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A New Kitchen for 50 euros? Easy!

The walls painted and stencilled, the floor painted and sealed, there was little to do except sew the new curtains.

A mass of green gingham fell into my lap, enough for the job, so I set about sewing and hanging…

Frugality and simplicity are cornerstones of permaculture, so simple curtains, made from sustainable cotton are an easy way to complete a re-decoration.

The time sewing them was interspersed with baking a cake and listening to a podcast.

Multi-tasking is easy.

Life is simple and abundant.

The first curtains are hung on the west window.

I shall leave the top windows uncovered until late Autumn, just before the winter draws in…

Both windows are now finished and I even had enough material left for curtaining the sink area.

Now to find some nice material to sew a table cloth…


I have completed the kitchen…new floor, new walls, new curtains and hangings and all for less than 50 euros.


16 years of Goddess Permaculture through the Bealtaine Project at Bealtaine Cottage, West of Ireland. Colette O'Neill is a writer, photographer, environmentalist and teacher who has devoted the past 16 years to turning 3 acres of derelict land into a woodland sanctuary for all life, planting over 1,100 trees in the process. Colette posts prolifically across Social Media, encouraging planting of trees and regeneration of Mother Earth. Her life energy is now devoted to the Great Goddess, Mother Earth!

4 thoughts on “A New Kitchen for 50 euros? Easy!

  1. Your cottage is absolutely adorable. And your gardens are stunning. I have been reading your blog since Feb. I look forward to your blogs. I am new to permaculture and your blog has been so helpful and inspirational. Thank you so much.

    1. Thank you for your kind words. I always hope that this blog inspires and helps others towards a better life…so, thank you once more for saying so!

  2. It looks wonderful! I had green gingham curtains several kitchens ago, it was one of my favorites! Used red accents in that kitchen, and pots of geraniums on the windowsills.

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