In the midst of our recent four-day Queen spotting fest and BBQs (indoor), the husband and I decided it was about time we embarked on a new DIY project.
It wasn’t a difficult decision as to which room we should tackle. The kitchen, a hitherto Bird’s custard colour (once vibrant, I imagine, now very dirty), with chipped, off-white door frames and dull MDF, cream cupboards was crying out for some attention. See photographic evidence below.
We threw caution out with the custard walls by not bothering with tester pots. (Well they do add up.) Instead, we found the Dulux ’tailor made’ colour charts online and – possibly because we were so sick of, well, looking at sick-coloured walls – started scouring the blues. The paint we settled on (nine minutes later – the quickest joint decision I think we have ever made) was called Liberty Blue. I was obviously delighted with this – such is the power of an iconic British brand – but it genuinely was our preferred colour and I do love it. See more photographic evidence below.
Two days in and we achieved the following:
- Two coats of Liberty Blue on the walls – custard is eradicated.
- One ceiling painted white.
- All cupboards painted with primer and the first coat of white matt.
- One slightly blue speckled kitchen floor.
- One tabby cat that has acquired an additional white stripe on his right side.
Not at all bad by our standards. Now all we have to do is finish it. Watch this space…