Monday, 23 November 2009

Almost there...

I am so excited I can barely contain myself! After what seems like eons of thinking about our kitchen facelift, planning colours, chosing worktops etc., the end is finally in sight.

Our gorgeous worktop handmade from reclaimed wood arrived just over a week ago. Lidster and Son did an absolutely stunning job on it. Even though it has been joined, sanded and oiled you can really see the age of the wood and all the various markings which chart its history. I love it!

The above photo is a sneak peek of it in situ along with our new tiles. We are mid way through wallpapering the chimney breast and Mr C has a few days off to lay the engineered oak floor we bought second hand from eBay. It won't be too long before I have some before and afters for you!

P.S The lovely Zoe at Conversation Pieces has awarded me the fantastically titled Shoulda Been a Stripper award!! A post on seven personality traits is to follow....


  1. Oooh how exciting on your kitchen! Making me feel rather lame as we *still* haven't finished that bit in the bathroom we've been meaning to do for months. We so ran out of steam! Can't wait to see the final thing :)

  2. The sneak peek looks amazing! So excited to see the whole thing, hurry up Mr Crafty. x

  3. it looks wonderful, excellent that it's made from reclaiemd wood... definitely the way to go!

  4. Gosh, that is seriously delicious! My eyes are turning greener by the second. Cannot wait to see the end result!