We hadn't planned on redecorating our kitchen again for a long time, but when the paint started to peel from the walls, we felt we had no choice. I'm all for the 'Shabby Chic' look, but this was definitely shabby WITHOUT the chic, unfortunately!
All of the peeling paint had to be scraped off and then the walls needed to be skimmed - very messy business! Reluctantly I have decided to wallpaper the walls, as I don't want to go through all of this again.. Having spent several years removing layers of woodchip paper from most of the walls in our home, here I am putting paper back up!!
This is how my poor kitchen is looking at the moment....We've moved lots of the kitchen contents into other rooms in the house, so cooking a meal involves lots of searching for equipment!
I have painted the ceiling now and have bought the decorators in to put up the paper for us. I have never done that in my life before, preferring to do DIY myself, but time does not allow and I want to get back to sewing as quickly as possible. They should have the job done in a day, whereas it would take me a week!
I have chosen this VERY subtle paper from Laura Ashley.
Thought we could team it with some red accessories for a warmer, more cheerful look.
A busy weekend awaits, when I shall try to reinstate some normality back to our home!