Well, the tiles went up and were loved instantly. A tiny piece of me did a victory dance, this happens when my visual head comes to life.
Paint work commenced on the chimney breast and inner walls and the upper cupboards were removed to be replaced by the shelf. It was now all coming together, however the cupboards still remained unpainted and I had still no idea as to what colour to paint them.
Things were starting to get real though now, my builder had started to awkwardly skirt around the subject of the paint colour and ask about other jobs that needed doing. I was on the brink of loosing him to other clients and running the risk of having to paint these cabinets myself! Something I am absolutely rubbish at and do not enjoy in the slightest.
Then after a night away, I returned to find my paint swatch cabinet had been removed – something I had forgotten I had requested!
I suddenly had no reference point. To make matters worse I returned a few days later to find most of the doors had been removed and subtly left in a makeshift pile next to paint brushes and white spirit! Ok, ok. hint taken! A decision had to be made and fast. Not just because I needed to finish the blooming thing, I had to give some dignity back to my very messy cupboards. Their insides where on display for all to see and my crazy toddler thought all her Christmases’ had come at once.