Thursday, April 17, 2008

Kitchen Revamp

I recently revamped my kitchen! I wanted a modern touch - but a style that would still be in keeping with my house and my love of all things vintage! [Before I tell you more, don't you just love these walls decorated with Bundt Pans by hownowdesign in this beautifully revamped kitchen!]
I decided to keep the original solid oak cupboards. The yellowed varnish was scraped off - yes it took a long time - and the cupboards were re-varnished with a water based varnish - which apparently won't yellow with time. The horrible amber "bottle-bottom" glass panes in the cupboard doors were replaced with frosted clear glass - a great improvement! The old Formica kitchen tops were replaced with granite tops.
I told you here - how I painted the tiles!
The windows were treated with slatted venetian blinds.
We installed down lighters and a modern chandelier.
I ordered an industrial shelving unit from Euroshelf in Cape Town. It was custom made to fit the space I had. The whole process was completed over the internet and the finished shelf was couriered to my home. It fit perfectly!
Soon I will tell you about some of the accessories that have finished off the new-look kitchen.


Diana said...

OHH LOVE the bundt pans!!

janine de waal said...

I think you've done a super job and I really like the revamps oak cupboards - what an improvement!
You must really be enjoying the revamped kitchen!

Krissy said...

Awesome bundt pans! I love your new chandelier.

Estelle said...

It's quite amazing what you have done without breaking down walls ... Enjoy!

kat said...

I have that same shot saved in my 'kitchen inspiration' folder. Is'nt it a great way of showcasing something seemingly ordinary? Well done with your revamp - your kitchebn must be gratifying to cook in after all your hard work.

Lynne said...

love it!