Wednesday, 20 December 2017

....and finally

Lifestyle blog today. That mixed with a tale of some monumental sulking after the floor layers refused to say hello to Winnie and she in a fit of pique flung herself onto the vinyl like Scarlet did after being rejected by Ashley Wilkes.

Two open shelves need to be built on the wall behind the table but apart from that the kitchen is now finished and remains clean, tidy, bright and fresh.

Hey ho






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  1. I would call it Perfect. colors, arrangement, charm and beauty. Perfect.

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      I especially like the Pup on the floor .. that totally completes the look of the room !

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  2. Looks fantastic John - wishing you happy days in your new kitchen. For me the kitchen is the busiest room in our 'cottage' - I seem to spend half my life there - no complaints though. Looking out on a rainy morning here so have my Christmas lights on and will be busy making those mince pies later - Christmas music playing the background. Life is good!
    Mary -

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  3. It looks really good. You must love it and will for years to come. Winnie is looking very dejected there.

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    1. I'll give her a meatball later to buck her up

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  4. I love it. Looks like Winnie is claiming ownership though.

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    1. She's still sulking.....this will continue until mid afternoon

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  5. Love it. I am in love with the tile!

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  6. I think you mean when Scarlett was rejected by Ashley Wilkes - I know my GWTW, LOL! So clean, fresh and modern! Merry Christmas to you - I know you're (rightfully) thrilled :)

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    1. I thought I'd typed Ashley hey ho

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  7. It's beautiful John.
    I have some serious sink envy going on here.
    Merry Christmas.

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  8. I notice the white painted high chair against the wall; are we expecting some good news?

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    1. lol it's Albert's chair. It allows him access to the window ledge where he gets fed ( away from the ofthers)

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  9. Looking good, I like the plump furry mat by the table!

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  10. I predict that Ikea is going to get a huge run on orders for new kitchens in your little part of the world. You should get a commission.
    It really is lovely, John. I would cook there most happily.

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    1. I've just cooked Bolognese!

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  11. I've refrained from commenting on the kitchen until it was finished, and I must say I'm rather impressed - especially with that sink, and the block worktops!

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    1. Thanks dave the sink sold me the kitchen

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  12. looks wonderful. seems we have the same flooring in our remade rooms.

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  13. Anonymous2:23 pm

    Stunning!! I spot something black and hairy under the chair. Is that sweet George? "Fiddle-Dee-Dee" to the workman for ignoring the gorgeous winnie x

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    1. Yes that's George. He's got his own bed in the corner now

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  14. It looks wonderful, you will enjoy it everyday

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  15. Pretty close to perfect.When you're in the middle of it, it is perfect.

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  16. Must feel great to have it done, and in time for lots of extra cooking. I've already expressed my admiration for the sink - sigh. Now I want your toaster. xx

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  17. Hey Ho Indeed! Just Beautiful.

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  18. Wow! It's beautiful. And all of a sudden it looks so big!

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  19. It looks great. Beautiful all over. You have a lot of stuff out on top.

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    1. Too much , I've put half of it away

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    2. Oh good, Rachel mentioned the stuff out on the counters. I didn't want to mention that cluttered countertops can take away from the beautiful effect of the new room. Put the dish soap and spray bottles away at least?

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  20. It's lovely John. I like the table and chairs very much. Poor Winnie looks just like a toddler who is about to flail her arms and legs about whilst having a tantrum and announcing 'It's not fair!'

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  21. Worth waiting for. You must be well chuffed.

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  22. Very nice looking kitchen, John. Well done!

    Merry Christmas!

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  23. It's beautiful John...just beautiful...and I absolutely LOVE the bulldog floor mat. Give her a hug for me.

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  24. It looks really gorgeous ❤

    Love the 'bulldog rug' ... but having one with such a deep pile is a tripping hazard...lol 😉

    Might I just suggest a white radiator cover, as the radiator is against your table this would give you a nice ledge to put condiments, tablemats etc on and really finish off the room. Our radiator cover started quite minimal though and has now developed into another surface for books ... so maybe not such a good idea!!

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    1. I am grateful for more ideas to tweak the design keep em comming

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    2. In that case .... I also think you could have a nice vase of seasonal flowers (or a pot plant) on the window sill of the little window that looks out over the lane. A little bit of privacy for you in the kitchen but still in keeping with your lovely new kitchen, rather than nets etc.

      Oh ... and a Pug rug for the floor ... to keep Winnie company ;-)

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    3. If you do put a radiator cover/ledge I am afraid what will happen it will start to collect stuff and then there goes you neat kitchen

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    4. Isn't a radiator cover a fire hazard? And will it impede the heat coming into the room?

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  25. Beautiful! Smart but cosy, plus every kitchen needs a Winnie x

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  26. What a lovely place...nice colors, good pots up there, and beautiful tiles and flooring. I see she is still there on the floor. Did everyone apologize around her.

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    1. They practically ignored her..some people don't like dogs

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  27. PS: Do we have a before picture?

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  28. It's a really beautiful kitchen. The workspace under the window is my favorite part. I'd be happy kneading dough there in any weather, any season, anytime of day. It looks like a wonderful place to sit and enjoy a good cup of tea.

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    1. That's my favourite place I am glad now that I didn't move the sink there

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  29. Awesome, I love Winnie, girl after my own heart...

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  30. The kitchen looks wonderful, John! I hope you love it!

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  31. Really lovely, John. Have you decided where you’re going to hang your beautiful new etching? You won’t want to leave it on the rad too long. A gorgeous room. Please give Winnie a squidge from Surrey x

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    1. I have now hung it on the wall above the table but it will be placed on one of the shelves when they are put up

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  32. Lovely !

    cheers, parsnip

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  33. Wow like night and day!!!! The two best choices you made was the window sill and the metro back splash. I love it.

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    1. The Prof wasn't sure initially

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  34. Lovely - and so much cupboard space! I'm always slightly envious of the cupboard-style fridges; they've never really caught on here in the U.S., and I think them so attractive.

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    1. Makes for neater lines me thinks

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  35. Scarlett actually throws an ornament at the fireplace after being rejected by Ashley...

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    1. Winnie hasn't got an opposable thumb

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    1. Give me a call when you are free

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  37. that looks gorgeous! (jealous x infinity)

    can we have a "before" and "after" shot please?

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    1. PS - poor winnie; we love you, girl!

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  38. Ooooooooooh! Aaaaaaaaaaah! It's truly beautiful. Enjoy it!

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  39. My God .....feel faint x

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  40. what a lovely kitchen. I love everything about this kitchen, however those floor layers how on earth could they ignore Winnie? just look at her she is so adorable, I would cross many a busy road just to give her a kiss

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  41. Shufftie the table along a bit and you could get a nice corner unit in that space to display your other bits and pieces and put a lamp on top for mood lighting when your kitchen' s closed!or not as the case may be!All tickety-boo though and love your table and chairs.

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  42. Can you provide details of vinyl? Did they put plasterboard down first? I've been quoted 500 quid for mine but feel it's too much.

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    1. Our went on a concrete floor and the floor had. To be moisture tested but it was cheap considering 310£ and 60 fitting

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    2. Mines is wooden floorboards in bad nick and not even attempting to sand and revarnish. It nearly killed me last time!!Hence the need for a new floor. I'll think about it tomorrow!

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  43. Very exciting. I got new flooring in the entire house about a year ago and I still get giddy when I notice it. Poor Winnie!!! Also, is that a washing machine for clothes in the kitchen? Is that typical? Here in the US we have a separate room usually. I've been curious since seeing it in a picture awhile back.

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    1. Yes it's common , especially in smaller houses in the U.K. to have the WASHING MACHING in the kitchen . I'd love a utility room

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    2. And some people don't even have HOMES in the UK, let alone a separate room for the washing machine.

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  44. Scarlett also flounced out of the room .. I like this one better, just throw yourself on the floor and lay there like a dead thing lol

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  45. I remember the tile dilemma we went through .. ok, that I went through when redoing a 50's kitchen in Buenos Aires .. I did what you did .. white subway tile .. I had a Standard Poodle on my floor though ..

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  46. I have such serious kitchen envy therapy might be needed! I love the colours, especially the change from the splashback to the window area. I love the antique china (there’s a minimalist thing going on s part of the world where NOTHING, BUT NOTHING can be on a bench.... how can one work without tools at the ready! And if there is limited storage it’s even more of a cram.

    Oh! The sinks!! You lucky guy! Mine is a sink and an eighth/quarter, and just totally inadequate... you’ve done a fabulous job....

    Poor Winne, she’s definitely having a Diva Moment!

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  47. Lovely! I'd sit in there all day if it was my kitchen.

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  48. Bright cheery perfection. I hope Winnie has recovered from that rejection. My next home project is kitchen improvements so I loved watching your project.

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  49. It looks really nice - clean, simple and functional.

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  50. It looks great John, and I see Winnie is nicely colour co-ordinated. Did the workmen wear overalls? Oh poor Winnie if they did, she must be desolate !

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  51. I think you deserve it!
    Greetings Maria x

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  52. Can I just say how beautiful and cozy your kitchen looks? Well done to all the workmen.
    Awwww Winnie is a big lump of love haha
    Happy Christmas to you and everyone on the blog!!

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  53. Looks lovely John and Winnie will soon get over it when the next lot of men arrive.

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  54. Poor Winnie. She leads SUCH a hard and unloved life. Not.
    The kitchen looks great.

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  55. Very nice kitchen!

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  56. Looking good John and well worth all the upheaval. I really like the tiles and have sink envy.
    Poor Winnie, hope she gets a doggy treat to cheer her up.

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  57. It is lovely! Quite jealous. Poor Winnie, how can anyone not want to say hello? x

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  58. Beautiful! Just in time for the holidays.
    I'm sure it will bring you both many years of amazing meals with friends.

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  59. Lovely job with your kitchen...wish it was mine!

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  60. Very smart. It always amuses me to see washing machines in British kitchens.

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  61. Enjoy your new kitchen. I am sure that you already have forgotten any frustration resulting from the process now that it is all finished and looking great. Merry Christmas.

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  62. I love your new kitchen, John!

    Poor Winnie, all she wanted was the workmen to give her some attention.

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  63. You have created a lovely, cheerful kitchen that feels very welcoming. I am very impressed and very pleased for you.

    Poor Winnie, lying there so dejected due to the aloofness of the floor layers, can't even appreciate the charm of the kitchen in the state she is in. I feel bad for her.

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  64. WoW your kitchen is awesome. Good job!
    Ruth in Oxnard CA.

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  65. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! Love the colors and the style. Nice job!!! Now we get to see some wonderful food coming out of there!

    John is the new Martha! ;-P

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  66. It looks gorgeous. But c'mon let's mess it up. It's time for Christmas cookies!

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  67. It is GORGEOUS! You did a wonderful job planning. It really didn't take too long, either, did it? Done in time for the holidays - excellent!

    You may also have solved a problem we are having; we need to replace our vinyl kitchen floor, and I like the look of yours far more than anything I've seen. We just finished a two-year replacement of carpeting with hardwood but it can't go in the kitchen. This vinyl would go well. Thank you for that idea.

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  68. Anonymous2:10 am

    Have never commented on your blog, but have followed you for quite a while through Mary Moon................... I love love love your new kitchen and have followed the creation of it. How lovely to be able to spend time in such a beautiful space!
    Susan M

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  69. Beautiful. You did an exceptional job of designing, choosing, and supervising this project. Now I want an IKEA kitchen too.

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  70. Wonderful choices..beautiful kitchen. Job well done.
    Dear heartbroken Winnie. Hugs to the pup.

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  71. Wow what a delightful kitchen I'm in love with your choice of table and chairs as well, love the deep window sills a room with a view, so happy for you !!!

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  72. I have kitchen envy! Those tiles were a terrific choice. Enjoy!

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  73. I love that you have photographed it as a genuine, working kitchen rather than a magazine piece with empty bench tops and a pointless but pretty, excessively large floral arrangement

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  74. Well worth the time and money and effort and inconvenience methinks. Kitchens are so expensive! But when we think about how much use they get, it's worth it eh! xo

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  75. I love white kitchen cabinets! They always tell you where to clean whereas the dark wood ones always get sticky eventually!Good choices all round! Rope lights for your beautiful pots on the cabinet tops?

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  76. You must be grown-up to have such a thought-out new kitchen. It will be a shame to get it scruffy by using it.

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  77. Clean and contemporary. Nice! x

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  78. It is all so beautiful! It will be a wonder to cook in!






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  79. Anonymous1:57 am

    Fabulous! Kitchen envy, here.
    Poor Winnie!
    Debbie

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  80. Thanks for providing good information,Thanks for your sharing.

    gay

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  81. I'm moving in. My bed can go where you currently have the table. I'll keep the kitchen clean at all times and I promise to pay lots of attention to Winnie.

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