Happy’s Colourful Kitchen

 

Well lookee here my friends….We have revamped our kitchen…yep we have taken some of the doors off the cabinets and covered some with retro wallpaper….Also we have used red shiny sticky backed plastic to cover the drawers with…don’t it look great!

 
We have also started collecting Happy Kitsch bits BIG TIME and have incorporated this look into most of the house….look below to see what I mean.

Of course we will never run tired of the ‘Happy Shabby’ look, but it is nice to be able to mix the two styles and make them gel.

 As you can see below, we have backed the cupboards with funky wallpapers and clashed together different ‘bright’ kitchen collectables along the shelves…

 we have kept the enamel…I dont think I could ever get rid of that, but we have got rid of plain glasses and have started to collect coloured ones…I don’t know why! but drinks always taste better in pretty coloured glass.

A long time ago now we put this shelf unit (below) on top of the work top so that we could have extra space to keep our bowls tidy…we have added to this in the past and it still looks great….you never know though! next time you see it! It might be covered in wallpaper! lol!We have left the fridge (below) as it is…all scrapbooked up and still looking divine!

We have even added useful objects to the walls to brighten up plain spaces.

…and we just couldn’t resist adding this beautiful stained glass window, to the windowsill…what do you think?

Its good to be back my luverlies…I hope you are having a great weekend 🙂

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    Anonymous
    30th June 2011 / 10:25 am

    It's so sparkling and wonderful. I'd love to sit there and soak it all in. xx

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    Jess
    29th June 2011 / 2:58 pm

    I totally love your kitchen! I agree about drinks always tasting better from brightly colored glasses.

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    Tina
    29th June 2011 / 6:24 am

    Happy, I just found your blog and love it! Will come back from now on to see more :-)love your bright kitchen, especially the french towel-holder.Tina in Germany

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    vintagesue
    28th June 2011 / 3:18 am

    i am moving to the UK asap for tea in your kitchen and i'm taking that amazing SUET canister with me!!!! long story, but i love anything that says suet. very awesome kitchen….it is amazing.thanks for sharing.sue

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    Missy
    27th June 2011 / 8:46 pm

    Hello,I've been reading your blog for a while now and like seeing your changes of style. Your kitchen looks fab! Must make cooking and cleaning up much more fun!

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    Priscilla
    27th June 2011 / 6:09 pm

    Ooooh I love your kitchen! I am new to your blog and love all the colours and retro items 😉

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    Florence and Mary
    26th June 2011 / 10:48 pm

    It looks fabulous!!! I need to spruce my kitchen up!Victoria xx

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    Connie :)
    26th June 2011 / 10:29 pm

    I think we must be sisters from another life! Love your blog and your colors!

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    francine
    26th June 2011 / 8:38 pm

    hello , i think your blog is really lovely and your world is really colourful, inspirational and cheerful thanks francine-patchworkandlace.blogspot.com

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    Anonymous
    26th June 2011 / 7:06 pm

    Ooh, is that cat item on the second picture a Sharp's toffee tin, 'cos I've got it's tabby kitten cousin… if you see what I mean! totally cheerful kitchen..CheersLynda

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    Elaine
    26th June 2011 / 5:14 pm

    I like your kitchen. It looks so decorated where as if I did that my kitchen would look messy. I love the tins for storage. I will have to hunt up some. Thanks for the ideas. I hope you don't mind I used the picture of your kitchen for my wallpaper. Yours truly-Elaine in Virginia USA

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    Zootsuitmama
    26th June 2011 / 4:26 pm

    Absolutely LOVE it! And, you've given me some great ideas!!! Zootsuitmama

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    Miss Holly
    26th June 2011 / 12:49 pm

    o.k. so this is TOTALLY cool……. Love love love it!!

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    Auntie Em
    26th June 2011 / 8:13 am

    You must smile everytime you walk into your kitchen! Love the redo. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    found and sewn
    26th June 2011 / 7:21 am

    Wow! your kitchen is amazing. I love all your vintage mugs and cups.

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    bichonpawz
    26th June 2011 / 6:11 am

    So, So HAPPY! Thanks for always giving me inspiration!!

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    Happy @/*-*@
    26th June 2011 / 2:07 am

    ….and thanks to everyone else for leaving a comment…I have sooo missed you all :)You Rock!Love Happy xx

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    Happy @/*-*@
    26th June 2011 / 2:05 am

    Ebru! thankyou my sweets and you are soooo right – I have already started thinking about changing HLR to a more retro design :))love Happy xx

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    ebru
    25th June 2011 / 9:56 pm

    You already say it, it is HAPPY! I don't think there are many people like you who makes all the colors look so pretty together! And I am loving the retro look! It may be good as a blog design also, hmmm 🙂 Regards, Ebru

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    Ava
    25th June 2011 / 9:23 pm

    So glad your back ,Happy 🙂 Your kitchen is divine ! Hope that one day you will come and have a cup of your British tea in my Aussie kitchen xx Ava

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    Diary of a Tinyholder
    25th June 2011 / 8:35 pm

    absolutely gorgeous!! x It's so bright and fun. I love all the French check enamel ware. So jealous!

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    bellaboo
    25th June 2011 / 8:21 pm

    I love the way you have created a 'dresser' effect by taking off the cupboard doors,and putting hooks up for the mugs etc.My kitchen is due for a makeover,I'm fed up with the pine doors,so the paintbrush will be coming out! :0)

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    Rosa Lily (Pen)
    25th June 2011 / 7:27 pm

    Whow, I think iv'e just fallen into a smartie tube!!!! That is colour happy x

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    Rubyred
    25th June 2011 / 6:48 pm

    Now that is a very Happy kitchen!Love what you've done to the drawers!Rachel x

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    trashsparkle
    25th June 2011 / 5:23 pm

    Fabulous, and frankly, very very happy! Just as I started following your blog you disappeared – glad it wasn't my effect;)Am loving the comeback of sticky-back plastic – when I was a kid people *did* wood-effect kitchens, and well, they just looked dodgy. But love this bright red – I've done stair risers, and just doing the top of a sideboard revamp in the stuff. All your things look amazing displayed together.

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    Becky from Brandon, Florida
    25th June 2011 / 4:56 pm

    I would make me happy just to go in the kitchen everyday. Love it!

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    Terrie
    25th June 2011 / 4:50 pm

    Oooo I likee! What is it that you have on your work tops? The blue checked thingy? I love the thought of funking up my worktops without, well, getting a new worktop! x

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    cupcakejojo
    25th June 2011 / 4:19 pm

    Ooooh it looks fabulous!!! 😀 x

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    Gem
    25th June 2011 / 4:02 pm

    It is good to have you back. Love your kitchen, especially all the dfifferent plates, bowls, glasses, cups etc, it is looking very funky indeed xxx

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    thislittlesparrowblog
    25th June 2011 / 3:54 pm

    how lovely! really cheerful, colorful, and sweet!

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