Wednesday, 28 December 2011

progress at last...

I am finally able to post some before and after photos!  The sofa for the kitchen finally arrived at the start of December but I was due to go offshore the next day for a week so didn't have a chance to take shots for a post.  I have then been in London for a week and spent Christmas in Glasgow with my sister.  So have just taken these today.  Let me know what you think...

Kitchen Before and After

What I did - Kitchen
Painted the kitchen cabinets and replaced the handles (Paint - Night Jewels 3 from Dulux and handles from Ikea)
Painted the tiles white (Ronseal tile paint in white gloss)
Made dark grey spotty curtains to hide the recycling and bins
Purchased white gloss table and four chairs (Vertigo Interiors)
Purchase yellow fabric corner sofa (Instyle Furniture)
Installed 42" LED TV on far wall
Painted walls white (were magnolia)
Removed curtain rail

New Yellow Sofa

New Dining Table

So that's the kitchen finished until I have enough money to replace it completely.

I have also painted the dining room.  It's not quite finished yet, still another coat of eggshell to go on the woodwork but I can share a photo so you can see...

Dining Room Before and After
What I did - Dining Room
Sanded down woodwork
Removed plug socket from middle of wall and patched over (visible in before photo above sideboard)
Painted walls (Fired Earth - Wild Olive)

I absolutely love the colour of the walls, I am so pleased with it.  It's exactly what I wanted.  The shelves have a slight afternoon tea theme with my cake stand and tea trios and teapot.  I have also displayed quirky images from a photography project I did on the 7 deadly sins.  The cow skull as featured in a previous post looks brilliant up on the wall.

Finally just wanted to share a photo of my cat Pickle who is adorable - such a little cutie.


Hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and all the best for 2012. XXX