Sunday, 23 August 2009

Over the past week...

I decided to paint the kitchen. We only have a 'temporary' kitchen at the moment because of the renovations to the house. The problem is that the kitchen has been this way for the last three years and I am sick of looking at the horrible orange paint and cement on the walls so I decided they had to go.

It may be a lot of work for nothing but I think it was worth it and the white walls looks to much brighter and cleaner.
A few buys and finds...

I bought these little cabinet cups on ebay and...

I found these vintage tea plates in a shed at my mother's house and...

these are new. I splashed out on some Cath Kidston tea plates.

It was my father's 70th Birthday last week and we had a little celebration. Here he is getting a helping had to open his presents.

Rufus helping to blow out the candles!


  1. Such lovely finds!
    The kitchen looks great!
    P.S.I love your chairs!

  2. A happy birthday to your Dad. I hate painting, but you have made a good job of yours. Having odd shaped chairs around your table is such a great idea. Nice finds and buys too. x

  3. That's much better! I love your chairs too! XXX

  4. The kitchen does look so much better. It is surprising what you put up with isn't it?

  5. I would love to sit at that table, to have a meal, drink tea, or just chat! The wall looks great, and I love that cute pennant hanging up there too. Such a cheerful room! Love it!

  6. Happy birthday to your DAD!!And very happy time you had!!

    White wall looks so nice. How clever!!

  7. Isn't it amazing how paint can change the whole feel of a space? It looks so fresh now, and the colors of the tablecloth, chairs and new dishes are so pretty together!

    Enjoy it!

  8. I LOVE the petite cups and dishes, how pretty! The wall came out very nice and a Happy Birthday to your Father!

    If you get a chance, stop by my Blog for a visit and say hi! I JUST put up a New Post...
    Have a great day,

  9. Your kitchen looks great and I love how the multi colored chairs came out. It's all coming together. The china looks great with all the colors. It's so pretty. Thanks for stopping by, come back soon.

  10. I would've done the same ammount of work regardless of how long it'll be that way. It is so nice for now!

  11. If you can live with it a bit better, then its worth it. That cake looks nice!

  12. I think that it was well worth the time you took to paint. The white wall does look much brighter and happier. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I actually had people in other parts of the world in mind when I posted the Oklahoma pics. I think it is always so interesting to see the landscape in other places. Happy Birthday to your Dad! Those kiddos always love to help unwrap, I know!

  13. The wall looks much better and the chairs look so pretty too. Happy birthday to your Dad and Rufus looks to be a little cutie!