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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  1. Chloe/Life Unexpected
    24 October 2016 / 08:47

    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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      24 October 2016 / 21:12

      Thanks Chloe, I will get some pictures done, now they are all finished 🙂

  2. Fiona
    24 October 2016 / 06:47

    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 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      24 October 2016 / 21:12

      Thanks Fiona, my shelves took forever but now finished. I need to make lots of cakes now 🙂

  3. Kara Guppy
    24 October 2016 / 06:28

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      24 October 2016 / 21:07

      All done now, pheww!! Thanks Kara 🙂

  4. Grant Robson
    22 October 2016 / 20:42

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      23 October 2016 / 17:21

      Thanks Grant 🙂 I would love to makeover all my house if some one did it for me..

  5. Stella Olojola
    22 October 2016 / 14:03

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      23 October 2016 / 17:21

      Thanks Stella 🙂 I hate decorating and moving things around..

  6. Handmade in Israel
    22 October 2016 / 08:29

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      23 October 2016 / 17:19

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  7. Marie Barber
    21 October 2016 / 20:58

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      23 October 2016 / 17:18

      Hehe, I love buying new ones with pretty patterns 🙂

  8. Evelina
    20 October 2016 / 20:49

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      23 October 2016 / 17:13

      Aww, thanks Evelina 🙂

  9. Five Little Doves
    20 October 2016 / 19:39

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      23 October 2016 / 17:12

      Thank you. Trying to make it feel warmer in here 🙂

  10. Jayne SMABL
    20 October 2016 / 19:34

    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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      23 October 2016 / 17:12

      Thanks Jayne, hehe he love running, I just try my best to love it, if I was a good runner, I would love it 🙂

  11. Anosa Malanga
    20 October 2016 / 18:20

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      23 October 2016 / 17:10

      Thanks 🙂 Hehe, it is a little bright ..

  12. J. Elle
    20 October 2016 / 13:59

    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.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      23 October 2016 / 17:06

      Hehe, I always say, never again. But I do 🙂 Thanks lovely..

  13. Dean B
    20 October 2016 / 11:16

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      23 October 2016 / 17:02

      Aww, thanks Dean 🙂

  14. Cathy Glynn
    20 October 2016 / 10:40

    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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      23 October 2016 / 15:49

      Thanks Cathy, it had taken forever but I am glad it is finished now 🙂

  15. nancy baten
    19 October 2016 / 14:08

    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
      19 October 2016 / 21:01

      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 ?

  16. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    19 October 2016 / 13:04

    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
      19 October 2016 / 20:58

      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 🙂

  17. Fashion Fairy Dust
    19 October 2016 / 09:22

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19 October 2016 / 20:51

      Thanks Debbie, I am happy now it is getting there 🙂

  18. Tamar SB
    18 October 2016 / 22:18

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19 October 2016 / 20:38

      Thanks Tamar, they are getting there. Can not wait to fill them up 🙂

  19. vanity andme
    18 October 2016 / 21:43

    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!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19 October 2016 / 20:35

      Hehe Laurie, throwing some your way 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!