Sunday, 5 June 2016

Kitchen reveal: Pastels and pink

Oh is just the most glorious day! After a week of moody grey clouds, it is so lovely to finally see blue skies! I have been waiting for a bright day to take some pictures of our newly decorated kitchen to share on here, and I have finally managed to capture it in lovely, warm daylight.

The walls in the kitchen have been looking a little tired, a faded blue that made me feel a little blue too! I have been threatening to paint it pink for months, and well, all I can say is...PINK!!! It is very pink now, but I absolutely love it! The table and chairs are finished too, in various shades of pastels. It feels very cheery in here now!

Along with a new wall colour, the change has prompted the addition of a few new pretties to tie in all the different shades used. A very dear friend of mine gave me a beautifully sewn embroidery hoop for my birthday. You'll notice it's my name 'growing' into pretty little button blooms. Isn't it beautiful? It sits above another appliqued canvas that she gave me a few years ago.

I did a bit of sewing myself, and made a new door curtain to hide the recycling bin. Goodness, those pleats took forever!

Another project was to add a new tablecloth, and I opted for oilcloth as I always do. With three messy children, and the kitchen table doubling up as a food prepping area, it is both beautiful and practical. I cut the tablecloth to size, and then painstakingly cut a scalloped edge all the way around the hem. It is rather laborious, but well worth the effort. It hangs so much better this way. I used the leftover scraps to make a little counter topper too.

Finally, my favourite Clarice Cliff plate has a proper home too! I love the combination of pink and green, and this cheers up one corner of the kitchen. The curtains are looking even lovelier next to a pink wall too. These were a fabulous find from a charity shop a few years ago. I still love them as much as the first day I hung them.

A little more green...two thrifted vintage glass dishes that I acquired some time ago. The colour is absolutely yummy! Perfect for serving little snacks to visitors!

And so, the kitchen is at last just the way I want it...pretty in pink! Not entirely sure the hubby agrees, but thankful that he lets me express myself in this way. I think he's secretly hoping there will be more time spent cooking and baking!

I hope you are also enjoying a bright day where you are! Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Wow, wow, wow - your kitchen is adorable. Can I ask where you got your oil cloth for the table from please? Would you recommend it? is it durable? Did I read in the chair post that an Annie Slone tester post is enough for one chair?? Sorry for all the questions but I feel so inspired by your kitchen that I want to get mine sorted :)

    1. Hi Lorna. Sorry it took so long to reply! I have not checked in here for a while. Thank you so much for the thumbs up to the kitchen. The oil cloth is from Cath Kidston, and is indeed very durable. It is wipeable, so very easy to keep clean. I have used other varieties before too, but the best for me has been Cath Kidston and Clarke & Clarke. There are quite a few lovely prints to choose from too. I purchased mine from the outlet, so it was half the price it usually goes for in the shop. As for the Annie Sloan paint...Yes, the tester pot was indeed enough to do a chair. I did add just over a tablespoon of water to it, which you can very successfully do with chalk paints. It was just the right amount to finish two coats on a chair, baring in mind the chairs do not have solid backs, so less coverage needed. I hope you have fun sorting your kitchen. It's always lovely to have a play! All the very best, Tania xxx

  2. So fantastically lovely! The pink walls are so cheerful and sweet. What a splendid way to brighten and lighten the mood of your (stunning!) kitchen.

    Many hugs & happy wishes for June,
    ♥ Jessica

    1. Hello my lovely! Thank you so very much for your lovely comments. It is always so good to hear from you! Hope all is well in your world. All the very best, Tania xxx


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