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So Far So Good: The Wednesday Blog Hop..

Happy Wednesday guys! How are you today?

So far so good for me!! 

My open plan kitchen is on it’s way. The shelves are up and one coat of black varnish is nearly covered it. (This photo was taken a few days ago!). 

So far it has used 3 tins of varnish. My husband had to come home from work tonight and drive out miles to our nearest Ikea for another 4 tins of varnish to cover the rest and varnish it once more.

I don’t think I ever want to varnish my own shelves again!! There have been tears, lol! Hopefully, it will look great once finished!! I am so tired, lol. I think it is going to look great when it is all finished though.

Me and my son before Parkrun on Saturday. He only finished 10 minutes in front of me in a 3 miles race! I am so slow and he is so quick. One day, I will be faster… ha! I have been saying that for 10 years and now I am even slower.

How cool is the name of this paint!? English trifle does sound yummy. It was so bright when just painted. My son nearly jumped out his skin; when he first see it. So did I every time I looked at it. Luckily id dried lighter! Lovely colour now it has dried.

Google sends me little reminders of years gone by. Today they told me I took this photo of Mollie, exactly a year ago. This was the first day we brought her a Frisbee. She loved it and has been obsessed with them since. We can not go to the park with one. One man and his dog frisbee.

Talking of obsessed, how many cupcake cases did I find when I was sorting my kitchen things out!! 100’s…

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38 responses to “So Far So Good: The Wednesday Blog Hop..”

  1. vanity andme says:

    I'm enjoying watching you're kitchen coming together in stages Claire. Can you throw some of those cup cake cases my way? I never have them when I need them! Xwww.vanityandmestyle.com

  2. Tamar SB says:

    Those shelves will be so worth it! Well done on your park run!

  3. Fashion Fairy Dust says:

    You can tell by the look on Mollie's face that she loves frisbees! Congrats on the kitchen…how exciting!Debbiewww.fashionfairydust.com

  4. Heather{Our Life In a Click} says:

    I love the color and the name! Those shelves are going to be amazing and I love your brick wall too. You do have a lot of cupcake liners. I like to see them in a tall clear jar to show off all of the colors and patterns. Varnishing sounds like a lot of work, we've been painting and I can feel your pain. It will all be worth it!

    • Clairejustine oxox says:

      Oh wow Heather, great minds think alike and all that. I put them in a tall glass yesterday, hehe 🙂 Thanks lovely, what a cool name for the colour 🙂

  5. nancy baten says:

    Oh I hate Ikea….sorry. I went last weekend to find one thing and they didn't have it. On a Sunday….stupid me. So I bought candy! I am looking forward to pictures of the kitchen when it's finished!

    • Clairejustine oxox says:

      I love Ikea and want to jut buy every room ha!! I went at the weekend a few weeks ago, it is awaful when it is busy, isn't it Nancy ?

  6. Cathy Glynn says:

    You are very brave with all the staining, I don't think I would have the patience. Good luck and I can't wait to see the finished result x

  7. Dean B says:

    The kitchen is looking great! Can't wait to see the finished product 🙂

  8. J. Elle says:

    I can remember staining all of my kitchen cabinets and thinking Why did I decide to do this?! Your shelves will look great when they are finished and you will be so proud of your accomplishment.

  9. Anosa Malanga says:

    What a lovely blog hop, I am so loving the name of that's paint though too bright for me lol

  10. Jayne SMABL says:

    Can't wait to see the end result of your kitchen! It's going to look fab with all of that shelving.How lovely that you and your son both share a love of running 🙂 x

  11. Five Little Doves says:

    Haha I love your cupcake case obsession! I have a cupboard full too! That paint looks lovely and sunny too!

  12. Evelina says:

    Absolutely love the shelves, love the way how your kitchen is changing.

  13. Marie Barber says:

    My kitchen cupboard is due a clearout and im betting i have hundred of cupcake cases too!

  14. Handmade in Israel says:

    Mollie is just gorgeous! I love the name of the paint… mmm…. trifle!

  15. Stella Olojola says:

    I bet it would look great once it's finished. Home renovations can be stressful.

  16. Grant Robson says:

    It's looking great so far! I'd love to be able to redesign our kitchen. And our bathroom. And the gardens……

  17. Kara Guppy says:

    That is a lot of varnish, fingers crossed you have almost finished now

  18. Fiona says:

    I'm sure your shelves will come out looking great, I hate varnishing things too, it takes so long! Loving the name of that paint. I hope you'll be filling all those cupcake cases with gorgeous bakes 🙂

  19. Chloe/Life Unexpected says:

    Can't wait to see your finished shelves and the colour. The paint sounds like it'll look delicious. I love that you and your son go running together, it sounds like you have such a nice bond. xx

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