For those of you who saw the sneak peak, but didn’t see the February March edition of Homestyle Magazine, here is the final reveal of the Blackbird reno kitchen!
Although we were lucky to start with such great bones, like with the rest of the Blackbird Reno, the pennies have been tight. First things first we removed those hideous electric blue light shades ( in fact they came out the second I walked into the house ) and ripped up the faux timber board lino. Then off came the cabinet doors to be re painted in Alabaster by Resene and finished with our signature leather pulls. The new bench top was fashioned by my father out of Plywood. We bought a pre loved goose neck tap off Trade Me, Sink from the local wreckers yard, and tiled our own subway tile splash back. The fridge and dishwasher got a fresh coat of blackboard paint and the walls a bright white of Resene Alabaster. Up went the new lights and a few shelves ( thank you handy husband, I will keep you on. ) So after a lot of elbow grease and out of the box thinking we are done with the kitchen! Hooray!
Next stop Bathroom & Laundry!
Until next time
Industrial lights from Kiwi Living | Tea Towels from Mavis & Osborn | Cleaners and brush by Ecostore | Ring dish made by yours truly | Coffee machine by Espresso Unplugged | Leather for pulls from Lapco
Renovating on a budget is hard at the best of times, let alone when you are living in it too. But the perks are seeing the finishing touches. Once again we painted every surface white with Resene, this time opting for Double Alabaster. We also chose to make our own handles again and sourced leather from Lapco. The raw industrial lights came from Kiwi Living, the linen tea towels from beautiful Mavis and Osborn, and I finally got my mits on a a Presso from Espresso Unplugged ( delish and silent, perfect )
So finally it’s done, and with a bit of elbow grease (and the help of our friends at Ecostore) the grime, dust, tile adhesive and paint that gets EVERYWHERE in renovations was gone and we were able to cook our first meal in our new kitchen.
Also, we have a giveaway! A set of napkins from the delightful Mavis & Osbourn and a few goodies from our pals at Ecostore!
To Enter comment below what you would like most from Mavis & Osbourn and what your favourite Ecostore product is!
Full reveal in Homestyle magazine in the new year!
Until next time,
With the majority of the kitchen finished, and after turning my hand to tiling, grouting and the likes, it’s time for the fun to begin . As usual we have kept everything clean and light and choosing accessories to reflect that. Here is a few on the top of my list.
New Norm thermo mug in Ash / Pallares Solsona kitchen knife / Wooden bracket shelf / Iron wire basket / Round Acacia chopping board / Paysan pitcher in chalk white
Until next time,