This weekend we have achieved a lot. I zoomed up the motorway on Friday to spend a day and night with my Mum and Dad, (Dad is still very poorly and I'm afraid he has to suffer visits from me on a regular basis at the moment, something he does with his usual good humour!) while I was there Lovely Hubby had a day on his own at the house shifting lots of heavy stuff and making a good start on the bedroom painting. I got back on Saturday afternoon and we had a relaxing evening together, before loading up the truck ready for Sunday morning and a full day of painting in both the bedroom and kitchen.
Although the bedroom looks okay the pale blue walls were cold to look at, very grubby and not really to our taste, we had promised to keep the wallpaper (this was our landlords little girls room and their Grandad had papered it for them, so we assured them it would stay and be carefully painted around). We did, however, pick off all the butterfly and fairy stickers that covered the blue walls and also had been added to the wallpaper, and sorry girls, but the luminous stars that used to adorn the ceiling are no more!!
So with the wallpaper carefully masked off it was out with the fresh white paint. With LH armed (and very dangerous) with his emulsion roller, and me armed (rather messily....I do drip!!) with my Satinwood and brush we followed each other from room to room and managed to almost finish both rooms.
Now it's looking crisp and fresh, and this morning I just have to carefully peel off the masking tape from the floor and have a quick tidy up, and then I can move on to this.......
.... the cupboard next to the fireplace in the kitchen. This is how it looked when we took over the house.
Now I've painted the outside with white satinwood paint....
...painted the wall at the back with emulsion and now it just needs its shelves covered in paper, I have a roll of pretty wallpaper that I got from a car boot sale last Summer that will do just fine. Then this cuboard will be used to store all my jam pans and things that go in the kitchen that don't get used on a day to day basis, thus leaving room in my other kitchen cupboards for things I need to hand.
I did think of using it as a larder but as it will be situated behind our dining table it will not be as easy to get to, as frequently as I can be found rooting away in food cupboards.
But first I'm doing this.....drinking coffee, eating a couple of posh biscuits from our FM Christmas Hamper and Blogging......just in case you think my kitchen is already very tidy....
... if I pull back the camera angle slightly you will see it is still a real decoraters kitchen!!
Hopefully I'll be back in the next day or so with a shot of the finished and filled cupboard.