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DIY results. [20120219|21:52]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Since the start of 2012, my life has mostly consisted of DIY. We've completely converted the front garden and revamped the kitchen - plaster and paint for the walls plus repairing, sanding and varnishing the floor.

I'm hoping that the end of this week will mark the end of it. To celebrate, here are some before and after photos of the front of our house and the kitchen.

The front of our house on the day we moved in:

The front of our house now*:

I'm rather proud of that pillar box red front door. It represents an entire weekend's work: sanding, priming and painting.

The kitchen on the day we moved in:

The kitchen now:

I'll post some more comparison photos when I am not wiped of energy, but for future reference, these are the photos I posted from July 2009 when we first moved in: here.

* The bloke bought that boiler suit over a decade ago to go raving in. He didn't imagine at the time that he would ever end up using it for its original purpose!

[User Picture]From: dizzykj
2012-02-20 20:10 (UTC)
The red door and blue kitchen are sooo pretty!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-02-20 20:43 (UTC)
Thank you! It's just a shame we don't get to live with them for more than two months. :P
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[User Picture]From: ursarctous
2012-02-20 22:27 (UTC)
Beautiful kitchen!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-02-21 20:51 (UTC)
Yay! Thank you for the affirmation. The bloke is currently painting those pipes running along the ceiling a darker blue, as the red was a little overwhelming.
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2012-02-21 00:07 (UTC)
Wow!! Love the door and the kitchen. Ever since I visited Guverny, I've wanted a blue kitchen and a yellow dining room.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-02-21 20:52 (UTC)
Oh yes! When we have a dining room, it will be yellow. So cheery during the dark winter months.
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