Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Kitchen progress

I have painted about a third of the kitchen but life got in the way so I haven't touched it for over a week. Here is a before photo - definitely stuck in the 1980s! Look at the tiles, they look like they should be in a 1980s bathroom.
And this is what it looks like now. I think it needs another layer of wax, mainly because I have missed a few nooks and crannies when dolloping it on with an old rag. I think I will try using a brush next time. We found out recently that the person we have asked to come and fit the work top and sink has some spare time over the next couple of weeks. Eek! I haven't even chosen the work top yet and we had to quickly order the sink and tap yesterday. Still haven't found a hob yet. Lots to do. My husband fitted a new extractor fan at the weekend as our old one was broken so that's at least one job crossed off the list. I can't wait until it's all done.

We had a very busy weekend. My youngest played her violin in the strings orchestra at the local Music Centre's garden party. She did really well and seemed to enjoy it lots. Then we popped along to the school's summer fayre. I spent an hour applying fake tattoos and painting the nails of 4-9 year olds. Lots of fun but exhausting. Sunday was spent reading (all day - it was a very gripping storyline) and relaxing. I've also managed to squeeze in a bit of crochet too. My shawl is coming along nicely, only maybe 2 more hours of work on it and it will be ready for blocking.

Anyway, that's enough for now. I must go tackle the kids' rooms. I can't see the floor again. Wish me luck! xx


  1. It is amazing what a lick of paint can do - can't wait to see it all finished.X

  2. Looking good!
    You're a genius re the African flowers - a bag is definitely the way forward. I've been hunting around for a bag to keep my stash in and I can't believe I didn't think of making one before. Watch this space...
    Emily x

  3. ah, good luck. I'm thinking I might give up on the floor until they leave home....

  4. What a transformation on the cupboards! Also, have you seen these tile stickers? Thought you might like!