Sonia Barton, 47, needed to get revenge, so she decided to turn her grief into a unique kitchen floor. The mom of three used her cheating ex-husband's record collection for this extraordinary project.
Barton, a children's entertainer, spent over a year and hundreds of hours creating a memorable kitchen floor. But she had an inspiration, and busy hands kept her from thinking about her cheating ex.
With vinyl classics and over 2500 British pounds, the kitchen now looks like a wonderland, and Sonia is proud of her work. She stated:
"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."
The priciest pieces were 5000 miniature flower buttons that form part of the floor. Indeed, this kitchen looks like a DIY project from culinary heaven, though it's clear that Sonia was quite motivated.
Barton, from Belper, Derbyshire, lived in this home for 13 years. She claims that her ex cheated on her, though Jason Burt refused to comment. Instead, he told the Mail Online:
"I'm not saying anything. I haven't got a reaction to this."
Well, he might not have a reaction, but his ex-wife is thrilled!
Sonia's big DIY project
What you see is a work that started in October 2018, and it took over a year to finish. Sonia needed to redesign the whole kitchen, from overhaul a new floor, worktops, doors, drawers to kick-board.
She knew she would do it herself:
"I love DIY, and I love color, 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 labor of love for me. I started it over a year ago and spent evenings and weekends working on it."
Her friends love it as well:
"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."
The cheerful kitchen floor is now home to albums from Dire Straits, Jets Yazz, Hands Up, Showaddywaddy, and Paper Lace, among others.
How Sonia got her groove back
It seems to us that the mom of three used her creativity and turned her divorce into something useful and jazzy.
As for her process, Sonia stated:
"I spent ages looking at tiles and couldn't find any that I liked, so I brought some plain white tiles. I then decoupaged them and then put resin on them."
"The worktops were an eBay bargain, which I was able to install with help from a friend."
"For the floor, I bought the buttons and then added coins and records. I glued them on the floor and put a resin over them."
'The buttons were the hardest part, they took hours and hours and hours, and there are thousands of tiny flower buttons on the floor; all of them are different."
Then the vinyl records came, and now, though it may seem spiteful to some, it's actually an uplifting story. Perhaps this is a great cautionary tale to any man who tries to cheat on Mrs. Barton.