Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The unveiling of The NEW Kitchen

So after months of washing up in the bath tub, lots of cereal, sandwiches and BBQ's on the back deck the New Kitchen is now officially opened.
Old Kitchen - Warm,  Cosy & TinyNew Kitchen -  Open, Fresh & Spacious 


 About 6 months ago when we found out we were expecting our 6th child, the first thing my husband said was, "We'll need to build a bigger Kitchen".  Now, when my Hubby says he is going to do something, he's not one to muck around! We were lucky enough to buy a  basic 3 bedroom home many years ago that has been easy to renovate (well hubby makes it look easy anyway!) Over the years, thanks to the sale of an investment property, we have managed to build on an extra lounge room, a couple more bedrooms, en suite and an office/sewing room to meet the demands of our ever growing family. Then there was also this built somewhere in between all of that as well!!  We're a busy lot here, there is always something on the go.  
I've still got a lot of pottering to do, finding spots for this to sit and that to hang but it's always fun redecorating.
 I am finding that the warmer colours I am usually drawn to like Reds, Yellows and Orange are not quite fitting in with the new modern style, but being so much bigger now and I am loving the space and freshness of it and am being mindful not to clutter it up so much anyway . . .
Mental Note: DO NOT CLUTTER, Fill with laughter of Children, gathering of Family & Friends and plenty of Home Cooking instead!
I still have an old cabinet to paint and add to the back dining room wall, pictures to hang and boxes and boxes of kitchen treasures to unpack that I have been collecting for many years, hoping to find a suitable spot for.     
    All in good time though . . . 
Once I finished these Stool Restorations,  (thanks for your inspiration ANNIE), I'm heading out of the Kitchen and into the Bedroom to get started on the Babies Corner.    

24 comments:

  1. How lovely! Kitchens really are the heart of the home. Its beautiful and spacious, enjoy!

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    1. And a Big heart it is... :) Thanks Racheal

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  2. Fantastic! Wow, I love it, it looks awesome... so clever!

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  3. That is just gorgeous! Lucky you. Enjoy.

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  4. Oh your kitchen looks absolutely HUGE and fantabulous. You will not know yourself and I think your decorating with green and yellow looks great. The stools are also lovely. enjoying all the unpacking and very selective cluttering! melx

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  5. Karen - it looks great! Love the colours and the spaciousness. I wonder, did you plan it all around your gorgeous opshopped lounge?! Loving the stools too. Now you just sit back and rest and enjoy it all!. cheers Wendy

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    1. I still love my couch Wendy and I do love to colour co-ordinate! I am slowly managing to bring a little more warmth into the kitchen.
      Sit back, rest and enjoy sounds good, problem is now I want to COOK!

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  6. Karen what a stunning kitchen...I bet it will make a huge difference to catering to your growing family :)

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    1. The best part about it Tammi is that we can all fit in and cook together!

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  7. Your new kitchen is gorgeous and just what any lady, soon to be mother to six children, deserves and needs. ENJOY!!
    Anne xx

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  8. What an exciting event. It's true that the longer you wait the sweeter things taste. Speaking of waiting- how many weeks till the next momentous 'reveal'? Your husband has impeccable timing!

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    1. Oh Annie, I'm getting very anxious now and feel like I could drop this bub anyday now...I wish it was tommorow, but I still have about 5 or 6 weeks left to go. I did put hubby on a schedule to make sure he got the Kitchen ready well before due date so I could settle in, it's all gone to plan so far! Lets hope he can get the cot painted now before end of March! :)

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  9. Your kitchen looks lovely! Quite the backdrop for the family and friends and lovely children you want to fill it with! Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Keri, Yes it will be filled with Joy in no time...

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  10. What a great new kitchen and all that space, I would love a kitchen like that.

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  11. Oh wow it is really lovely. I love white kitchens, so fresh and spacious looking. You have done a great job renovating your existing things to fit in as well. I love the freshly pained and covered bar stools.

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  12. Your kitchen is looking fantastic! I love the stools and like the chosen fabric - prefect. Cute tissue box cover - did you make it?

    xo

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    1. You noticed the tissue box cover, Yes I made it last week... :)

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  13. Absolutely lovely...and just in time by the sounds of it! I wish we had of done ours before the twins arrived ....job will have to wait a little longer now, lol!Great job hubby has done and you must be having so much fun redecorating...best part i think!!Enjoy!

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  14. The kitchen has turned out lovely...so much room...what a great island bench to prepare meals on. Loving that cooktop and oven what a great size for cooking!

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  15. Your kitchen is lovely, you've done a fantastic job, congrats!

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  16. Loving all of it, very impressive to have achieved all that in the middle of summer with a big bump. Beautiful chair reno.

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