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 🙁



  1. Nancy at Littlehomesteadinboise
    16th February 2020 / 12:28 am

    Wow I really love what you’ve done with your kitchen! The colors are great in your collection of great items really shines! Do you have other cabinets in your kitchen where you store your food etc., or is this only part of the walls that are in your kitchen?

  2. Sophie
    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?

  3. Laura McHugh
    2nd November 2014 / 11:55 pm

    just makes ya smile….xoxoxoxo

  4. nannykim
    24th January 2014 / 4:03 pm

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

  5. nannykim
    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.

  6. fialka012
    20th November 2011 / 9:58 pm


  7. Anonymous
    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. 😉 So I'll leave it at looking at these pics…

  8. Pinkie
    16th November 2011 / 9:42 pm

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

  9. Karen
    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

  10. Annika
    14th November 2011 / 4:30 pm

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

  11. 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

  12. Jackie
    14th November 2011 / 5:45 am

    The kitchen looks amazing!!!! Love it! 🙂

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

    Love love lovely!

  14. bellaboo
    13th November 2011 / 10:27 pm

    It's totally GORGEOUS! :0)

  15. stina
    13th November 2011 / 8:28 pm

    A happy happy kitchen!Just my taste:)

  16. Anonymous
    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

  17. Anonymous
    13th November 2011 / 2:38 pm

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

  18. erdbeerdiamant
    13th November 2011 / 12:52 pm

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

  19. Celestial Charms
    13th November 2011 / 3:53 am

    Love your kitchen redo. So vibrant and interesting!Maureen

  20. Jo
    13th November 2011 / 2:48 am

    Ooo Happy, it's looking fabulous. Well done!Jo 🙂

  21. jendina
    12th November 2011 / 4:32 pm

    I just love it!!!

  22. Nattie
    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

  23. Kristen
    12th November 2011 / 3:26 pm

    What a fun kitchen! 🙂

  24. 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!!

  25. Vintage Amethyst
    12th November 2011 / 12:41 pm

    Oh it looks fantastic & for £17 too!!! Fab!loveAlisonx

  26. 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! 🙂

  27. Rhissanna
    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.

  28. 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 journée!

  29. Terrie
    12th November 2011 / 11:35 am

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

  30. MelMel
    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

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

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

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

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

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. Ivy Black
    12th November 2011 / 10:30 am

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

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