Ok, so…. we brought this place knowing that well it was a mega do-er up-er!!!
And I had plans of, in the next few months getting a second hand kitchen from tradme or such and giving it a re-vamp.
But alas, nothing goes to plan.
Come move in day….. I was like OMG what the beep’n beep have we got ourselves into.
The kitchen was FILTH!!! Sorry people that had just moved out, but it was well and truly beyond any kind of daily grime.
When we looked at the place, we saw the bones of the building, the lay out the size of the rooms, the character, the feel of the place, the land it sat on, and of course the view. We apparently over looked the fact that it was currently a complete mess!!!
So as I could not bring my self to unpack a single thing in the kitchen, seriously there was fly poop everywhere, smoke stains, grease splatters and just grime that I could scrape off under my finger nail. I really did not think that we could simply clean all this off. And I think also the fact that it was just painted with undercoat added to the scummy look.
Lucky we moved on a long weekend. Because we got the keys Friday afternoon, handed our last keys back Saturday afternoon and first thing Sunday morning we were off to Miter 1o for sugar soap, and paint.
It took the entire Sunday afternoon to scrub, and Ive got say that Sugar soap is my new wonder product.
As I am not the best at remembering to take photos, the before shot is from the sales guide, and so has someone else s stuff in it!!
But my kitchen went from this…………..
Cupboard doors off, empty oven moved and receiving a well needed scrub!!
It became this…..
There are still a few things that I want to add/change in the coming months, like a new pantry (I am currently using some of those ones you get at miter 10 that we had in our old shed to store bits and bobs in) and replacing the oven, it works, but you gotta know a bit of magic to get it right.
But aside from that, I have fallen in love with the vintage charm that is my kitchen.
Im sure one day when the house to-do list is shorter and our bank account permits I will get a new Kitchen made with new cabinets, maybe with doors. But for today I love the rustic country feel, its light, airy and just so homey feeling!!!