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23 April 2014 @ 09:00 pm
Handle it  
I'm that pleased with the way my kitchen looks just from changing the handles that I took photos this morning. (and now thinking how convenient digital cameras are - I don't have to drop the film in to be developed, and wait for it to come back, only to find that half of my photos are too dark anyway.).

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My poor old dishwasher has seen better days.

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Bodie-cat can't even have his breakfast in peace. If it's not Ziggy pushing him out of the way, it's me bothering him with the camera.

The black handles blend in with the benchtops so much better than the brushed aluminium handles did. I'm really happy with them.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
nerthusnerthus on April 23rd, 2014 01:04 pm (UTC)
Such a clean kitchen! I don't even want to set foot in mine this morn, ugh; dishes in the sink, floor not swept, clutter all over the counter...makes me want to just crawl back into bed and forget it all, ha. But Marissa and I both have dr appointments this morn, so I guess the kitchen will still be waiting when I get home, taunting me with the mess I still have to clean. The new handles do look good!
miwahnimiwahni on April 24th, 2014 11:32 am (UTC)
It's not hard to keep it clean when there's only me, and I'm gone for 12 hours of the day. All the same I wish someone would invent a self-cleaning kitchen.
mrua7mrua7 on April 23rd, 2014 01:25 pm (UTC)
Nice kitchen with hardwood floors AND a dishwasher! My kitchen is so small, if two people were to stand in it at the same time, it would be a little crowded. sigh.

I love white cabinet, btw. I'd take a pic of mine but it would be even darker as the cabinets aren't even commercial once. They must have replaced the doors at one time with just plywood and stained them dark. talk about a cheap fix.
miwahnimiwahni on April 24th, 2014 11:34 am (UTC)
Two people are a crowd in my kitchen, too. Still it's just me and the cats, so that doesn't matter.
Your landlord sounds a bit dodgy, doing that with the doors.
mrua7mrua7 on April 24th, 2014 02:26 pm (UTC)
Luckily it's just me and the cats as well. Yes the landlord goes for the 'cheap fix' every time. My upstairs neighbor has had his shower running 24/7 since last summer. I can't even sleep in my bedroom because all I hear is the sound of water constantly running. He's asked for it to be fixed, multiple times...yeah right. It's their water they're wasting.

My neighbor and his wife use a sleeper sofa in their livingroom to get away from the sound as well. Landlord here just doesn't care and will avoid doing things or do the quick fix thing just to save money.

It wsn't always this way but when the owners son took over, things went downhill to say the least. I hope to move in the fall if I get my disability...fingers crossed there.
miwahni: MFU My Fandom Poutsmiwahni on April 25th, 2014 06:50 am (UTC)
I hope your disability comes through, it must be a very worrying time for you {hugs}
mrua7mrua7 on April 25th, 2014 08:24 am (UTC)
Thanks. Yep it's worrying all right. I have the right to appeal if denied, but then will need a lawyer (sorry if I'm repeating myself) Just hope it doesn't come to that, as it'sll mean more stress and not sure if I can afford one either. Why can't life be happy for once. I feel like I'm long overdue for a bit of 'happy.'
ali15sonali15son on April 23rd, 2014 01:59 pm (UTC)
You look like you have done a fantastic piece of work replacing the handles x very nice xx
miwahnimiwahni on April 24th, 2014 11:35 am (UTC)
Thank you - was just a matter of unscrewing old / screwing in new, but it really lifted the room.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on April 23rd, 2014 02:35 pm (UTC)

The new handles look really good. It's surprising how the smallest detail can make a sizeable change.

miwahnimiwahni on April 24th, 2014 11:35 am (UTC)
Thanks - I love them, and they really made a difference.
sunray45: Daisiessunray45 on April 24th, 2014 03:20 am (UTC)
Well done you! Black handles were definitely the right choice. Lovely photos, even if you did have to disturb Bodie's breakfast. Give him a cuddle from me.
miwahni: Cats Zig and Bodie headsmiwahni on April 24th, 2014 11:36 am (UTC)
Poor Bodie, never a moments' peace. Consider him duly cuddled.