Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Work has commenced......

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I mentioned yesterday that Mr FF has commenced work on the room that is going to house our new kitchen and dining room so I am getting really exciting and making sure that in my own mind I know what I want.

Yesterday while we were in Bordeaux, we popped into Ikea and I bought a magnetic knive holder so this is a step in the right direction.

So far I have bought:

*Fabulous red letters that spell out the word "C U I S I NE "that you can see in the photo above.

*Carmague Cushion cover from Toast for the window seat





*Antique light fitting for the dining area


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*Antique Oak dining table, which I am going to distress and paint the bottom half of.

*Antique oak chairs which I am going to paint white.


*Vendange tapestry - this has lots of red in it and red is going to be my accent colour.




*Plate rack - not sure where I will use this but it was on sale a while ago and I thought that it would be good.

We are not having upper cupboards so I need to ensure that I have enough space elsewhere in the room but will be having some open shelves.



*White ceramic sink


*Clock for above one of the doors


*Stainless steel cooking range


Which just! leaves me with the following to buy....

*Kitchen - oak which I am going to paint

*Tap - typically french in style and the same as the one that we have used in the other apartments.

*Dish washer - stainless steel I think at this stage :-)

*Kitchen island for the centre of the room

*Kitchen stools - I really want a pair of antique ones but may have to settle for a new pair if I cannot find any that I like.

*Stainless steel fridge/freezer

*Floor tiles, we are using the same ones that we have in the entrance and in the showroom so I am hoping that they have them in stock.



{Entrance - Maison No. 20}
Think that is about it for now, I am off as I need to post off some fabulously french orders and after that will be assisting Mr FF today. Not sure how long this will last as I am not the best at receiving orders and prefer to "give" them.


Je vous souhaite à tous un mardi fabuleux,

L x

31 comments:

  1. WOW, how exciting!! It all sounds so fabulous and well thought out. I look forward to seeing the results!

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  2. The tapestry,I am wowed!And red is the best color accent ever.Good luck for the makeover.Francesca

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  3. I love everything you chose for the kitchen!!! And the red letters??? Can't wait to see your makeover, I'm sure it's a fantastic one!! Nice to do makeover at the same time of many other girls like you, I enjoy it a lot to know their ideas!!

    Bonne journée ma cherie!!

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  4. I cant wait to see the end result; so exciting for you.....Amanda xxx

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  5. Very exciting. You sound super organised! Can't wait to see your creation! A-M xx

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  6. this kitchen is going to be great! I wished I had time to take care of my house which after our recent flood is in shambles....
    where is your store? off to France soon.....that is when the airports open... A bientot, Francine

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  7. Coming along very nicely indeed...I love how you have a definite vision and are sticking to it...cant wait to see the finishing results...must be very exciting for you :) x

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  8. Oooo, Leeann, I'm a little envious.
    It sounds wonderful. I can't wait to see it all finished.
    Isn't it exciting when a room comes together ?
    Enjoy buying everything. XXXX

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  9. Well, Leeann, it sounds like you're quite well organized for your big kitchen/dining room redo. It all sounds quite wonderful to me and I'm certainly looking forward to seeing the work in progress. p.s. I don't like upper kitchen cabinets either :)

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  10. Everything you mentioned sounds amazing! I love the red letters and can't wait to see them in your kitchen!

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  11. Everything sounds amazing! We are in the midst of a huge reno...Kitchens are so time consuming and expensive! But...It sounds like you are more than half way there!
    I can't wait to see the finished space!
    Enjoy the process
    Blessings,
    donna

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  12. An exciting project to say the least. I'm so looking forward to seeing this develop xx

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  13. Can't wait to see what it looks like :)

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  14. Wow, sounds like a fabulous mix. Can't wait to see it! jules :)

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  15. Can't wait to see the finished room.

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  16. Love the red letters. Where those from Ikea? So adorable!

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  17. The dining table & chairs are simply to die for. Love this look. And the red. Just wonderful. xx's

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  18. I can't wait to see how it all comes together. The stuff you've purchased is right up my alley.

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  19. loving the red letters! what a great idea...

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  20. Great finds. I can't wait to see how it all comes together.

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  21. Leeann, I am definitely going to have to drive up and see that C.U.I.S.I.N.E. Don't let Mr FF forget who's boss ;-)

    Lots of love budgie and thinking of you lots
    A

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  22. Wow, sounds lovely and oh so exciting!! Can not wait to see it!!! Hope you are well,Chrissy

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  23. Loveing all your picks so far...
    Cuisine = great!
    I had to laugh about giving and recieving orders!!!
    You go girl!
    Can't wait to see everthing in it's glory!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  24. Hi Leeann I will be following carefully now that you have hooked me in with: no upper cabinets, red accents, and that you prefer to "give" orders! LOL! Your kitchen concept is wonderful, and I am quite sure your execution will be perfect! thanks for including us

    a bientot!

    Kit

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  26. Bonjour, Mille mercis for your lovely comments and I am trying my best at being Mr FF's helper but am not used to making cups of tea all day and this cuts into the amount of time that I can spend on the internet without him knowing :-)

    To all of you that asked about the red letters, they came from an interiors store and were pretty pricy, I wish that IKEA did stock them as I am sure that they would be much cheaper there! That said I went crazy on Monday and bought many of those fabulous dish brushes in red with the suction thingy on the bottom of them.

    A tres bientot, L x

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  27. This kitchen sounds fabulous ...You thought about every detail . I can not wait to see the result

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  28. Loving your kitchen design! It's like you're designing the kitchen of my dreams! Sounds like it's all going to turn out wonderfully...can't wait to see the results.

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  29. Well done, I just adore that kitchen sink. Can't wait to see the final reveal!

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  30. I'm just getting caught up on my reading and I'm so excited to see you are well underway on your new kitchen. You must be so excited. I can't wait to see it all together, you have some incredible finds! I especially love that tapestry. ~Lili

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  31. That antique oak dining table is such a vintage find! I have this thing for hardwood furniture for houses. The kitchen is so cute, too. I like its flooring. Are those tiles? Tampa and other Florida cities have houses that use mostly wood materials, I noticed. Perhaps it's because of the tropical weather.

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