Kitchen Makeover..

I have eventually got around to sharing some pictures from my kitchen makeover. This is half of my kitchen makeover. I am still saving up to complete the rest. Hopefully, after Christmas, we can do a bit more to it. 

My family calls me ” half a job Claire” as I am always starting one job and never getting around to finishing it!! Trouble is the things that are left to do all cost money, so they get left. I would love a new sink, new American style fridge and a double country style oven. Eek, they are all so expensive!

Still, what would life be like if we had nothing exciting to plan for?

The rest of the kitchen is going to be pretty plain-ish and de-cluttered as this half of the kitchen is a bit full on.

How many times have I moved things around on this shelve!?

My pine shelves took ages to stain black but they were worth all the time I spent on them.

Record player on!! Retro all the way!!

Christmas lights were on the shelves but I have now moved them under the Christmas tree. Who knows where they will be next week!?

Some of my favourite drinks for Christmas already on the shelves. Also, some have already been tested, just in case I did not like them anymore 😉

Love this worktop island. Perfect for putting dinners out on and baking.

Still got to pick up 2 more chairs for our dining table as Mollie the Collie destroyed a few when she was left alone in the kitchen one day. That dog loves wood. Caught her the other day trying to munch on my shelves!!

So far so good. Now to plan my new sink next. 

It is amazing how many things you collect over the years but I hate to chuck things away. They might come in handy one day!!

Do you collect thing like me or keep things to a minimum?

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  1. Rhian Westbury
    8th December 2016 / 9:18 am

    I like to think I keep things to a minimum but I know I collect stuff. Those shelves look so handy x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      9th December 2016 / 5:34 am

      Thanks Rhian, I can keep so many things on this 🙂

  2. Blogger Mummy Lauren
    8th December 2016 / 9:56 am

    I'm a bit of a collector of things too, I really need to declutter (or just organise in some way) my life! You've managed to fit a lot of things on to those shelves, K think I need some shelves like that for all of my things too!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      9th December 2016 / 5:35 am

      Thanks Lauren. When I first seen them I thought there was lots of room. Until I filled them!!

  3. Tamar SB
    8th December 2016 / 10:05 am

    It looks so great!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      9th December 2016 / 5:35 am

      Aww, thanks Tamar 🙂

  4. Lisa Graham
    8th December 2016 / 11:30 am

    It looks amazing I love the feel of it. The shelving works really well, looking forward to seeing it all finished x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      9th December 2016 / 5:36 am

      Aww, thanks Lisa. I can not wait to get my new sink 🙂

  5. Jayne SMABL
    8th December 2016 / 12:36 pm

    Oh that looks amazing hun! I LOVE those shelving units and all of your nic nacs on them 🙂 You've done an awesome job there x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      9th December 2016 / 5:36 am

      Aww, thank you Jayne 🙂

  6. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    8th December 2016 / 1:55 pm

    Looks so great! Love the open shelving. You did a great job with them. The long table and work top island are fabulous!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      9th December 2016 / 5:36 am

      Eventually got around to posting them Heather 🙂 Thanks lovely 🙂

  7. Melanies Fab Finds
    8th December 2016 / 2:14 pm

    Wow it looks great, it's very neat and tidy with a place for everything. How cute is that cookie monster!!!!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      9th December 2016 / 5:37 am

      Hehe, I love the cookie monster, reminds me of me as I love cookies 🙂 Thanks Melanie

  8. Anonymous
    8th December 2016 / 6:07 pm

    That looks amazing ..wow all that hard work paid off!!!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      9th December 2016 / 5:37 am

      Aww, thank you 🙂

  9. Five Little Doves
    8th December 2016 / 7:59 pm

    Wow that looks fab! I love all of the details, you've worked so hard on it clearly!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      9th December 2016 / 5:38 am

      Thanks lovely. I have changed things around loads as thing were not right but got their in the end 🙂

  10. Deborah Nicholas
    8th December 2016 / 11:22 pm

    Omg I love those shelves!! I am a huge collector so these would work well for me!!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      9th December 2016 / 5:38 am

      Thanks Deborah 🙂

  11. Keely Gallagher
    9th December 2016 / 7:21 am

    As much as I would like to be minimalist, I'm a hoarder at heart!

  12. Chloe/Life Unexpected
    9th December 2016 / 9:48 am

    I love your tea cups on the shelves. Those shelves are brilliant too. You can store too much. I used to keep everything 'just in case' but in the last two years I've become an extreme minimalist which is sometimes good, but it means you end up always needing to run out and buy something. x

  13. Newcastle Family Life
    9th December 2016 / 9:49 am

    I love the big shelving unit, I think I need something like this for my utility or dining room (my kitchen is far to small) xx

  14. Talya
    9th December 2016 / 1:33 pm

    Oooh the kitchen is looking fabulous! We also have some similar shelves in our kitchen because I'm a bit of a collector too.

  15. Please may I?
    9th December 2016 / 5:35 pm

    Its looking lovely. I could do with all that shelf space x x

  16. beautyqueenuk
    9th December 2016 / 8:52 pm

    I am a total hoarder rather than a collector, but I then I have my moments of wanting to chuck out things I never use x

  17. Kara Guppy
    10th December 2016 / 12:10 pm

    Wow, that is a lot of stuff. I wish I had the room to store so much but we have limited space sadly

  18. ana de jesus
    10th December 2016 / 1:43 pm

    Your kitchen looks amazing after its makeover. I love the work top island as well, one of those would be super handy in our kitchen!

  19. Margarett Murphy
    10th December 2016 / 5:37 pm

    This looks great. So much room to fit everything in.

  20. kerry norris
    10th December 2016 / 5:40 pm

    Love the work top island.so handy. Would love to have room in our kitchen for one x

  21. Molly
    10th December 2016 / 6:47 pm

    I looks fab but open shelving would drive me nuts… as I like shutting my mess away! HahaMollyxxx

  22. Grant R
    10th December 2016 / 8:21 pm

    The brick wall & dark shelves look brilliant. Good job!

  23. Evelina
    12th December 2016 / 12:26 pm

    The shelves look amazing! I am a collector, can't get rid of anything.

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