TaDa. It's not finished (seems to be what I say most posts) BUT it is done enough to reveal and to enjoy.
Below is the view of the kitchen as one walks in from the lounge room. As kitchens go it is a large one. It is also the dining space and has three doorways. Like many of these old houses one has to walk through it to get to other parts of the house so we lose significant usable space to walk ways.
Directly to the right in this picture is the kitchen office I posted yesterday. You can just see the white edge of the bench. Directly to the left is another doorway which leads to the bathroom, EK's room and the back door. the white seen in the lower left of the pic is our recycling bin next to the doorway.
If you will allow me to indulge I will give a guided tour of the kitchen.
Introducing my new Teak island bench. I wanted a bench / work surface as well as storage and I hunted for ages to find it. I got this beauty for just $66 second hand. Hubster then added the braked wheels purchased from Ikea for $12.99/ pair and cut the white one-piece bench top to protect the timber surface.
You may notice our temporary height solution is blocks of wood under the legs. Later I will get wheels which will add the needed height and make moving it around easy.
The sweet grain of the table top. The table needs a light sand and re-varnish but that can wait for a while... I gotta get through some other items on the list first. Of course there is always the possibility that it will remain this way for the next five years before we get to it...
old dining setting and will go with it (when I finally sell it) I have purchased new chairs but guess what? ... they need to be sanded, painted and recovered before we use them. I keep buying fixer-up furniture. Of course the reason for that is that it is cheaper that way. If I were to buy the quality I want new I would end up paying a lot of money for it. this way I get the good quality product at a price I can live with... and a fixing-it-up catch.
This is the view of the kitchen taken standing at the stove looking back towards the lounge and the doorway where I took the first pic.
And there we have it.
I have plans for several projects still to add to the kitchen as well as decorative items. For now I am trying to get the essential things done and focus on the finer details and decorating later. I have a bad habit of putting off fun and just focusing on the necessary. I am making a promise to myself (with you as my witness) that I WILL get to the FUN and pretty projects and not just stop at the necessary ones.
So what do you think of my kitchen? Of course it is a rented house which means that I am not able to make 'permanent structural changes'.