Monday, April 23, 2012

As promised......

 Hey here are some of the shots of our kitchen restoration, near completion.  I still have the floors to lime and a few finishings off......
 This is another angle of the kitchen....the fridge and pantry are on the other wall.  We are also putting in an old antique cupboard just to soften the look....with an up-cycled door from the gate house which we are turning into an island bench.  The timbers are too good to waist, and it will just take the edge of the new new look.  Oh, and as you can see the electrical has yet to be done.
 This shot looks from the kitchen into the dining room.  We are having a hydronic heater in the end fire place.  This will be fuelled by burning wood, which will in turn heat the water, which will be pumped around the pipes which we have laid under the flooring.  Its a cost effective way to go once it is installed and now power is getting so expensive, you will see it used more and more.  If you have timber flooring throughout the house you can run a pipe underneath and then install water heaters on the walls, which in turn will heat the house.
 This is the outside colour which we are painting the house.  The trims are going to be Antique white USA and black front and balcony doors .  All the fret work at the back and posts have been repaired and replaced as the glass over the top had cracked and let a considerable amount of water in over a long time.  We are also replacing the glass where required.
 This is the pantry with retractable doors which i haven't finished painting yet.....but ill get there.  This is going to be so handy as i can put all the appliances in there are then shut the doors; its also a great work space.  The cupboard along side is also more storage, cereals etc.
These vanity units have been recycled from the previous owners.....they were dark timber in a high gloss finish; so we have sanded them , then painted, replaced handles and bench tops to organic white Caesar stone.  The regency mould splash backs are going to be painted Antique linen USA ; the cupboards are painted with a mix i made from all my sample pots thrown together....I will have some more shots soon.  Take care, and think of me painting.....x

15 comments:

toves sammensurium said...

I love your kitchen,will be fantastic when it´s finished.How exciting days ahead of you,the house looks really great!!!!
Tove:)

chrisartist said...

Looking great Amanda.
Your heating sounds great.
Is it like a normal wood heater?
Chris

Mrs. Sutton said...

Simply stunning! Your butlers sinks are to die for, and the colour scheme is beautiful. Even partly finished it looks A-MAZING! x

oh,henry! said...

gorgeous, i love the colors all around the house. love it!

Janine Marshall said...

Hey Manda,

Thanks for sharing these shots of your renovation work, all looking gorgeous!!!

Can't have enough storage in a home and love the royal joint, just adds a bit more zing with that profile.

Be good and don't work too hard!

Take care
Janine
XXOO

Antiquitieshome said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! What is the flooring material. What are you using to lime them? It will be breathtaking and a lot of work!

FourHappyBunnies said...

Your kitchen is amazing. It looks so bright and welcoming, I think you will enjoy cooking and entertaining in there xx

arrielle_p said...

Can't wait to see the finishing touches of the place. Will be back to read more updates! :)

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Cathy Penton said...

Looking amazing :)....Hope the parcel arrived safe and sound and it was what you wanted xo c

Kelly said...

Loving everything so far! Can't wait to see it completed.

Anonymous said...

All looks great love the kitchen and the redone vanities, way to go, your colours are great too, looking good.

Lyn

Kifus said...

Love the airy feel of your kitchen! Thanks for sharing!

Kifus

Ness Lockyer said...

Looks wonderful Manda. Where did you get the small round handles from that are in your Kitchen?

The Vintage Rose said...

Hi Ness, the handles are from paraphenalia in Launceston. We have put the slightly larger ones in the kitchen and the really small ones in bathrooms on the vanities....hope this helps. x

Cassie said...

Hi Amanda, I'm hoping you can help me out. We're looking to put in a wood hydronic heating system and are struggling to find anyone who can do it here in Launceston. I remembered reading you blog post a little while ago and thought you may be the best person to ask. If you could let me know I would be beyond grateful!

Cheers

Cassie