Wednesday, 16 July 2008

What should I do with this ugly spot?

Hello, I'm Jo, and I'm feeling miserable. I still have a cold, which means I'm coughing all the time, and I sound like "a cross between a frog with laryngitis and a country-western singer" (old-school Adventures in Oddessy fans may recognise that line). Now I'm pretty sure I have an ear infection, so I'm going to the doctor this afternoon. Trying to sleep last night was Unpleasant and Unsuccessful. And I have to go to another bridal shower tonight (I think it's the last one). I didn't know what I was going to post today until I was getting JK some breakfast. I remembered that I have this ugly spot in the kitchen. When we moved in, there was a microwave hanging above the kitchen sink. Besides the fact that they're not supposed to be above the sink, it also cut into the headroom, and I was forever bumping my head on it while trying to wash the dishes. We took it down last year when I painted the kitchen, and managed to break the glass tray inside. This clumsiness gave us an excuse to get a new microwave, which we did not hang above the sink. Anyway, the point of this is to say that now the bottom of the cupboard above the sink has ugly holes and spots on it, and I don't know what I should do to make it pretty. Here are a few of the options I've been considering:
  • Fill the holes, sand, and paint it white.
  • Fill the holes, sand, and paint it turquoise like the walls
  • Glue on some shelf-liner or wall paper or other pretty stuff.
What do you think I should do? Can you think of anything else that would look better than the things I've come up with? Thanks in advance for your help! PS: a picture will be added as soon as blogger lets me. PPS: Woohoo! Finally blogger is cooperating! I've added a picture of my ugly spot.


  1. Hi Jo, I am a friend of Heather's at Hopscotcha and Hydrangeas, and next Friday, the 25th, I will be hosting her an online virtual baby shower. I was trying to contact her blogging friends, and hope that you can participate. You can go to my blog for more details. Help spread the word! :)

    Hope you are feeling better soon!

  2. hope you feel better!
    Yep, you need some pretty to cover that ex-microwave er ceiling? I like the wallpaper/shelf liner idea...with a garland or a tassel from the Nester... She has an AWESOME etsyshop...and maybe a little row of framed photos or another repeat motif on the wall? I'd love it if you could show us what you do with it!

  3. I like the liner idea. Stripes with hints of the wall colour in it? Of course, you can get some textured paintable wallpaper that would look pretty cool too.

    I hope you feel better Jo! I love you!

    CEZ, K an the girls will be coming to see me on sunday. :D YAY!

  4. Hope you start feeling better! What about painting it the same color as the wall so it "disappears" and then you can decorate behind the sink. Let us know what you do!

  5. Sorry you feel crummy. =(

    I am thinking a shelf...

  6. A microwave above the sink? WEIRD. I think I'd paint it the same color as the wall though. I think. I have to ask everyone what to maybe I'm not the best person to give advice.

    Hope you are feeling better by now!


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