We've had another kitchen update! If you've been around here a while, you'll maybe remember we had a mini kitchen makeover a few years ago. It involved tile decal stickers and painting the cupboards pink. Well, the pink cupboards have stayed, but we now have some beautiful new tiles - plus a few other changes!
I spent quite a while gathering tile samples; I initially did want something patterned or a classic metro style. In the end I couldn't choose a colour so decided to go for a patchwork of pastels and a darker grout for a fresh and fun vibe. The tiling was a big job which grew arms and legs and resulted in replastering the walls, so naturally we had to repaint the kitchen as well. I didn't want anything which would distract from the tiles too much so went for a soft green which suited existing appliances and the pink units.
Since the old shelves had to come down during the process I thought now was the time to treat ourselves to some rustic new ones for added cosiness. We ordered some made to measure, and I found pink brackets to go with them.
One of the slightly complicated jobs was switching over all the sockets to cute pink ones - we also added a couple of double sockets as our kitchen has always been lacking plugs. This has given us so much more flexibility with the layout of our appliances, and the pink makes a feature of them which I love.
Finally, we updated the lighting by adding stylish green wall lights which stop the need for big light brightness when pottering in the evening. These are actually not wired in because we only decided on them after tiling! But, we did find rechargeable usb bulbs which mean they work wirelessly.
I've made a list of kitchen purchases below, but if I've missed anything you're interested in, let me know.
Next on our home DIY list is the bathroom, our biggest project to date!
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