Do you remember this picture from an August post?
Well, it looks a little different now!
Paul, David's brother gave the cocktail cabinet a good home, and in return offered to build a tall alcove cupboard in its place, as he had done a similar project in his previous house. He finished the cupboard during last week and then David spent this weekend painting the wood and putting on the handles.
I'm so pleased with how it looks - it seems like it's always been there, and it's going to be so useful for us. At the moment all it has inside is some of the leftover wood, the IKEA standard lamp (for those of you who have read my to-do lists, I still haven't managed to get rid of this!), and our vacuum cleaner. When we've had a real think about how many hooks and shelves to put up in there, it should be able to contain the vacuum cleaner, our carpet shampooer, the iron and ironing board and a whole bunch of other stuff! Oh, it's going to be such a joy to walk into the kitchen and not see the vacuum cleaner in there, and to walk into our bedroom and not see the ironing board leaning up against our wardrobe! I love it when things have a place in which to be put away.
On another note, I think this is one of the few photos that I've taken recently that actually shows the true colour of the paint I've used in this room - do you like it?