Ever since I saw Cherry Menlove's gorgeous open white shelves I have hankered after some of my own but the problem was where to put them.
I also really disliked the cooker hood and splashback we had above our range:
I got to thinking about what we could do to prettify this area of the kitchen - this involved laying in bed at night hatching all manner of plans - 99% of which are rubbish in the light of day - and decided we should remove the hood (we never use it as its not connected to the outdoors and just "extracts" back into the room) and build some sort of unit or shelves.
Then came the persuasion of Mr G.
It took weeks.
And in the end I had to put my foot down.
So on Saturday I marched him to the wallpaper shop, we chose paper and on our return the hood came down and the paper went up:
Already looking soooooo much better!!
The conversion of Mr G to all things floral, vintage and shabby chic was proved complete when he came up with the idea to paper the back of the plate rack.
On Sunday, off we trotted to B&Q where - following a brief hiatus for a row over fairy lights - we got the material for the shelves.
Mr G got down to one of mans most hated tasks - erecting shelves:
I still dislike the stainless splashback and will now work on getting Mr G to tile over it - resistance is futile.....