Reuse, Reduce, Recycle•
Once we’d collected it and worked out which units would fit in our space, we removed all the handles and replaced them with brass half moon handles I bought from Ebay. Jonathan painted the doors and drawers in really dark Sailors Blue by Autentico. Our biggest expense was a deep solid wood worktop from a local timber merchant. My tip for making a kitchen look expensive is spend money on deep quality worktops, it makes all difference.
The kitchen even came with a Butlers sink. I had a tap made out of copper pipe with brass garden taps, a look I knew my husband wouldn't go for in our own home! Simple metro tiles from Topps Tiles completed the look.
The whole kitchen renovation cost £350!
The only things we had to buy was matt Black paint (we already had a spray gun!), some secondhand replacement glass and a liner for the floor. I’ve written a full blog post on the full story, but the Greenhouse cost around £300 in total! A new one like this would be £1,000's!
So it’s amazing what you can do to reuse, reduce and recycle things that would otherwise end up in landfill! I appreciate I have a long suffering husband who is very handy, but I do have a go myself! My Potager Garden will be my biggest undertaking! So if I can have a go, anyone can! I think a lot of people think that recycling furniture might look cheap, but when the previous owner of our kitchen came into the shop and asked if I’d had a Neptune kitchen fitted, I couldn’t have been happier!
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