Thursday, December 11, 2014

Putting the final touches to my kitchen, reuse, recycle style!

Good morning all and what a chilly one it is.  Our walk along the beach this morning was brisk in the wind, rain, snow and bitter cold.  Boy I'm grateful for my husbands buffalo jacket!
Winter is here.
How did you fair with the storm?
It got very wild and windy during the night but it seems to have settled a little this morning, for now.

I didn't get any where near finished with my jobs yesterday for those of you who think I run around like a mad woman!
I had a couple of visitors and a few interruptions along the way which meant I only ended up with one finished card and another 7 cut and ready to stick together.  Mind you I do tend to just do a couple of designs for my Christmas cards, that way once the design is done repeating gets quicker the more you do.
I also have a few bought ones I'd forgotten I had purchased, just in case, I guess I might have to send them too.  I also did find two batches of Christmas cards that my youngest made at school, I guess we can bling them up a bit and use them also.  I will get there by hook or by crook!

Whilst I was busy with all things Christmas yesterday my husband was putting some finishing touches in the kitchen, yes, a year on and it still isn't finished!
I just hadn't found the crates I had wanted for my wall storage but recently I came across a company in Coventry who made them and got very excited, sad I know.  Pinterest has a lot to answer for but I love the finished effect.

These are SO what I was looking for.  Rustic but solid.  This picture was me deciding what way around I wanted my hubby to put them up on the kitchen wall.

How is it that 10 wooden crates can make a girl so happy!  Strange but very true.  This is the way I decided to have them fixed and below is them filled with my cook books and kitchen bits.

I have seen a new kettle I fancy and a new bread bin and biscuit tin in Duck egg blue, you never know what Santa might bring!
I am really happy with my unit, what do you think?
I've just got a pelmet to make for my blinds now to hide the roll at the top then I think it might be done and dusted.

I'm working again tomorrow and Saturday, a dine in and Christmas, it's going to be crazy busy again.
Ho, ho, ho!
Don't forget to join me sharing an oldie, I'm away to pick something now to share with you.
Have a super weekend everyone and more from me on Monday.  x


Patricia said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Erika, what a super, fantastic, brilliant idea. Love, love, love everything about those amazing shelves. You have made a great job there girl.

Patricia x

ForgedinPaper said...

It looks fab. My pinning hasn't produced something as impressive.

cuilliesocks said...

Fantastic unit Erika, love the wood and design, looking good with all your bits, well done, hugs Kate x

Hazel said...

Now Erika I know how fab these units are because my boss has a couple of them, and they are great, she also bought a beautiful tall cupboard from the company made of the same wood. I love how you have arranged them, pity you couldn't find a lovely bit of drift wood long enough to make that pelmet ? Don't over work. Hazel xx

Lau W said...

Oh woooooow !!!!!