We have lived in our house for the last 7 months, looking at houses to buy in Whitstable can be like torture. Some of them are so beautiful but you can never have them as the prices are he highest they have ever been so you have to view everything which a sense of ‘imagination’.
Our home by far wasn’t the biggest we viewed, it wasn’t the most modern but has such potential that I kept coming back to it. One of the things that was so attractive was the kitchen, newly installed in a neutral style with plenty of space for a breakfast bar come extra space for food prep or just sitting with a glass of wine.
We ordered some reclaimed wooden planks (a great find on Etsy) with a view to putting up farmhouse style open shelving and selected some lovely wrought iron brackets for them to fixed to the wall with. Originally I had planned three one on top of the other but in reality we decided that one above the sink would be handy and give us some more space in another area.
As you do when you move into a new property and start to make it a home the shelves have adapted somewhat and not only store lots of kitchen essentials but also have become home to my new collection of Emma Bridgewater pottery (how gorgeous are the patterns) but also to hang mugs from, to keep the occasional pen, the boys money jars to save money for the upcoming holiday and a general space to pop pretty things on.
The breakfast bar I settled on was not the conventional choice and is actually half of a very old circular French table sanded and painted. It’s so imperfect it’s brilliant and does exactly what I had wanted, quirky but totally functional.
Added the the quirky is my ever expanding range of prints, I love quotes (you may have noticed), I have the best Alice in Wonderland quote ever in a frame which was a gift from my parents, a couple of Sass and Belle prints which I couldn’t resist the colours of and a wooden sign with a quote from one of my favourite programmes as a child, Father Ted. Anyone else remember Mrs Doyle, the ever loyal housekeeper and her ‘go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, GO ON!’ When insisting someone have a cup of tea?
Anyway until the extension goes onto the back of the house (a post for another time) and I can expand the kitchen further I’m quite happy with my country, shabby chic, eclectic kitchen. Would love to hear what you think!
Lots of love, Lucy x