It has been great having time over the last two weeks to spend time in our new home and I have spent lots of time sorting.  All kitchen things have come back from Colin’s garage and mums spare room. (However still lots there from other rooms!)

I was getting annoyed with all my baking trays and they kept falling or getting trapped. So after some online research into baking tray stands I found this from IKEA.  
The kids and I payed a visit today  To get two and ended up coming away with some extra storage for the freezer and kitchen cupboards.   

The pot lid organiser is great as it extends to the exact size of my drawer so now all my trays that were abandoned in this drawer are neat and easy to access.   

Not sure if I can use the second one as was going to put in the cupboard above the ovens but the oven baking trays are too tall but will keep thinking where else I could use. 

Our new chest freezer only came with one basket so it was a bit of a mess.  Found an idea on Pinterest with baskets with handles and ideas black recycling bins are perfect so everything organised one for meat an other for fruit and vegetables and the last for bread.    

Even though we have 9 drawers there wasn’t one that I could use for tea towels etc so used another IKEA range to sort out the cupboard under the sink and now have space for clean cloths and my new tea towels that match the kitchen. Hooks and clips have the microfibre cloths easily accessible for the glass, stainless steel and cupboard doors.   

Lastly some more of these white boxes organising a drawer which was full and difficult to find things. 


Now need to keep everything tidy and see if we need any more storage for other drawers. 



While I was not expecting to come home to a lime green wall last week I have grown to like it and while I think the grey would also have looked good it is going to stay. Thanks to Katie for our lime green soap and to the gregsons for our lime worktop protector.  It is great now to be on holiday and enjoy our new space. With the sun this week the sliding door has been great so e and b can get in and out easily. 

We went on a family cycle round the reservoirs and rigg in the sun. 

We then came back to painting the banister it was mahogany with cream spindles. It is now all white.  However, it needs a second coat that will hopefully happen today or tomorrow. 

Robbie has been back and all emulsioning is done. The hall is willow green which is what it was before and looks great  freshened up. 

However now that I have painted the banister white all the other woodwork needs done so I am now on a mission. 

I have just given the hall mirror s coat of primer ready to go white before it goes back up.  
Just nipping down to Colin’s garage to pick up some more kitchen boxes and to pick two bar stools that I will prime later. The new attic space is going to be a great place to do projects like this.  

Just need to sort flooring now.