Kitchen/Dining Room Progress

Hello everyone, I hope your week is going well!

I thought I’d share an update with you today on progress in my kitchen and dining room.  My lovely parents are coming for a few days in March to help me out with a few jobs around the house, including putting skirting boards back into the dining room.  My dad is also making cupboard doors for my washing machine (see top picture – I currently have a linen curtain there.)  Again, he is going to us reclaimed packing crates for this, but instead of painting them pastel colours, I think I will paint these doors with a whitewash finish.

The second picture down shows my door which I had installed in November.  Here’s what it looked like before…

I’m ridiculously excited about my new radiator which I had installed last weekend in the dining room.  Yes it’s very sad I know, but it’s so amazing to have heat in there for the first time in almost two years!  The old radiator was practically hanging off the wall when I moved here, and that wall was in very bad condition.  (I just tried to find some photographs to show you what is was like, but alas, it looks like I didn’t take any as it was that bad!) We removed the radiator before the new floor went down, then my dad re plastered a section of the wall that was crumbling.  A friend who is a heating engineer kindly helped me out with the period style radiator, and I managed to find some antique tap style valves.  Dad is also going to help me box in the electricity meters in the corner of the room so it looks like a cupboard.

All in all, these two rooms are not far from being finished, which is pretty amazing…it will be the only space in the house which is truly finished, but the kitchen/dining area is the real heart of the home I think.

Have a wonderful day!

Tamsyn x

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