New Look Vintage Kitchen ... Done!


Well a couple of posts ago, I showed you how I had re-arranged my kitchen and painted all the shelves...well what I didn't show you was how we have covered the kitchen cupboard doors in white sticky backed plastic! {I bought this from Wilkinsons...but it is available on ebay ;)}
...and what a transformation...you see I am trying to do this on a very tight budget...what with heating bills and the cost of living totally gone through the roof, I wanted a new look without a major expense...the sticky backed plastic was £5.00 a roll and I bought 3 rolls...
...and the cost of the white paint was totally free, as I have become a member of FREECYCLE in my area.  I asked for some white paint in the summer...and to my surprise a lovely lady in the next town offered me a large tin of exterior matt...well since then I have painted quite a few surfaces with it...including my kitchen shelves.

All the rest of the kitchen is a snippet of our vintage French enamel and shabby cottage collectables...apart from the washing up bowl...we had to have a new red one, which cost £2.00, I think that was from Wilkinsons.

So the total cost of this happy kitchen make-over was £17.00...what a bargain!...see it just shows you what you can do, when you put your mind to it...or should I say! when you get your mojo back! lol!


PS...we have a new fridge...hence it looks a bit bare at the moment..the other one died on us :(



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34 comments

  1. Looks just gorgeous, really bright and cheery. I love it!xxx

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  2. 'Tis true, you can do virtually anything with a little creative thought, this is so fab!! xx

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  3. Hi just stumbled across you blog. Your kitchen looks lovely. All the shelves look like lovely shop displays. I was thinking oooo I could buy something from here. Really fab. Well done.
    Lyndsey xx

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  4. Love your makeover,especially your covered doors,looks fab
    XX Manda XX

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  5. It looks amazing! Well done you for spending £17! bargain! Sue x

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  6. Hello Happy!

    Wow, it was worth the wait....so amazingly lovely! It's cheered up my day no end!

    Have a great weekend!

    Love Melx

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  7. It looks so bright and happy - my kind of kitchen!

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  8. So pretty! congrats!
    could you just tell me where you found the plastic paper rolls?
    love and bonne journée!

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  9. Sticky back plastic? Don't you just love Blue Peter? Your kitchen is just gorgeous; bright and pretty and sweet and cheerful. And that's a really lovely red kettle. Tea? Yes please, I'd love a cup.

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  10. How fun it must be to get up every morning and enjoy your breakfast in your cheery little kitchen! Great prices as well.
    Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your pretty new spiffed-up space! :)

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  11. Oh it looks fantastic & for £17 too!!! Fab!
    love
    Alison
    x

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  12. Oh Happy!! It is beautiful!! Really..it just looks grand! There's nothing like paint to spruce up a room!! It's Happy!!

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  13. What a happy imagine indeedy, I adore all your french enamel and the colours theme....just shows you doesn't it? You don't need lots of pennies, just imagination and style!
    nattie x

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  14. wow! is this heaven? I want to bake muffins and strawberry vanilla cupcakes here, lovely and adorable !


    http://rainbowgatherer.blogspot.com

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  15. Ooo Happy, it's looking fabulous. Well done!
    Jo :)

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  16. Love your kitchen redo. So vibrant and interesting!
    Maureen

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  17. This is GOOOOOOOOOORGEOUS. I'll go nuts about this wonderful kitchen

    Jumpin' joyful greetings :))

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  18. What an amazing, cheerful, uplifting kitchen! I adore it. XO Helena

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  19. oh my godness...it's not the first time I read your blog, because, it's a pleasure to "be" here...
    And your kitchen it's heaven,yes !!!

    sorry for my bad language, school is far far away from me

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  20. A happy happy kitchen!
    Just my taste:)

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  21. The kitchen looks amazing!!!! Love it! :-)

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  22. What a sweet kitchen, you could never be in a bad mood with so much cheeriness

    Love it

    Denise

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  23. Great job! What a cozy kitchen. I love all the colours, there is so much to see!

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  24. Just saw this on flickr and had to run over here to say hi! What a beautiful kitchen, lovely & so colorful! xo Karen

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  25. I absolutely love it! I'm ready to move in. LOL

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  26. Oh my gosh. This is just amazing. I just discovered your blog and I'm absolutely flashed by these pictures. Just great. I'd love a kitchen like this - but I guess a certain male person living with me would just call it "kitsch" and that's it. ;-) So I'll leave it at looking at these pics...

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  27. Now this makes me smile and yes , yes it makes me oh so happy! very cheerful...and inspirational! PS I wish you would put the follow me on bloglovin on your side bar--this way I get updates on people's blogs all in one letter instead of getting single letters from each blogger--it makes it easier to follow.

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  28. ps--I love the checkered tea cozy--do you know where I can get one or the pattern?

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