Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Almost There...

The kitchen is almost done only the floor left to do but we didn't want to do that until the utility room is done and we can have new flooring throughout.  The utility at the moment is a dumping ground so will need some serious sorting out before a start can be made.  The kitchen has been painted, the work tops have been sanded back and oiled with Danish oil.  New window sills have been made, fitted and stained. 



I have made pelmets for the windows using the same fabric as the lounge and there was enough to make a curtain, giving the kitchen a very old fashioned feel.




The pictures have been hung on the wall and look quite striking.



The tray bought from the Charity shop has been painted, stencilled and waxed to age it.  Along with a couple of tea towels made.








All in all it has turned out pretty much as I had envisaged.  The paint takes on a different hue at different times of the day going from grey to lilac depending on the light.  


All in all a pleasing effect which little by little is making our little cottage our home.  Although in so many ways home is where the heart is and our hearts are certainly here already.

Another storm hit last night with Southerly winds so we are hunkering down by the stove today, enjoying each others company and making plans for the dream garden.  Gerard is having a flare up of his Rheumatoid  Arthritis and is in a lot of pain so keeping warm and as comfortable as possible is the plan for today.  Sweet potato and red pepper soup is all ready for lunch with some cream crackers.



See you soon.

46 comments:

  1. Oh your kitchen looks lovely. So homely.
    Enjoy your cosy day.
    Hugs-x-

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  2. OOh, every granny should have "Let's go on an adventure" in her house!

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  3. The stenciling looks great! Love your kitchen too.

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  4. I like all your little decorations!

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  5. Hi hope that Gerard will be improved after your loving ministrations and home cooking. Your kitchen is delightful, a real cottage kitchen and you have decorated it beautifully!

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  6. What a creative lady you are! Cozy kitchen and fun spot to eat! More stormy weather .....brrr! It's been chilly here. It was 40 degrees eve when I got home from work. Curled up on couch and watched Olympics with Megan for awhile. Baby it's cold outside! Stay warm and enjoy your adventure!x

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  7. How lovely! Soup by the fire sounds a good idea. Hope your husband will feel better soon:)

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  8. I love the cozy country look of your kitchen. The cabinets are so pretty! Oh how cozy and warm and inviting that fire in the stove looks! I could sit there all day!

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  9. Oh my friend!!!
    Your kitchen is so lovely!
    And I think soup by the fire is perfect.
    Enjoy your cozy home. : )

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  10. I love your kitchen. It calls to me much more than all of the modern kitchens that you see in magazines and such. I hope Gerard is feeling better today. A fire and hot soup sound perfect. We're supposed to get 7 inches of snow tomorrow. I'm off to my knitting group this morning because tomorrow I'll be snowed in.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  11. Hope Gerard is feeling better soon. Love all the stenciling you did!

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  12. It all looks so warm and cosy and the soup sounds very comforting. Your kitchen is lovely and the tea towels are a brilliant finishing touch xx

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  13. Your kitchen looks good and your lovely warm fire. I do hope your husband's health improves. Take care and enjoy your soup making, Cathy x

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  14. I love your kitchen and especially the warmth of the counter tops. The ruffle on the window is the finishing touch!
    I hope Gerard is soon feeling better.

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  15. love your kitchen so pretty.Hope your husband is getting better.I made Butternut Quash and Red Pepper soup,yummy.

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  16. You accomplished a lot. Very inviting kitchen and the fireplace spreads a lot of cheer.

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  17. Your kitchen is looking so lovely and cozy and ready to enjoy! I hope the day by the fire and rest will bring relief to Gerard. The weather certainly can affect us. Have a lovely day. ♥

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  18. It all looks very cosy. Keep warm and well.

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  19. It looks lovely! All the hard work has paid off.

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  20. What a wonderful kitchen! I can imagine you there, conjuring up all those delightful dishes you are so good at. I love your theme, "Let's go on an adventure."

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  21. How wonderful your kitchen looks. Warm and a place I would love to pull up a chair. Cozy fire going and so many nice things you have made and decorated with. So nice that Gerard has a warm fire and good eats to enjoy. Wishing him relief from arthritis. How terrible to be in pain like that. Wishing all well.
    betsy

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  22. Oh gosh, it is looking wonderful. I love all the special little touches you have added and also your sentiment stencilled on to the towels, chair backs and tray.

    Sorry to hear Gerard is having a flare up. He has my complete sympathy. I hope that the warmth of the fire will help.

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  23. your kitchen looks bright and inviting - I love how paint can do wonders :) Love your valances for the windows!

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  24. Those little touches matter so much as they bring in your personality to your home. Kitchen is looking so pretty.
    xx Beca

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  25. Its so exciting to see the dreams you've envisioned begin to take shape and become reality! I love your stenciled adventure sign! I hope your husband feels better soon, suffering with the arthritis is not fun at all. Hugs to you today!

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  26. It's all looking lovely, and I like your stencilling.

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  27. You put your heart and soul in decorating your home that it looks so cozy and inviting. Have a wonderful day!

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  28. It is a joy to read your posts telling of your adventures in exploring the island, feathering your nest, visiting your growing darling grands, traveling across the pond and back, Lorraine! I enjoyed seeing your snow since I am not in a snowy part of California. It has been dry for two weeks so folks here are anxious. Thanks so much for your kind thoughts and prayers. :-)

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  29. Beautiful picture!! "lets go on an adventure" :)
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  30. What a great colour scheme - sunny and cosy at the same time!

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  31. It looks fabulous, especially with all the coordinating accessories, you must be really pleased with the final results. I'm sorry to hear that Gerard is having a flare up, I'm sure that the warmth of the cottage and your wonderful home cooking will bring him some comfort.

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  32. your home sweet home looks COZY and BEAUTIFUL my friend!

    best of luck for your renovations

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  33. Your kitchen looks like a wonderfully efficient place to work, and one that's filled with coziness, too. Enjoy that fire. I hope your husband's flare-up soon eases.

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  34. Love your kitchen - so homey and cozy. It must be so happy that you've moved in, spruced it up, and turn out delicious offerings daily.

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  35. Your kitchen looks lovely, so warm and inviting!

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  36. Your kitchen turned out very charming - I love the soft colors and the pretty, cottage cabinets! Your sewing projects turned out lovely, too. My, you have been busy! I do hope your husband is feeling better, soon, in front of that lovely fire. xx Karen

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  37. Speaking of gardens, don't know if you get Fixer Upper over there, but Joanna Gaines put in a wonderful garden and shed this season! Way more than I could ever handle, but she and Chip really did it up nice. Her shed looked better than my house!

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  38. Just wanted to thank you for your thoughtful message that you left at my blog. It was much appreciated.

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  39. Your kitchen make-over is really looking so lovely, Lorraine. Hope that Gerard will be feeling much better after resting by the fire and enjoying that wonderful soup!

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  41. Oh this idea is so cute darling
    Thanks for share
    xx

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  42. Your home becomes more and more cozy !! My husband too has arthritis and sometimes it is so bad that he hardly can hold a spoon ! It's terrible for those who love garden work !

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  43. I like your stencilling. Your kitchen is looking lovely and your fire is gorgeous, so warm and inviting :-)

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  44. We have been doing kitchen makeovers too. Your kitchen looks brilliant so fresh and light. Here is a link to the courgette cake recipe
    http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/lifestyle/countrylife/15530745.Nigella_s_Courgette_Cake_is_simply_irresistible/

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