I have spent the last week trying to 'get round' to doing things I keep putting off. I love making lists and, even more, like crossing things off as done!
I bought this Lloyd Loom chair eons ago and thought it would be ideal for the new summerhouse. So I painted it Farrow & Ball's 'Green Blue' (what an uninspiring name but you do know what you are getting!). The seat was not to my liking (shock, horror from all retro lovers!) so I covered it and made a cushion (those same retro aficionados will consider this sacrilige!)
I have also had this French hip bath for ages too. I couldn't decide whether to leave it red but armed with a huge bottle of paint stripper and the pressure washer (and a husband standing close by itching to help!) decided to take it back to zinc. I'm really pleased with the result and even though some stubborn red paint remains along the base I think it is definitely an improvement. I have situated it by the kitchen doors and filled it with lavender, lemon thyme and rosemary.
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
According to last week's Gardener's World we must pick all the sweet peas every 10 days to keep the plants flowering. So now my plants in the garden are looking slightly bare for a few days but the scent in the house is wonderful.
I recently bought this florist's bucket and will soon be listing it on my website.
But I'll be keeping this other bucket for myself.
Friday, 22 July 2011
Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Monday, 4 July 2011
Back in April we had the ultimate in flat pack delivered - hundreds of pieces of wood and thousands of screws and nails. Rather than pay £800 to have it 'made' we deided to do it ourselves (I say we but there wasn't much input from me!). This is it half built, viewed from my office window.