My changing home … part 2

In a previous post I showed you how I’ve used plenty of colour in my kitchen over the last couple of years to create a look that’s very “me”. I’m often told by visitors and my lovely Instagram community how much they admire my use of bold shades and it’s true that in my vintage-filled home I’m not afraid to experiment. But it wasn’t always thus …

I found the photo on the left last week while digging through a box of forgotten bits and bobs. It shows my kitchen about 12 years ago after my first attempt of decorating the room. When I moved into my house the units were horrid pretend wood (why?), the floor was a shiny laminate (again, why?) and the walls were purple (no words!). It needed a big lick of paint and I plumped for cream, cream and more cream. In my defence, there wasn’t the wonderful array of shades available more than a decade ago and chalk paint was merely a twinkle in an upcycler’s eye. But still.

The photo on the right is how my kitchen looks today. Its combination of blue, green, red, yellow and orange makes it the most vibrant room in my house and one I love spending time in.  I’m hoping it shows how use of colour really turns a house into a home. Don’t be afraid to be bold, embrace the rainbow!

9 thoughts on “My changing home … part 2

  1. mizmouse86 says:

    I saw the “after” photo of your kitchen on Pinterest one day and finally came to the realization that my family’s kitchen doesn’t have to be any particular color combination, but an huge splash of different colors combined with, of course, some fun vintage pieces. Just wanted to say thank you for the inspiration!

  2. Sarah says:

    I am loving your blog, and so thrilled you have started one! The before and after of your kitchen is just amazing, it’s still hard to believe they are the same place, even after staring at them for quite a while now! I appreciate so much this view, it’s so inspirational to see what you started with, as I try to make my own space exactly how I want it. I’ve seen you talk about stripping your magnificent wood kitchen cupboard on IG, and it’s a helpful reminder that people who live in superbly beautiful spaces like yourself didn’t start out with everything looking perfect. Thank you so much for sharing this!

  3. Sarah says:

    I just tried to leave a comment and it seems to have disappeared! I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your lovely blog, and how thrilled I am that you have started it! I’m a long time IG fan of yours, and I think a blog will be a lot of fun. Looking forward to following you in both places!

  4. Anonymous says:

    What a fun kitchen! Must be a joy to cook in. What is the name of the paint color you used on your kitchen walls? I’m looking for a green color like that one. Thank you!

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