It still needs some patching and painting in parts, but our kitchen has been finished now for almost a couple of months (where did that time go?!) After living with our dingy, dark & crumbling '50s kitchen with leaky gas cooker and no bench space for nigh on 6 years, I'll never be taking this baby for granted. So this is my favourite corner of our house, looking out onto the back yard (we'll get to that one day, too). If anyone's interested there are a couple of before photos here and a couple of wip shots here. Oh, I should add that the cabinetry & shelving are all ikea, the benchtops made by a contact of my Dad's, the appliances are all factory seconds we scouted around for over months & the table is my old work desk that we've had for years. The light (that funny looking thing hanging in the top right corner of the photo) was our splurge for the project - it has little fairly lights woven through the wire and looks like a star when lit up at night.