ORC week 1. 1999 kitchen facelift

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So I decided to join the One Room Challenge this year to give our kitchen a facelift and to bring it up to 2015. I know you were stuck in 1999 for so many years but finally you’re going to get a makeover, my little kitchen. It’s going to be hard and challenging but you’re going to look much better. Promise. For the next 6 weeks every Thursday I will be giving you updates on my progress with the big reveal on 12th November.

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I’m not very proud to show you these pictures guys but it has to be done. As you can see there are some major decor problems. I don’t know what I was thinking and why I left it like this for so long!! But let’s not dwell on the past and move on to the future. This is where I’m heading with it.

Kitchen-plan

I’m still undecided about the feature wall wallpaper. I want either some movement or pattern. I think I might be bored quickly with the pattern (as below) but I have to wait and see once the samples arrive.

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 As you can see I’m mixing metals. I love the contrast between the walnut varnish (I can’t use paint which was banned by my hubby!) and polished nickel. I know it’s not that cool and I get that gold, copper and brass are rocking the world right now but for now I’m sticking to it and have a small brass detail on the ceiling pendant which will go above the bar table.

Now I have one big problem to overcome. My budget. It’s tiny. Almost non existent. I’m aiming for £350/$500. I know. CRAZYY!! But I’m choosing the materials and products very carefully. The fabrics, wallpaper, paint and rug no problem. I can fit it in easily. BUT. The pendant, the mosaic tiles and hardware? That’s the nut I need to crack somehow. Luckily the mosaic is going to be discontinued soon = bargain. I will have to beg over the pendant and the hardware? I don’t know yet. I will report back next week. xkb

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