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Woman Turns Cheating Ex-Husband’s Vinyl Records Into Her Kitchen Floor

by : Julia Banim on : 22 Jan 2020 16:15
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A mum-of-three has taken out her revenge on her cheating ex-husband through a means which will make record collectors up and down the country wince in agony.

Sonia Barton, 47, from Belper in Derbyshire, was keen to jazz up her lacklustre kitchen, adding a bit of colour and individuality to the design.

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The children’s entertainer saw the perfect opportunity to transform her kitchen floor after eyeing up her ex-husband’s record collection, and took more than a bit of musical inspiration.

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Sonia decided to make the vinyl records – which included Dire Straits, Jets Yazz, Hands Up, Showaddywaddy and Paper Lace – part of the floor, using them as striking decorating materials.

She has spent an estimated £2,500 on revamping her kitchen, transforming it into a colourful – and slightly vengeful – culinary wonderland. The most costly part of the decorating project apparently involved sourcing 5,000 miniature flower buttons that make up part of the floor.

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Luckily, the time and money has paid off, with the revenge floor reportedly giving Sonia daily doses of joy:

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.

Each section is bordered by small tiles because I didn’t want to do it all in one go so I could still use my kitchen.

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Sonia kicked the project off in October 2018 after opting for a complete overhaul to her kitchen, installing a new floor, worktops, doors, drawers, kick-board and architrave in the process.

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Alongside other items, she chose to include some vinyl from her ex-husband’s collection, making each part of the floor in small stages so she could carry on using her kitchen.

According to Sonia:

I love DIY and I love colour so it just evolved. 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.

It’s been a labour of love for me. I started it over a year ago and spent evenings and weekends working on it.

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Sonia added:

Most of my friends have seen it as it’s been coming along. Some people have seen photos of it and have said it’s a bit mad but they’ve said it works when they’ve come in and seen it. It’s bonkers and it reflects me.

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.

I, for one, love it. If I wasn’t so terrified of getting on her bad side, I would love to hire Sonia as a painter decorator one day…

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Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

Topics: Life, Caters, cheating, Derbyshire