This was the extent of the kitchen before - a wood stove, sink, and bench with open shelves
I don't think I ever got around to sharing the photos of mums new cottage kitchen (after sharing the before photos).
I took these photos a little while back while things were still a work in progress - notice no kickpanels yet.....
Painting all the wood panelling has really brought out the features of the beautiful original wood stove and mantel.
Mum decided to keep the wood panelling natural above the sink (I would have painted it, but it's not my house so I didn't get the final say).
.....and at this stage we were still waiting on the new benchtop for the storage units next to the fridge (thankfully it wasn't my error so I didn't have to pay for it - phew)!
Oh and a quick tip if you're doing a kitchen reno - don't order white kickpanels. They are impossible to keep clean. This kitchen is getting black kickpanels which will be perfect for all the country mud!
I still miss my old kitchen.... sigh