Thus our kitchen cabinet door…

…recieves it’s very first ‘makeover’!

The 'Napisan' ManFor the record, our kitchen’s been in need of a makeover for over 20 years! Don’t even get us started on the rest of the house – sheesh! Let’s just say that in 1997; when we first moved in, the loungeroom itself demonstrated – perfectly – the decorator’s taste, in 60’s/70’s retro.

If; upon entering the house, you found yourself falling into a deep hypnotic sleep -brought about by the mind-messingly fine lines of the concentric square patterns – pulsing at you from the loungeroom walls – you wouldn’t have hurt yourself falling down! The lawn-green shagpile carpet – or at least what was left of it – would have cushioned the fall!

We kept the look for a time. It provided so much entertainment for out guests that we felt it should stay. I have to admit though, that the novelty wore off REAL quick! The first thing acted upon in our house, was that rather dismal shagpile carpet and it’s accompanying smell!

Anyways… the brown in the piccie above should back up what I’m trying to say. Frankly – anything – anything at all – is an improvement on any of the trimmings we’ve got, left over in this house.

Lastly – let me share the conversation that occurred when this fine piece of art was installed on this soon-to-be-demolished kitchen cabinet door yesterday:

“It’s nice to see original art son,” I say.

“It does have lines and dots in it Daddy,” states my 5 year old son knowingly!

“Not AB-original son,” says his mum – whilst I try to work just what in hell my boy might mean by this comment. “Original – as in …”

…and then Kylie bursts out laughing.

Sigh  🙂

Belongum – Out!


About Belongum

People bring 'things' to me. Not necessarily PHYSICAL things as such - mostly just the loose bits and pieces floating around in their 'brain-box'. Sometimes, they also bring themselves - and THAT isn't anywhere near as simple as it sounds. I come here to pass some of this 'brain-box business' on to the ether world, and to empty my head. Besides folks - I love a good yarn - so come and join me!
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4 Responses to Thus our kitchen cabinet door…

  1. Magnet says:

    Humph, 60s and 70s retro – what’s wrong with that?

    We have tiles from door to door, but our dog gives us that old 70s carpet smell quite effectively – it has a certain charm, Belongum – like the musty smell of old people, it makes a place homely.

    I can see that the family’s artistic flair has not missed your son, I particularly like the combination of textures and materials – very progressive. I like the teeth. Are you going to stash it away?


    • belongum says:

      I like that your dog does this for you far more effectively than possibly our old carpet DM – but man – that wallpaper used to make my eyes blur! 🙂 It had old smokers stains on it too – you know – like the loungeroom once had a 3 packet a day smokers habit it couldn’t shake! Arghhh – it drove us spare in the end!!!

      I love that little people aren’t (usually) afraid to paint how they see things – i reckon it’s a ripper! I just might stash it away you know… it might be worth something one day hahaha! 😉

      How did your ANZAC Day turn out mate – busy?


  2. The boy is an artist. He painted the perfect portrait of his daddy. Archibald prize winner coming up….lol

    Wonderful. I love it. Make sure you keep it. It is a memory to be treasured.


  3. The lime green shagpile couldn’t be saved? Shame.


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