Earlier in the year we repainted our kitchen in soft dove grey. I was thrilled with it. Sadly, I bought the wrong kind of paint. Ordinary emulsion does not work in a kitchen. I repeat, it doesn’t work! The pristine finish lasted about a week before it was covered in grease marks and dirt which couldn’t be scrubbed off. I’ve spent all summer grinding my teeth and watching new stains appear.
A couple of weeks ago we packed off the boys, bought some new paint and rolled up our sleeves. This time we used Dulux endurance paint in Brilliant White. I was so fed up with stains, I couldn’t be bothered to think about colour. I just wanted clean, white walls. It took three coats to cover the stains. It was an impulse decision, but I love it. I think I might paint the entire house white next!
I also decided to tackle the horrible black tiles with some white tile paint. I’m delighted with the results. It’s not as perfect as new tiles, but it’s a great budget option. So far, it’s proving pretty hard wearing too.
Now I’ve finished throwing white paint around everywhere, I feel really inspired again. I would love a new oval table and chairs. I like the fluidity of a curved table, plus it’d give me a little extra floor space that I’d love to fill with a dresser one day. With simple white walls, I’m craving galvanised steel, earthy tones and pops of yellow this autumn. Here are my favourites:
Top: Table and Chairs (£999)
Have you ever had any painting disasters? And what do you think of round tables? I’d love to hear what you think!