Sunday 29 June 2014

My Kitchen Story

This post is an entry for the “My Kitchen Story” Linky Challenge, sponsored by Fairy Platinum.

Lets start at the beginning ... in the beginning our first kitchen was certainly not to our taste, featuring turn of the 70's/80's decade original kitchen of beige and brown peeling laminate unites with silver grove bar "handles", a pine effect scruffed surface, what could only have been a (only part working) 50's original oven and what looked more like 70's bathroom tiles I was keen to update this kitchen pronto!

These are from moving in day for our first house - which we will be in until we move in 2 weeks time eeek! 

70's 80's kitchen

Emma Preston Clement Modern Day 1950's Housewife

Tea and Cakes Sign, Babycham poster
My Tea and Cakes sign and Babycham Advert - trying to brighten up the place!

It would be five whole years before we would have the time and the money to update completely and utterly redo the entire kitchen including a boiler replacement and the removal of a wall!

Emma's Kitchen Project

Emma's Kitchen Project
And TADA ... Looks great in "gooseberry fool2" with walnut finish units and a wooden floor with wine bottle labels, black shiny tiles, chunky handles and modern appliances - including a slimline dishwasher (aka my best friend) to use Fairy Platinum dish washer tablets in! I couldn't live without my coffee machine, candelabra (I know it swamps the table! ha ha) and magnetic notice board!
Olive, Walnut and Black Kitchen

Olive, Walnut and Black Kitchen
All four of us absolutely love this kitchen and it's my favourite room!

But alas, now we've finally got a wonderful kitchen, we've decided to move on to a bigger home (this one only has 2 bedrooms) and right now? With moving day less than 2 weeks away, that lovely kitchen is now full of boxes! Minus the toaster which met with an accident and now only one slot works!
kitchen full of boxes

Below is the kitchen in the house we are buying! It's alrighty, it's certainly liveable but it's not at all to my taste and one of my pet hates is kitchen cupboard doors with grooves! There's a little utility annex but no washing machine or tumble dryer in our new house - which is going to be tough with 2 small children! (good job my in-laws are in walking distance hee hee)  I can't wait to get started on making this kitchen the heart of the new house but I just hope it won't be another 5 years down the line! And I'd really really really like to find a way to fit a sofa and bookcase in here!

This post is an entry for the "My Kitchen Story” Linky Challenge, sponsored by Fairy Platinum 

Emma in Bromley x

* I received a pack of Fairy Platinum Dishwasher tablets for taking part in this linky challenge and I'm hoping my blog post will be one of ten winners in the challenge!


  1. Your new kitchen looks a bit like our current one with all those grooves. We have a similar story having done the kitchen at the last place and been very happy with it, we are now in a bigger house with a rubbish kitchen (ours is falling to pieces). I'm bracing myself for September because we are having it done then.

  2. All the best with the move and making that kitchen your own. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part


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