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 ๐Ÿ™



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    29th October 2018 / 2:36 am

    It's such a happy space! What issue blue and white checkered material that you put down on your countertops?

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    Laura McHugh
    2nd November 2014 / 11:55 pm

    just makes ya smile….xoxoxoxo

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    24th January 2014 / 4:03 pm

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

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    24th January 2014 / 3:53 pm

    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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    18th November 2011 / 9:32 am

    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. ๐Ÿ˜‰ So I'll leave it at looking at these pics…

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    16th November 2011 / 9:42 pm

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

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    15th November 2011 / 1:46 pm

    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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    14th November 2011 / 4:30 pm

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

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    Apple Blossom Barn
    14th November 2011 / 12:52 pm

    What a sweet kitchen, you could never be in a bad mood with so much cheerinessLove itDenise

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    14th November 2011 / 5:45 am

    The kitchen looks amazing!!!! Love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    jenny b harris
    14th November 2011 / 2:21 am

    Love love lovely!

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    13th November 2011 / 10:27 pm

    It's totally GORGEOUS! :0)

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    13th November 2011 / 8:28 pm

    A happy happy kitchen!Just my taste:)

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    13th November 2011 / 7:46 pm

    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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    13th November 2011 / 2:38 pm

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

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    13th November 2011 / 12:52 pm

    This is GOOOOOOOOOORGEOUS. I'll go nuts about this wonderful kitchenJumpin' joyful greetings :))

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    Celestial Charms
    13th November 2011 / 3:53 am

    Love your kitchen redo. So vibrant and interesting!Maureen

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    13th November 2011 / 2:48 am

    Ooo Happy, it's looking fabulous. Well done!Jo ๐Ÿ™‚

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    12th November 2011 / 4:32 pm

    I just love it!!!

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    12th November 2011 / 3:42 pm

    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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    12th November 2011 / 3:26 pm

    What a fun kitchen! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Miss Holly
    12th November 2011 / 1:23 pm

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

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    Vintage Amethyst
    12th November 2011 / 12:41 pm

    Oh it looks fantastic & for ยฃ17 too!!! Fab!loveAlisonx

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    Auntie Em
    12th November 2011 / 12:05 pm

    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    12th November 2011 / 11:52 am

    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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    Karine et Cie
    12th November 2011 / 11:36 am

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

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    12th November 2011 / 11:35 am

    It looks so bright and happy – my kind of kitchen!

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    12th November 2011 / 11:29 am

    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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    The Krafty Cupcake
    12th November 2011 / 11:25 am

    It looks amazing! Well done you for spending ยฃ17! bargain! Sue x

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    The Vintage Hobby House
    12th November 2011 / 11:15 am

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

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    Blueberry Tea
    12th November 2011 / 10:47 am

    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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    Rosa Lily (Pen)
    12th November 2011 / 10:43 am

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

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    Ivy Black
    12th November 2011 / 10:30 am

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

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