ReplyDelete
  18. It looks wonderful - a lovely fresh uncluttered palette waiting for a few more finishing touches. Good luck with those - and do show us again.

    ReplyDelete