Cowart's Common Room
Cottage update

As FN asked for an update and progress report on the way things are going with the cottage I have done a blog over here http://calicokate.blogspot.co.uk/
And this is my new kitchen, which mostly got fitted today and which I LOVE!

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Posted at 20th Mar 2012 - 08:44PM   Posted by CalicoKate   Cottage update Comments: 15

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Arosebyanyothername's Avatar That's really nice CK. The cupboards look very much like mine only they are green. You are going to have fun cooking there when it is finished.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 20th Mar 2012 at 10:50PM

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Blackbird's Avatar What a great kitchen space, Kate. You'll be inspired to create great things there and enjoy the day to day cooking and clean up as well. The end is in sight.

Posted by: Blackbird on 21st Mar 2012 at 04:35AM

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Fennie's Avatar Wow! That is grand.Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 21st Mar 2012 at 09:16AM

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Ivy's Avatar Wow when can I come for dinner?
Very Happy Only I have a problem to work out how your sink works....Shocked

Posted by: Ivy on 21st Mar 2012 at 09:56AM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar Lurvley kitchen KateVery Happy
Was about to ask what pattern was on the tiles till I realised there were none there! (I thought it was shells)

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 21st Mar 2012 at 10:03AM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar Washers can be cut from plastic bottles or old wellie boots depending how hard the original is (just been on the blog)Very Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 21st Mar 2012 at 10:08AM

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CalicoKate's Avatar Laughing No, no tiles yet - will in fact be tongue & groove wood panelling - going up today - and the hole for the sink! The tops aren't actually fixed on yet. However I do like the long smooth expanse of wood so maybe we won't have a sink! No cooking and paper plates, problem solved, and no need to upset my lovely smooth wood surface! LaughingLaughing
The problem with the washer/leaky bit is that the gubbins inside the cistern are also 100+ years old (& brass!) and have been cast in one piece so that they can't be separated. We thought we had solved it with a new band running around the edge but now think that it is the hole the bung bit fits in to. Someone has suggested leather and I like the wellie boot suggestion too so we'll have a go at those, thank you FN. Very Happy

Posted by: CalicoKate on 21st Mar 2012 at 11:07AM

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Arosebyanyothername's Avatar I have wooden tops like yours too, CK. And a Belfast sink and a problem has developed around that. After years of continually being splashed the wood has gone black. The solution is to make sure you have treated the wood well and possibly to keep renewing the protection. Otherwise my kitchen has done well and I still love it.
Is yours by Magnet - my is.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 21st Mar 2012 at 11:16AM

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CalicoKate's Avatar Not Magnet but B&Q!! Have discussed the water/sink issue with joiner and hoping solution will be to use lots of oil both underneath and on top, and topping up every so often too.
He is gong to see if he can cut the sink piece out so that we can slide it back in again as a lid and I can keep my uninterrupted work surface!

Posted by: CalicoKate on 21st Mar 2012 at 12:34PM

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Ivy's Avatar I think it depends on the kind of wood you have . My worktop is beech and more than 10 years ol. it gets the occasional oiling but not as much as I was told to do.... it looks tip top only reacts with wet metal! (biscuit tin left out by oh left me with a black circle where you can't hide itRolling Eyes

Posted by: Ivy on 21st Mar 2012 at 12:57PM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar I thought it was already a lidded sink and thought the idea very niceVery Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 21st Mar 2012 at 02:06PM

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KitKatCot's Avatar I too thought it was a lidded sink and thought what a good idea. Smile A lovely kitchen CK just my style, can't wait to see the panelling.

Posted by: KitKatCot on 21st Mar 2012 at 05:41PM

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CalicoKate's Avatar Neither can I KKC!
Loved the idea of a lidded sink hoping it will work.
Ivy could you sand down the circle and re oil that bit?
My work top is beech and has had two coats on it's underneaths and one coat - so far - on it's top but more due to go on.

Posted by: CalicoKate on 21st Mar 2012 at 07:36PM

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Lily's Avatar Really like the light colour of the units, also Belfast sink- very sensible size too.

Posted by: Lily on 21st Mar 2012 at 08:18PM

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Camilla's Avatar Gorgeous kitchen Kate.! would be my choosing too, really lovely.

xx

Posted by: Camilla on 24th Mar 2012 at 12:37PM

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