Around the home: A peek at our re-decorated kitchen

kitchen 1
kitchen 2
kitchen 3
kitchen elephant
kitchen floor
kitchen window

I’m so glad to have gotten this room {almost} all sorted. The nesting bug hit me hard a couple of weeks ago, and I spent a good week deliberating over what colour to go for in the kitchen. I thought about a white/grey colour, but in the end decided that I like my kitchen + bathroom to be bright, warm and cheerful. So… after painting almost a zillion splodges of testers on the wall… we finally opted for this mustardy-yellow colour called ‘Bumblebee’. It’s bright, but not too yellow {if that makes any sense}, a lovely warm colour that makes the room feel sunnier and cosier, great given we’re heading into colder weather!

I painted the walls early on Wednesday morning, scrubbed all the woodwork down, took down the curtains that were at the windows and then put everything back later on when the wall were dry! It looked better for a fresh coat of paint, but it wasn’t until Friday when Papa managed to put down the new floor for me that I was happy with it. Oh boy did that floor make a difference! Even Papa was surprised {and from someone who didn’t really think that a new floor was as important as I did!}. But really, it has made the biggest difference, I keep walking in there just to admire it ;)

There are still a couple of things need doing, I need to find some fabric to make a new curtain for the under-the0= sink storage area, it’s currently a floral purple fabric, so I want to find something that is maybe an orange colour. I’m also on the lookout for some new window curtains – before I had a triangular scarf up at each window, they work great a they let in lots of light still, but hide the slightly grubby woodwork and ‘prettify’ the place a little!

It’s a hard room to photograph as it is really tiny… no really really tiny. Being a rental, I can’t rip the whole lot out and put in a lovely new kitchen however much I’d love to. But at least, with a fresh coat of paint on the walls and some new flooring down it looks so much less grubby than it did, and nice enough to last us another year or so until we move house.



  1. September 16, 2014 / 12:29

    Looks great! Love the yellow, nice and cheery really like the flooring too! :-)

  2. September 17, 2014 / 10:26

    ahh, feels good when a place is (or is near) how you feel it’s ‘meant to be’ :)

  3. September 17, 2014 / 10:30

    I enjoyed looking around your kitchen, Polly. We like a lot of the same things.

  4. September 17, 2014 / 18:17

    It looks lovely, I love your vegetable stand, I can’t wait till Tiger isn’t at that messing with everything in sight stage and we can have one! x

    • September 17, 2014 / 19:28

      give it year when I have a baby on the move again, then they’ll be veg all over the floor ;)

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  5. September 22, 2014 / 23:15

    Oh wow your kitchen is looking great – I love all the personal touches – what a wonderful place to cook in :)

    Laura x

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