We have decided to take the house off the market - it's been up for sale since January, a decision prompted by a house that we liked, which had more space and was affordable. That house has been and gone and after 7 disappointing months, with only 8 viewings, we have made the decision to take it off the market, enjoy it for another year or 2 and make a few simple changes that might make things easier.
The kitchen being one of those little projects. It's a lovely space but has limited worktop space - the main 'usable' bit being just to the left of the cooker.
We use the top of the dresser to house the kettle and make tea, coffee etc
and then there is the tiny bit by the sink which simply isn't enough when washing up. So we have decided to store the lovely larder cupboard over at the premises and try and make more of this space. To buy the same work top was expensive - I only needed 83cm but had to buy a 3 meter piece so we had to come up with a different plan.
Whilst at Ikea I spotted this trolley which fits in the gap perfectly and is very nearly the correct height.
There was an extra bit of wood in the free, giveaway bit which made it the perfect height.
So we have covered the free wood in some spotty oilcloth and I intend to have a go at making a little drawstring curtain to go across the front of the trolley - don't laugh! I'm sure Sophie and I can give it a go!! I will let you know how we get on! The Flea market shelves fit in the corner nicely so once I've painted that corner, I will add some bits and bobs to finish it all off!
Of course a thank you to my lovely hubby, who yet again had to get his DIY stuff out and do as he was told! He loves it really! So this weekend I intend to paint and sew - what a fun prospect!