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Post: # 199365Post Millymollymandy »

What colour have you chosen?

I've also noticed that you have the same plug sockets as the UK, that's saved you a fortune and a lot of time not having to change plugs on all your electrical appliances! :thumbright:
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Post: # 199392Post Touchwood »

Can't wait to see the end result and hear what OH say's. Hope he's not like mine, while he was away I repainted the kitchen in our old house, made new covers for all the chair cushions and matching curtains...he didn't even notice :banghead:

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Post: # 199395Post JulieSherris »

Ooo... he'll notice!! Or else..... :angryfire: :lol:

MMM, I chose a cream colour - I got some weathershield for the exterior & had it coloured - it looks very much like a fresh clotted cream - black 'bits' & windows & doors - looks quite nice, I'll take a pic when it's finished.
So I'm not a fan of having different colours for different rooms, the long term plan is to have cream walls in every room & add colour via the accessories.
The new paint was the same code, but looks like someone added a sponnful of coffee, so it's a stronger colour, but it's still nice & LOADS better than the sickly green.

I might not get all the cupboards done mind, I have to take the doors off to paint them, or I can't get to all the edges & I only have room for a few doors at a time while they are drying! I thought I'd crack on with the top cupboards & leave the floor cupboards to finish over the next couple of days.

I did the window edges & then decided that the window frame itself looked very drab left brown, so I've whitened that too - (half) finished pics later tonight I think!! :cheers:

OK, not a 60 minute makeover, more like a 60 hour makeover, but I will be so grateful not to have that green kitchen anymore :flower:
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Post: # 199404Post Silver Ether »

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Post: # 199448Post Millymollymandy »

Me too, it's much easier than doing it yourself. :lol:
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Post: # 199545Post JulieSherris »

Drum Roll please!! :mrgreen:

OK, there are some bits that need a 2nd coat, some need a 3rd :roll: There's also the bottom cupboards that need doing totally... but the kitchen is back together again & everything else can be done over the next few days at my leisure :icon_smile:

So... Here goes.... Note that I have filled the edges of the trunking, thereby 'bricking up' the spiders behind :wink:

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Yes, I know the cupboard door is still wonky - the piece of wood that holds the hinge is non-existent & will be replaced

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Not the conventional veg rack, but I don't have the room!

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And below is a reminder of what it was like.... and still needs doing!!

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There :iconbiggrin: Now all I have to do is wait another half hour & he'll be home... blimey! :lol:
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Post: # 199547Post Touchwood »

wowwww what a transformation, it looks great :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: (love the view from your kitchen window as well)

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Post: # 199556Post JulieSherris »

Sue, I'll setlle for another coffee - I don't drink, well not often anyway.

He loves it! His jaw nearly hit the floor, and I can't even tell you ... oh bum... he said...
"HOW the f^*k have you done this in 3 days? Did you have help?" :lol: :lol: :lol:

AND... I've even got more than enough paint left over for the bathroom! :cheers:
Now, when's he back to Dublin again... ? :mrgreen:
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Post: # 199557Post Green Aura »

Lovely job, my dear :cheers: :lol:
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Post: # 199578Post MuddyWitch »

'Corse you had help....WE were all cheering you on from our armchairs! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Seriously...SO MUCH BETTTER, can't wait to 'see it in the flesh' well done!

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Post: # 199589Post JulieSherris »

Davey, I feel all 'posh' now!!
A nice looking, clean & tidy kitchen with shiny taps that turn off & don't drip, proper water flow & no spiders & now the outside of the house has been painted AND the front wall, it feels like a new house :cheers: :lol:
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Post: # 199592Post KathyLauren »

Wow! Fabulous job! :cheers: :salute: Good thing he likes it! :iconbiggrin:

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Post: # 199608Post JulieSherris »

KeithBC wrote:Wow! Fabulous job! :cheers: :salute: Good thing he likes it! :iconbiggrin:
:lol: Tough if he didn't Keith!! Anyway, it's MY kitchen - he doesn't even know where the tins of baked beans live... (all tinned foodstuffs live in the back room cupboard and have for about a year :roll: )
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Post: # 199615Post Millymollymandy »

Wow! Well done Julie that looks SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much better! You should be really proud of yourself. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :thumbright: :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Post: # 199628Post MKG »

Great stuff, Julie.

All you need now is another socket on the right side of the kitchen so that you can put that toaster where it belongs :lol:

Whoops - I take that back. That's what the trunking's for, isn't it? In that case, perfect job!!!!!!!!!!!!

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