Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Ok so I guess I must come clean about what I have been up to this week end. P went off 'oop north' to his conference and what did I do? Did I go out larging it with my girlfriends? Did I heck. No sooner he was out the door I started emptying out the kitchen ready to decorate. I have been wanting to decorate the kitchen since moving here almost 2 years ago and P kept saying 'yes we will get round to it one day but it needs gutting and we don't have the money'. I believed that it just needed a freshen up for now and if we do finally get the money we could then gut it and rebuild our dream kitchen. In the meantime we use this room a lot and it was just plain depressing. It was dingy, tired, dated. I hated the 70's yellow pine dresser units we inherited with the room as opposed to our Victorian pine ones. They needed painting but P disagreed saying 'you don't paint wood'. Well if it is that nasty yellow pine I think you do! So that's what I did. With the help of mum and a friend to take A out for the day we did a 'Changing Rooms' style makeover that Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen would be proud of and not a bit of MDF in sight. Now I have provided photos but please bear in mind that it is not finished due to the fact that the Farrow and Ball paint on the wooden units needs 18 hours to dry in between coats so this is just a sneak preview. I will update you once I have finished probably this weekend. Although it was hard work it was great fun. Mum works like a trouper, she is a real star, and we all gathered together for a big chinese takeaway and wine on the Saturday night joined by J and her boyfriend. P came home early (damn) and was very surprised. I think pleasantly so but he did try to pick on technicalities. In the end I told him I didn't do it for him anyway and that shut him up!!!