Kitchen cupboard update

I'm away on a Summer break at the moment and having plenty of time thinking about the future and how to pursue my interior design dream,  but in the meantime, allow me to serenade you with the incredible ugly-becomes-ok story of our under-the-sink update.

...might be lying about the incredible part.

Background: We repainted almost everything in our kitchen before we moved in, (you can check all of that out here), but what I didn't tell you at the time is that there is that we never got around to painting inside the lower cupboards.

I've said it a zillion times but our house is a little 1940's flat/townhouse and it's completely original. While the excessive use of native wood has its charm, there are some places where it just looks disgusting after 70 years of watermarks....

Painting inside of old wood cupboard

Contrary to popular belief, the cupboard above IS clean. It just looks filthy.
Which is enough to gross me out about storing food in there.

Painting inside of old wood cupboard

So one morning I was all 'screw it' and painted it all out with a trusted brush/roller contraption that I don't know the name of, which once belonged to my Opa. It was a dream to use and I barely needed 1 coat to get smooth coverage, so it was about half an hour of work. {Lucky there were no perfectionists around to see my gloriously splat-happy painting technique}.
You can still see the planks of wood but it's a big improvement.

Painting inside of old wood cupboard

I keep all our baking supplies in containers as the thought of rogue mice nibbling the corner of paper flour bags makes me want to vom. You, too? (Am I the only one with traumatic past experiences? Or did you find strange cumin seeds on your baking supply shelf too?)

I vetoed my own vote on blackboard sticky labels for the containers. I can just see the white chalk smudges on my black pants now...

How is your post-NewYears come-down going?
Anyone else get sad after Christmas? (and also slightly relieved...?!)


  1. YES. It looks way better. Amazing what trusty old white paint can do!

  2. Awesome job babe- keep up the inspired work- remember practice makes perfect! Let me know if you have any questions about getting in the biz- I've been on my own designing since 2008 (got laid off from corporate) and never looked back ;D

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such awesome feedback- hope to see you back soon!
    Happy New Year sweets!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

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