Friday, 7 January 2011

Take one kitchen, one pot of paint and one fed up me.


I've lived in this house for over 8 years now, I've lived with this kitchen for all that time.



I gave up hoping for a new kitchen years ago and I definately gave up hoping for one when the ex moved out. Friends tell me I should have just ordered a new one years ago when me and him were still together but that's not the way I am.


So between Xmas and New Year I decided enough was enough. I can't afford a new kitchen for anytime in the near future so after scrubbing all the units down with sugar soap, I took the blackboard paint that I'd used in wee one's bedroom.



And this is what happened....





I think it looks so much better and so does everyone who's seen it.

Bonus points for the fact that now me and the smalls can have hours of fun drawing on the walls and no one tells us off.

12 comments:

The Girl said...

I have been obsessed with blackboard paint for years since my sister painted it on the cupboard door of my nephew's bedroom about 9 years ago! Never been able to find somewhere to paint it though, I just love the idea of writing all over the cupboards!

bekimarie said...

Fan bloody tastic!
I am totally in love with black board paint at the moment but living in rented can't do my kitchen units :o( so will have to find something else to paint instead ;o)
I really do love it hun and ecpect to see piccies of what the gvirls have drawn on there!

B xxx

Twiggy said...

That looks fab, well done you!! We could do with some of that stuff on our walls, I pulled back the sofa the other day and someone has drawn a train on the wall in biro, it wasn't me :) I know we are well over due to decorate but how cheeky !!
Twiggy x

Josie said...

great idea, looks better!

Josie x

ps)what about asking on freecycle for just the cupboard doors or look on ebay?

chris, milatos said...

Love the kitchen, agree you can have great fun doing a different design,as and when you want.

Poppy said...

It looks really good Taz! You can help me with mine now??? A little holiday would do you good!

Lou xxx

Menopausal musing said...

Loving this......... the possibilities are endless re what you all draw/write on the doors............... :O))))))

Lydia @ Twelve said...

Fabulous idea Taz - I am seriously impressed!

Have doodles of fun,,,,,

Lx

bibbitybob said...

What a fantastic idea, I love it! x

Sue at Dollytub Cottage said...

What a brilliant idea, Taz. I've just read your comment on Cathy's blog. Happy Birthday for tomorrow!SueXXX

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

BLOODY HECK MRS!!! That is BLOODY BRILLIANT!!! Better than a lot of new kitchens I've seen in a while. xxxxx

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

...oh, and to add to that, I notice the cupboard you did a little picture on is the drinks(glasses)cupboard hee hee...is that so you can find it quickly in emergencies? Tee hee hee!!! xxx