Thursday, January 19, 2012

Log Your Memory: Week 3

One of this weeks prompts on Log Your Memory is Before and After projects.  Those of you who know me know that I’m a bit of a D.I.Y. girl… and although I had other projects that I could have used I decided that it was time for a kitchen makeover!

Before I show you my page for Week 3 I want to share with you a few photos.  When I bought my house five years ago one of the first things I was going to do was to get rid of the hideous paint colour!  Although it doesn’t look so bad in the photos the reality was much, much worse!  Think Karitane yellow… or for the farmers out there… ‘calf muck yellow’!  SERIOUSLY!


It really was FAR more hideous in real life than the photos would have you believe!

So on Monday I went to one of my favourite places… Bunnings!  I bought paint, sugar soap, polyfilla, rollers, brushes etc and then the work began.  Here’s a couple of ‘in progress’ photos:


And what was Mr Toby doing during all of this???


Yes he was waiting for the paint to dry!  Every night just before 7pm Toby ‘reminds’ me that it’s his dinner time… and clearly I wasn’t paying enough attention on Tuesday night while I was up the ladder because I turned around to see him LICKING the fridge!  Wish I’d gotten a photo of that!

So before I bore you with too many ‘after’ photos… can you tell how proud I am of my kitchen yet?… I’ll share with you my page for Week 3:

Week 3Click photo to enlarge

You might be wondering where the title for this one came from… Mum gets to take the credit for that!  I was trying to explain what the paint colour looked like (it’s actually Dulux Willow Flat) and in the end I sent her a photo and she said… “Oh, it’s like Duck Egg Blue except that it’s Green!”  Mum was absolutely right and I thought it made a great title.

Here’s a few ‘after’ photos…. so pleased with how it’s turned out!


So there you have it! 

I hope you’re all having a fantastic week and thanks so much for visiting. xx


  1. Well done you it looks fantastic :)

  2. Awesome colour choice Shell! Looks fantastic - well done you!! xoxo

  3. Looks great Shell, well done

  4. Is this the same place I had the pleasure of visiting in 2010... Num looks fanatstic Shell you are the #1 D.I.Y Girl.. LOL @ Toby resting, while you doing all the work typical male..

  5. Whoop whoop it turned out great!!!
    Toby looks totally relaxed,lol.


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