Already Thursday guys, what’s going on?! This week has been one of those slow/fast-paced ones where you’re not really sure what you’ve been doing, but time still just passes by in a whiff. I thought I would do a bit of a DIY Throwback here on the blog, and remember how I talked about cringe-worthy photos a few days ago? Yeah, this is it. I actually tried to re-edit these photos just so they would not be painful to look at, but the focus is still way off and I don’t know what’s going on with the light haha.
For those of you who have been with me for a while, you’ll remember this project but with the slight bittersweet end that you didn’t get to see the full kitchen in action. And the reason for this is still that it wasn’t really a kitchen, more of a kitchen/cupboard, and therefore basically impossible to photograph (evidence above) without standing outside in the main hallway of the building. This apartment was rather small and we turned it from a studio into a one bedroom by moving the kitchen into the hallway, and creating a bedroom in the old kitchen. And as we had such a small space to work with, I wanted to make it a show-stopper! As always when I take projects on that I haven’t tried before, my initial thought is always ‘how hard can it be?’, and this one was quite tricky. From having to rent a massive water stone cutter (I mean, how do you even use one?) to trying to get the pattern right and all corners straight and in line with each other? If I could make one of those emojis with a sweaty forehead, I would. As you can see on the photos above, we started by laying out the pattern on the floor on a mockup of the splash back, to basically create the entire pattern on the floor before starting to put each stone up in the kitchen. In hindsight, thank god we did this, otherwise I don’t know how we would have managed in the tiny space that was that kitchen! Although I might not go for this look today, right now I’m into a lot simpler look in my kitchen, I really think this was a huge part in why the buyer of the apartment really fell in love with it (I’m really quite proud that we managed!). Sometimes people say that for a small space you should go basic, and although that sometimes might be true, I think in this case we and the apartment really benefited from a bit more of a wow-factor!