When we first moved to the farm, I ordered a terracotta style floor covering but it was out of stock. In a panic to get it fitted and move in, I panic-chose a cream alternative.
Cream. In a farmhouse.
What. Was. I. Thinking?
Not only was it cream but it was textured too so any mud, dust or dirt (and believe me, on a farm there is an abundance) was ingrained.
I mopped, I steam mopped, six weeks after having Baby G, I was scrubbing on my hands and knees but still it looked dirty.
In the end, Hubster got sick of seeing me scrubbing and said lets get a new floor.
I used this as an excuse to totally revamp the downstairs of the house.
When we moved in, I painted a feature wall blue and then, about a year later, red.
As I had chosen a black floor, I thought it would be too dark with the red wall so I opted for all-over cream.
In hindsight, red was not the best idea. It took ages to get rid of it, especially with the cream choice.
I also went over any grubby marks from little hand prints and paw prints (I have no idea how our little dog managed to walk up the wall).
I then cleared out. I sorted and sold anything we didn’t use-the health fryer which we used four times, the slow cooker which I just never have any luck with.
I am all about clean lines and surfaces. Believe me, minimalism is not natural to me. I am a cluttered kind of girl but I am really trying.
I also took a trip to Dunelm Mill to get a new table cloth and a few other accessories including these lovely chickens.
I had a little shelf over my table which was also a messy affair but I have sorted out that too and grouped some of my favourite things.
I also treated the dog to a lovely new bed in the Joules sale.
The last addition to the kitchen was this storage unit from The Cotswold Company. I am using it for anything from toys and footwear to hats and wellies.
I have always loved my kitchen but the floor really did get me down.
I cannot be more pleased with my new kitchen floor.