Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Possibly my first before and after

Dining area

These are our magic new cupboards. I went up to the Pixies in March, and on my drive I stopped in at a gorgeous wee store in Taihape called (I think) Aunt Bessies Design Store. The place carried really similar stock to us, which was slightly surreal, and had the most amazing fittings. The owner's mum was there, she was awesome "call me Gaga", and she said the beautiful painted bentwood chairs had come from her cowshed, and the cupboards pictured below were from an old school science lab, being chucked out. Well, to cut a long story short, the lovely owner, Mary, called me because she'd been offered a great job in Australia, and did I want any of the fittings?

The cupboards are exactly what we needed in our kitchen, full of character, and with loads of useful storage. The chairs are all being used in the shops to hold up precious cushions.