Cooking, Renovations and Fun Stuff

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Painting Started

The electrician still hasn't come back to finish off the wiring (which means no oven or cooktop). Luckily we still have two working powerpoints in the kitchen so the electric frying pan and microwave have been getting a good workout. Rob has been making our espresso coffee on the wok burner on the BBQ.

In the meantime, I decided to make a start on the painting. You might remember that we originally had one green wall in the kitchen, with the adjoining wall a 'taupe' colour

Way back in April I put some prepcoat on the green wall as I was planning to paint it a lighter colour. This weekend I finally got around to painting the walls at that end of the kitchen. The first pic below was taken Saturday afternoon, with painters tape applied to the cornices so I didn't colour outside the lines. The second pic was taken on Sunday afternoon after the second coat of Dulux Clotted Cream.

The paint was still wet when I took the second pic, so it looks a bit patchy. It should look better once it's dry. I haven't painted below the windowsill as the splashback will cover that area. Speaking of windowsills, that's next on the list to paint.

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Taking the Rangehood Out
Recent Work on the Kitchen
Slowly Coming Together
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5 comments:

Kek said...

Will you hurry UP and finish? LOL. I want to see the end result!

:)

Charlotte Orr said...

LOL, thanks Kek, so do I!

Magda said...

Yeah its amazing how long a little reno can take. You seem to be coping ok in the meantime though.

Charlotte Orr said...

Hi Magda, yes, especially when you are doing lots of it yourself! Am coping OK, but looking forward to having a fully functioning kitchen again!

Charlotte Orr said...

Hi Magda, if you're reading this, for some reason I'm unable to comment on your blog (and a couple of others). Just wanted to say that you look great and I'm glad you're sounding so happy. Cheers, Charlotte