Move forward 4 years and we like it...not so much!
The lovely blonde wood has gone orange - which is irritating as this was exactly what we said we didn't want. And the cream units seemed boring. For a couple of years we've been kicking ourselves that we weren't a bit braver with our colour choice.
So, today I finally plucked up the courage to re-paint it. I had to get some advice from the lovely man at Resene ( a paint shop in NZ) because the finish on it was like it had been painted then baked! It was sort of shiny! (ew!) Anyway, he thought that a paint type called lustacryl should work - and it did!
I had on a pale blue cardigan this morning that we both really liked the colour of so we matched the paint to it.
This was the day it was put in, before the kick boards were fitted. It was also very bare!
Now it's a bit more cluttered, and we've had to replace the dishwasher that broke and was rubbish. We've also added some shelves for our coffee mugs and a wee egg cupboard for all the eggs my lovely girls lay.
This makes it look a bit more purple ishy than it is in real life, the first pic is pretty realistic!
It feels like we have a new kitchen and we love it! It only took a couple of hours to do the whole thing and I only used about a third of the smallest pot of paint you can buy so it was incredibly inexpensive too. Why oh why did it take us so long to pluck up the courage to do this?!