6 Quick & Easy Ways We’ll Be Improving Our Kitchen This Autumn

You might have caught my post across the weekend detailing a few upcoming plans we’ve got for Lily’s bedroom? Well, we’ve also got a few small ideas to improve our kitchen and dining room before the festive season arrives…

This is a collaborative post.

Tea, coffee, sugar canisters — I haven’t had any T, C, S canisters for ages and I’ve spotted some that I absolutely adore in ASDA (and you can get the matching teapot too!)

ASDA George Tea, Coffee, Sugar Canisters

Photo credit: ASDA Stores Ltd 

Knit-Effect Fox Tea Canister £8 // Knit-Effect Owl Coffee Canister £8 // Knit-Effect Bird Sugar Canister £8

However, if I don’t manage to get my hands on those, I’ve also been checking in our local charity shops to see if I can find any second-hand canisters with a vintage feel instead.

Wooden blinds for the windows — Despite moving in nearly 2 years ago, we never got around to putting anything up at the kitchen windows. We have a courtyard-style back garden so nobody can see through them anyway but I still find it a little spooky when I go downstairs during the night if I’m honest with you! I’ve always preferred wooden blinds so we’re looking at some made-to-measure options in a natural wood colour to pop up just to finish the room off properly.

New kettle and toaster duo — We’ve had our kettle and toaster for a while now and the kettle especially is starting to look a little worse for wear. As we have a gas stove, I’d love to go back to an old-fashioned whistling kettle but from what I remember, it’s really noisy and anyway, I have a habit of walking away and forgetting I’ve even boiled the kettle which could be a little disastrous!

We’ve got some gorgeous copper pans in the kitchen so I thought a copper-effect kettle and toaster might look nice (or do you think it’s too much?)

Swan Copper Toaster & Kettle

Swan Copper Kettle £32.00 // Swan Copper 4-Slice Toaster £40.00 — both from AO.com

Dining table and chairs — We bought our dining table and chairs from a charity shop back in 2012 when we moved into our maisonette down in Ash. It’s a lovely set and it looks like it belongs in a traditional pub but it’s developed a crack in the wood along the grain and I’ve managed to wipe off most of the varnish when scrubbing paint, glitter, glue and baking ingredients away!

We could definitely do with an update and I’m thinking a 5-piece round table like this would fit really well in the dining area of our kitchen…

Argos Dining Table & Chairs

Photo credit: Argos Limited

Kentucky Solid Wood Table & 4 Chairs — Two Tone £299.99

Give our wooden dresser a makeover — I discovered our wooden dresser in the local charity shop last year for just £30 and I’ve always thought it would be perfect for an upcycling project. The finish of the pine is a little brash and yellowish in my opinion so I’m going to sand it all down and give it a new lease of life in a more muted colour such as a sage green, duck egg blue or even a delicate grey.

Replacement stool for Lily — Lily uses her old IKEA stool daily for activities such as cooking, baking, water play and so on but unfortunately, it’s finally cracked after all these years. A wooden upgrade would be fantastic for her and I’ve found this on Amazon and added it to our basket as it’s just what she needs.

Feel free to let me know what you think of the products I’ve chosen.

Have you got any plans to improve some of the furniture and accessories in your kitchen this year?


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  1. August 29, 2018 / 12:10 PM

    Wow I absolutely LOVE those canisters!! And I think the kettle and toaster combo looks great. They’re a bit more subtle and would go well with any decor. I want to give mine an autumn make over now! Xx