Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Plotting & Planning

So I have this wall. Its the wall that greets you when you walk into my house. Its the wall that leads into the kitchen. & its the wall that has been the bane of my 'want to have a pretty house' life for far too long!

Ok, that was slightly over dramatic, but Im feeling ill today so Im allowing myself the drama, lol!


This wall used to be magnolia. There used to be a clock hanging there, some pictures, & I believe there was at one point a crocheted garland? (I cant remember!)

Then I decided to paint said wall 'Duck Egg Blue'.

Well the tin said duck egg blue, but it came out slightly brighter than I was expecting/hoping (See this is why we use testers!!! When will I learn!)

I kept painting said wall in the hope that I would learn to love it & to be honest when it was done I did.

For a while.

I hung (well actually the Hubby did) my Home hooks, & 2 posters that I'd had for ages,with the plans to keep adding to the wall till it was 'right'.

It hasnt happened.

& the wall bugs me everytime I walk past it. Which is a lot.


On Monday evening (after my mammoth day of cleaning) I sat on the sofa with the laptop ready to spend some time reading one of my favourite blogs by the lovely Cherry Menlove. She'd posted a photo on IG of her new kitchen shelves. Now I'd seriously fallen in love with the kitchen shelves she had in her previous home, so seeing the picture she'd posted I was dying to see the new ones!

I was not disappointed.

Ok, now Im guessing you may be thinking 'Lisa, they are just kitchen shelves full of stuff'. Which is true. But I've come to the realisation that I like my home to be full of pretty things that make me happy, is that a bad thing?

So whilst I was drooling reading Cherrys post, it hit me. The shelves, that wall, a possible solution? I've got lots of pretties hanging around in my kitchen, cake stands, teapots, measuring cups.......the list goes on.... Maybe this is the solution? It would clear the sides of my kitchen from the pretty clutter giving me more space to work in. I am tempted to repaint the kitchen white, but to be honest, I dont have the energy right now.

But white shelves against the wall, filled with pretiness just might work.

Now Im going to need the Hubbys help on this one. But I'd really like to actually do it myself, with his guidance obviously. I'm stupidly scared of power tools but really want to get over it.

It can't be that hard can it?



  1. I found you from a comment on Cherry Menlove :)I'm also a big fan of Cherry's and when we decorated the kitchen earlier this year, I took inspiration from her other open shelves. I fell in love with them as soon as I saw them and did a revamp of the kitchen with those shelves in mind. It was a huge job, taking nearly all week but I love the before and after photos on my blog. We rent our house so had to work with what we've got and for the budget we had, I think we did a great job :)

    I think you should have a go at using those power tools. I used to be afraid of them but soon found out they're easier than they seem ;)

    I look forward to seeing your new wall :)

  2. Hi I just came across your blog... its lovely and I have enjoyed reading it while enjoying a cuppa.

    Emma x

  3. Oh my goodness, I can see why you love those shelves! They are jam packed full of gorgeousness!! I think shelves on your wall would be perfect, can't wait to see!
    Victoria xx

  4. Oh wow, yes!! I can totally see this working for you.

    Can't wait to see what you come up with :)


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