Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Breakfast Bar Pimp Out DIY...

Good morning All! First of all let me apologize for my week and a half of absence. Last week was filled of hospital appointments and injections here there and everywhere. I hate needles more than anything and I think getting so much blood taken and getting stabbed so many times really put me in a mood. A feeling sorry for yourself mood. But it is all done now and both me and baby are ready for the big birth. I can't believe it's only 11 weeks left till we get to meet our little wonder. How amazing is that?! Time has just flown!
Anyway, over the weekend I took some "me" time, which normally means home DIY projects, sculpting or drawing. This time it was DIY for sure. I've been wanting to sort out our kitchen breakfast bar ever since we moved in here but I didn't know what to do or how to do it. I've been through many ideas but as I put a hook in the wall a few weeks ago I realized how thin the wall actually was. My first plan was to put up some "hovering" wall shelves but that idea left me pretty quick after realizing how thin the wall was. So here's what I came up with after. I'm sorry about the instagram pictures but I couldn't be bothered dragging my nice camera around in the mess I created so here goes. First of all I don't know how many hours we spent in B&Q to find the stuff I needed. Since I am Swedish after all I had no idea what the things I needed were called in English and my other half had no idea what it was I was trying to explain to him. So I was on my own in a very unfamiliar world. I did get there in the end though and the left hand picture shows what I picked up. The hardest to explain was the hose clips as I thought they were used for pipes. But finding the "plumbing" section slowly lead me there LOL.
Here's what the Breakfast Bar looked like before anyway. Pretty boring and those flags have been hanging there forever just looking out of place.
 And after about two days of drilling, sanding and painting the shelf was ready to be fitted. Like a glove. Some people ask why I don't just go out and buy something new as it would probably cost about the same (it cost me about £50.00 all together). But you would A. Never get it as well fitted and B. Why get new when you can make something unique that no one else has got? and C. You never feel as proud of something bought as of something you made yourself! So there! That is why I spend £50 and two days of work, doing it myself. And also I love DIY!
 And here is the stunning result. Yes I said it, STUNNING! Cause I am so happy with it. And proud and I am not afraid to admit it hehe ;). I think I did a darn good job with a few pieces of wood, some hose clips and some paint.
 Only got one problem now... I have to sort out the rest of the kitchen as it looks pretty empty now that I've put all the pretty things in the shelf.
 On the other hand, it means more room for "new" pretty things. And that is always a great thing.
Hope you like it as much as I do!


  1. Underbart, Underbart och ├ąter underbart <3

  2. Looks wonderful now! You did a great job:)

  3. This looks great! Vertical storage is always smart for a smaller area.

  4. That looks now very welcoming! Great job!

  5. I love it, and I agree why buy new when you can make something you know you will love yourself.

  6. Great work and lovely photos! =)