Before I start writing regular topic columns, I want to share another part of my life; my home, and what better place to start than at the very heart, the kitchen.
When we bought our current house, it was in an appalling state, a mix of 1980s paint effects and graffiti, not exactly a dream home! Even worse, it was absolutely filthy, and as you might notice from the pictures below, I don’t really do mess, in fact, if you remember Monica in Friends, slightly obsessive, yep, that’s me!
The renovation was challenging to say the least; cowboy builders, a failed planning application and a three storey chimney stack full of rubble, amongst other things. But, it wasn’t all bad luck, and with the help of an unexpected inheritance, some replacement yet brilliant builders and a great deal of work, we got there, and what you see below is the finished result.
The kitchen is still a slight work in progress, we recently changed the table, Dottie decided she quite liked sitting under the previous one, and very wobbly tables combined with little people don’t make for the safest mix. The trouble is, when you change one thing, it can have a knock on effect, the chairs now need a re-think, (given they were a temporary charity shop purchase 10 years ago, they haven’t done too badly), I think a bit of grey paint might sort that out, and then we are done, well, for now at least!