|Happy New Year ! from Horatio|
Happy New Year to all my blogging friends ! I wish you all health and happiness for 2016 - may it be your best year yet :)
The reason I only managed one blog post in December is because we were doing major renovations to our kitchen...
A little into December we decided to rip out the under-stairs pantry (what my friend Nancy would term a "glory hole") in an attempt to create a kitchen-diner and free up space in our small lounge. Whilst it was fun engaging in demolition and ripping out the old plasterboard walls and shelves etc, the result was some large holes in various walls and a LOT of dust and mess.
Lovely hubby worked tirelessly from morning until often late at night to get all the structural work done before my Christmas break so that all we had to do was paint everything and do finishing touches. He concreted, plaster-boarded, plastered, created a new opening between the kitchen and stairs complete with spindles, fitted a new light, removed an old radiator and sorted out the flooring (see below). I have painted ... and painted ... and painted ... not only the walls but all the kitchen cabinets too.
We have now finally finished the work and here are the results!
|I'm so happy I now have somewhere to display all my lovely china !|
|"Polka Turkey" - my latest acquisition from Emma Bridgewater|
|Some vintage pieces in amongst the Emma Bridgewater|
|The kitchen cabinets are painted in Farrow & Ball's "India Yellow" - glorious !|
|The amazing floor tiles we unearthed beneath other tiles and layers of paint !|
We can now enjoy the results of our hard work for the forthcoming year.
Do you have any big DIY projects planned for 2016 ?