This is how it was when we bought it:
This is what it looked like when we walked in the door after the flood:
Then it got stripped back completely, (you may remember this find) and we insulated the walls:
And now it looks a little something like this...
We couldn't be happier with the result! It's designed by our friend and architect (so handy!!!) Esther (firstname.lastname@example.org) who is a genius. It's made entirely from ply wood with white melamine doors which kept the price down and was the exact Danish/simple/with a dash of 50's look we were going for and is a bit more waterproof than a completely mdf kitchen.
We had a hard time convincing the builder that we really, truely wanted the doors recessed and the ply stripes exposed but they did a pretty good job, despite saying they hated it! Ha! We both hate corner cabinet doors so got rid of them, and luckily I'm slightly (read: a lot) cuckoo about having all the pots and pan handles facing the same way - so it still looks good.
We feel so lucky to have our dream kitchen already (yes! I get to keep food in jars - HEAVEN!) there have been some lovely silver linings to this flood business.
What do you think? More room tours?
Kitchen: Marine grade ply wood & white melamine
Painted: Dulux "Lexicon quater"
Tiles: DiLorenzo tiles
Pantry: Ebay and done up by us, painted in Dulux, Mermaid Splash & Chalk white
Handles, fruit bowl, apple, clock & canisters all opshop/junk shop/side of the road finds.