So these last few days of my holiday have been spent decluttering my huge kitchen cupboard. For ages I've wanted to move my every day dishes into it but I'd been putting it off as it would mean completely stirring my kitchen.
It looks so much better and my plates are easier to get to now. Looking at it makes me happy although OH couldn't see the difference!!! Pah!
I gave the fronts a good clean. Although I don't like the rough finish of the technique I used with the chalk paint it does clean nicely. I'm glad I spent the time applying the wax properly.
After 3 years I finally added a hook to hang my aprons. It needed to be on the left so it doesn't bang into the cupboard when the door is opened.
I've also been sanding and stripping in my utility room. The woodwork was varnished with a very shiny varnish so it's all been sanded off. I don't do anything shiny!! It will be painted in a satin finish white. I've started stripping the paint of the door into my downstairs wet room. I love using the heat gun!! Doesn't look great atm but the bit I've sanded as well is very smooth so should be good to paint over. It'll be purple, same as my kitchen door 💜
HERE. I'm going to do a detailed post about all the rooms in my house as I complete them. Let me know what you think.
I now have just 1 day left of my holiday. I still haven't popped into school as planned this week but I'm not stressing about it. I am determined this year to keep a close eye on my workload and set an example for the younger teachers by not doing excessive hours. That said I am going in tomorrow just to see what needs to be done. 8 of out 12 teachers were moving into new rooms and the resource room was relocated so the school was in quite a state on the last day of term. Hopefully it will be ok by Monday when the kids are back. Eeeeek!!