Kitchen Makeover On A Budget UK

 Kitchen Makeover On A Budget UK. Hello friends, so how are you today?

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. 

Kitchen Makeover On A Budget UK

Kitchen Makeover On A Budget UK:

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.

Kitchen Makeover On A Budget UK
Kitchen Makeover On A Budget UK
Kitchen Makeover On A Budget UK

Record player on!! Retro all the way!!

Kitchen Makeover On A Budget UK

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

Kitchen Makeover On A Budget UK

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.

Kitchen Makeover On A Budget UK
Kitchen Makeover On A Budget UK

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!!


Kitchen Makeover On A Budget UK.

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. Evelina
    12 December 2016 / 12:26

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

  2. Grant R
    10 December 2016 / 20:21

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

  3. Molly
    10 December 2016 / 18:47

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

  4. kerry norris
    10 December 2016 / 17:40

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

  5. Margarett Murphy
    10 December 2016 / 17:37

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

  6. ana de jesus
    10 December 2016 / 13:43

    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!

  7. Kara Guppy
    10 December 2016 / 12:10

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

  8. beautyqueenuk
    9 December 2016 / 20:52

    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

  9. Please may I?
    9 December 2016 / 17:35

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

  10. Talya
    9 December 2016 / 13:33

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

  11. Newcastle Family Life
    9 December 2016 / 09:49

    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

  12. Chloe/Life Unexpected
    9 December 2016 / 09:48

    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. Keely Gallagher
    9 December 2016 / 07:21

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

  14. Deborah Nicholas
    8 December 2016 / 23:22

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      9 December 2016 / 05:38

      Thanks Deborah 🙂

  15. Five Little Doves
    8 December 2016 / 19:59

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      9 December 2016 / 05:38

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

  16. Anonymous
    8 December 2016 / 18:07

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      9 December 2016 / 05:37

      Aww, thank you 🙂

  17. Melanies Fab Finds
    8 December 2016 / 14:14

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      9 December 2016 / 05:37

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

  18. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    8 December 2016 / 13:55

    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
      9 December 2016 / 05:36

      Eventually got around to posting them Heather 🙂 Thanks lovely 🙂

  19. Jayne SMABL
    8 December 2016 / 12:36

    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
      9 December 2016 / 05:36

      Aww, thank you Jayne 🙂

  20. Lisa Graham
    8 December 2016 / 11:30

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      9 December 2016 / 05:36

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

  21. Tamar SB
    8 December 2016 / 10:05

    It looks so great!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      9 December 2016 / 05:35

      Aww, thanks Tamar 🙂

  22. Blogger Mummy Lauren
    8 December 2016 / 09:56

    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
      9 December 2016 / 05:35

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

  23. Rhian Westbury
    8 December 2016 / 09:18

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      9 December 2016 / 05:34

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