Kitchen Styling

Hi All,
The kitchen is pretty much complete and I wanted to share how it has changed over the year and a half.
The Kitchen Before…
Yes we stripped out a white cheap kitchen and revealed the real scale of the room.
This kitchen had the most going on with both the chimney breast being partly knocked out along with the opposite wall. And moving the fuse box downstairs.
And After…
We chose a Wickes matte grey handle-less kitchen which is sleek and allows even more space for parties, as many appliances are fitted to save room on the work tops. I would of had the hot water tap but I’m still sure I’ll end up burning myself when I come to run the tap. And the kettles is the only thing we are still undecided on.
The area which I love and I take so much pride in (as Jimbob thought it was a terrible idea) is my bar area. Before we knocked the wall through this was just an area where tins lived but now it’s a functional space where the alcohol lives plus with the mirrors it adds so much light into the room.

 

 

 

I hope you like!!
Cx

Halloween Scene

Hi All,
If I haven’t mentioned it, I love Autumn. Especially Halloween. So to get ready for the day, I’ve been crafting. Halloween is such a great time of the year; everyone’s starting to get giddy as it’s getting close to Christmas, there’s fruit covered with toffee. And the colours are happy and fun! And honestly I think it’s the best holiday! I dream of celebrating it in California, and doing the whole Pumpkin patch and things! Hey, they go all out!
To start with I made a wreath. It isn’t the norm for Halloween, but hey. With the help of pompoms, and simply winding them round a wire frame, it creates a great wreath to hang in front of my circular mirror in the hall. The mixture of size gives great depth. It honestly didn’t take long at all, but if you try this at home be careful when using the needle to thread the pompoms together.
Next up, a huge part of Halloween is Trick or Treating, so I knew I needed to incorporate something edible. I purchased some Chocolate skull moulds from Hobbycraft (not sponsored) and carefully melted some chocolate using the banmarie method, and made these cute skull chocolates. The chocolate sitting rather happily next to a small decorative coffin I painted black and purple with a glittered pumpkin on top. I also purchased a pumpkin to go along side.
Another small paper mache item I painted was this little skull head. I feel its a little bit cheeky but it’s totally the perfect fit for my table.
I had purchased some skull beads and had an idea to mix them with glitter, to do a sort of Halloween Cocktail (Not Edible) so I combined the glitter and the beads and added the glitter pumpkins on top.
The last thing to do was obviously my beloved wedding willow. I purchased some potion bottles, added glitter and hung them from the branches.
I am super pleased with how it all looks, it’s all ready for the Trick or Treaters, not that they’ll see it(our hallways at the back)
Cx