DIY mom uses cheating ex-husband’s record collection as new flooring

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Sonia Barton spent hours over a whole year transforming her kitchen piece-by-piece (Photo: ASIA WIRE/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA).
Sonia Barton spent hours over a whole year transforming her kitchen piece-by-piece (Photo: ASIA WIRE/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA).

Sonia Barton from Belper in England spent more than a year transforming her kitchen piece-by-piece as part of her new home following her split from her ex-husband.

“I love DIY and I love colour so it just evolved,” Sonia said.

“I originally wanted to do records on the floor when I was married but my husband at the time didn’t like the idea so as soon as we split I decided to do it,” the children’s entertainer confessed.

The 47-year-old began the project in October 2018 after deciding to completely overhaul her kitchen and to install a new floor, worktops, doors, drawers, kickboard and architrave.

She even opted to use some of the vinyl records left behind by her ex-husband, whom she says cheated on her – as part of the project.

“Some of them are my ex-husband’s. It amuses me, it makes me laugh every time I walk in the kitchen and see them,” Sonia admitted, referring to the vinyl records from her ex-husband’s collection used in sections of her kitchen floor.

“It’s a hard-wearing kitchen so it should last forever. I feel happy just being in it. Stepping inside brings a smile to my face no matter how I’m feeling. It uplifts your soul.” 

(Photo: ASIA WIRE/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA).
(Photo: ASIA WIRE/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA).

Sources: Magazine Features

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