It took me ages, but the other day, after letting the Husband take all the time to come back to B&Q with me to get proper materials and then building the structure of the thing himself (and even hanging it for me), I finally got around to upholstering the cornice box I'd been dying to put over that naked-ass window.
|The Spoonflower fabric is no longer mocking me from its bag.|
|Looking a bit dark in the backlighting of the midday sun.|
Once E was down for his nap, I heated up the oven (hey, it was lunch time and Mama wanted a pizza!), grabbed my handy-dandy Frog Tape, and got to work. Obviously, the cornice box and picture frame came down, but everything else was taped up. Incidentally, the hardest part wasn't painting around that pipe in the upper left of the picture, it was getting into the space behind the boiler. Sure, you can't see it from most points in the kitchen, but you can if you're at the sink doing dishes, so I figured it didn't have to be perfect, but it did need to look presentable if ever you chanced to peek into the space that otherwise would have become a spider sanctuary. The cobwebs I cleaned today...I shudder to think what is still lurking and living in my house.
So, once the painting was done, I had my lunch, called my mom, and then once naptime was over it was off to Bracknell for some fun swimming. E enjoyed this place much better than our last trip to the leisure centre...possibly because there were bits of the pools he could wander around in on his own. Plus, who doesn't love rapids and geysers? And since we just made the cut-off time for the cheaper adult admission rate, it was a steal since we got way more pool for the same price as our local set-up.
All of that swimming gave the kitchen wall plenty of time to dry, so by the time we were sitting down to some chicken Jalfrezi and pasta carbonara in front of Dr. Who, I was able to pop everything back into place and snag this photo. I wish the kitchen was always so tidy...
|...pull back for the full effect.|