The Kitchen

9/05/2012


This is the before shot of the kitchen, taken the day we got the keys 2 weeks ago.  That's my "little" brother at the back there.  He's not peeing.  He's cleaning.  Thought I'd clear that up after a few too many questions...

So, we're moving in Saturday!  After 3 weeks of endless decorating, fixing badly done jobs, leveling, drilling and car trips full of stuff.... We can finally move into our first home!

And now my Kitchen is all up & running...

As of last night - my pantry is full, my shelves are full and my beautiful cupboards are full.

To celebrate - I'm dedicating this enter blog to our new kitchen - thanks to all those who offered advice and tips - as you can see - I took a lot of them on!

  




Oven side view


Window side view
(still waiting on our blinds to be delivered, it's cause it's such a big window)

This little cupboard holds all the salt & pepper shakers.  It's a bit of a running joke.  When we first said we were saving for a house - people kept buying up s&p shakers as gifts.  Ironically, it comes in handy.  There's garlic salt, garlic pepper, normal salt, normal pepper, Peri Peri Salt & others!  So much, it needs it's own cupboard...
Hanging from it are my measuring cups, Sugar thermometer and sieve.

That waiter corkscrew holder just makes me Laugh - it's from Kris' Nan.  Look at his mustache.  Brilliant.



Temptation corner.  I have cute little sweetie bags hanging from the bottom shelve - like a pick 'n' mix station.  It's proven very handy when moving.  How awesome are those popcorn holders?  They're re-usable!

My beloved pantry.  These (hopefully sturdy) shelves contain over 20 jars of dry ingredients such as split peas, cous cous, rice, lentils, chickpeas, etc, over 20 cans of ready-soaked pulses, beans & legumes, cans of fruit, another 12 jars of tea, over 30 different spices, 2 wooden boxes of sachet tea, coffee, 2 boxes sally lunn's tea, another kettle, lots of canned tuna, 2 teapots, a can of biscuits, 2kg of oats, muesli, cereal, 6 jars of pasta, cartons of tomatoes, a tin with more spices, pots of homemade spice mixes, some juice, some marinating rubs, 12 bottles of oil, 6 different types of vinegar and all my baking stuff.  Oh and lots of dog food.  Not to mention the big ass box of crisps under the shelf....

 


In case you missed it last time around - here's the other pictures from last week from before we finished.






Obviously it's tiring work...

My two tired helpers (one eating dropped pasta off the floor, the other putting stuff on the top shelf) taking a nap in our soon-to-be-finished dining room.



I'll be back up and running in the week with some new recipes - thank you for all the emails & comments whilst I've been away!  Why not check out the updated recipes page?  It should load a little faster now.


35 comments:

  1. I am so jealous right now!

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  2. I LOVE it, your temptation corner is a beautiful thing to behold!!

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  3. This is amazing! I LOVE your kitchen, it's so bright and cheery. Temptation corner is a joy to behold!

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    1. I'm going to publish all of these because it IS! =p

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  4. I may have just put up two very similar comments, one disappeared then it said it would be shown later so I apologise if I look a bit mad!

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  5. Gorgeous!! love all the shelfs and corner shelfs you put up. I hope to aspire one day to a kitchen as awesome as yours :) for now I'll have to endure my small kitchen in military housing on base lol.

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  6. Nice to see my bottom is on show on the last picture... as usual x)

    But anyway it's nice to see the transformation from boring to awesome in a matter of weeks :) YOU ARE A FRICKEN AWESOME DECORATOR AND COOK. If I was half as talented as my Emsy I'd be rate happy.

    If I didn't live here I'd be jealous. Paha.

    LOVE YOU EMMAAA XXXX

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    1. 1. You've a fine arse. Let it be shown.
      2. Love you too =]
      3. See you soon smelly

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  7. I love it! I am 90% in love and 10% jealous though, sigh. One day I too will have a beautiful brightly coloured kitchen and not a rented biege one that I cannot make my own! Fab work Ems, enjoy it lovely, you deserve it! xxx ps your dog is too cute :)

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    1. You will! Thanks, she loves being noticed, she got in most the photos I took!

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  8. Your kitchen looks amazing!! Don't think you've got enough tea though ;)

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    1. agreed... maybe I should go out and buy some more....

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  9. You guys have done such an amazing job! It is so warm and inviting, love it :)

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  10. Love the gingerbread worktop saver, too cute. Whole kitchen looks amazing. Good job! xx

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  11. Well done. Love your pantry.Wish I had a walk in pantry!!!! Keep up the great work and you'll have it doner in no time. Congrats to you and Chris!

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  12. brilliant. You'll be done in no time. Great job!!!! Wish I had a walk in pantry!!!!

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  13. i'm guessing now you've got this *amazing* house you don't want to share that mansion anymore (boo) so i'll just have to come live with you and make the most of the incredible pantry/beautiful kitchen (yayyyyy for me... boo for you) :D

    ;)

    good luck with saturday m'lovely
    Kate (Otter) x

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  14. This turned out fantastic wow cutest kitchen ever you are so well organized great use of space!

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  15. I love that kitchen! How brave of you to use the red. It looks lovely.

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  16. What a wonderful kitchen! It looks fabulous! Moving is so much work but it looks like you had awesome help! Have a fantastic week!

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  17. Oh this is goooorgeous! So insanely jealous!

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  18. Ohhhhhhhhh that pantry. I have serious pantry envy. We moved to a new house 4 years ago, and there's a greater likelihood of pigs flying than ever moving again......alas, there's no pantry in our new place, so no hope of ever having a pantry. I'm delighted for you though -- your kitchen is SO organized. Could you come help me organize my cupboards?

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  19. Your kitchen looks like an abasolutely dream my friend, it is so cute and organised and AWESOME :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  20. Beautiful job on your kitchen! Enjoy it!

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  21. Such a transformation! What would I give for that kitchen... :D

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  22. So jealous right now. I love how you have tea and more tea, sounds like my kitchen!

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  23. Commenting AGAIN!! Because I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award :)

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  24. i love the red! it gives such a great pop of color!
    www.girlsgonefood.com

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  25. It looks too lovely... i am in love with ur kitchen... how lucky... u have a wonderful blog. Happy to follow u. Do drop in when u find tie

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  26. Your kitchen looks so lovely. The stove you have looks amazing. It will come in handy for all the recipes you will make for your blog!!

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  27. Gorgeous! Looks like a GREAT space to cook, and love your appliances! We're preparing to remodel a kitchen soon - I'll keep this bookmarked ;)

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