When I got the keys back, this is what the kitchen looked like, not bad really, considering I had tenants in here for seven years.
There is a space on the left for the washing machine. The fridge goes on the right. The boiler has never looked nice, but to build a cupboard around it, means filling in the cute little window.
I painted and distressed all the mdf doors, that we had made, and the little tongue and groove upstand, that sits around the worktop.
I had the larder cupboard built, with the dentil cornice, and painted the pine shelving in blue so that the kitchen didn't look like it was off the shelf.
My favourite part is the slate tile floor - I did some paint effects for someone, in exchange for these tiles.
I took the blinds down because they were really stained and covered in 'sticky dust', and it didn't take long to fill it all up !
There is a long list on the chalkboard, for my brother to do, which includes painting the wall outside the kitchen door - er white !!!
I like to think that my dog looks as perfect as the one in the calendar !
This shelf, I brought with me from the other house, and is definitely a favourite place to display stuff.
I might paint this piece white as well, as you know I just love a bit of white, and I think it's time for a change.
The view through the dining room and hall, to the front door with the stained glass.
I have a long wish list for this kitchen, but the main things are to paint the cupboards. I was thinking of a very soft grey. I have mixed Farrow and Ball's Lamp Room Grey with white before and it's a lovely colour. Then I will probably paint the blue piece. I am not sure about the distressing, but it may come through, as I used candle wax to inhibit the paint - silly me !
Then I really need to address the light fitting, as it's just ghastly, and the back door, and the windows, and the hob .....................................
I have to go now, my brother is in the garden pulling up weeds, and I need to go supervise
(but don't tell him I said that, or the neighbours will hear some colourful language !)