Saturday, 30 July 2011


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.

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend, enjoying the sunshine.  I am off down to Cornwall to visit my mum again next week.  She is still in hospital which is now 11 weeks.


  1. sorry to hear about your mum being so long in hospital, I know what a worry that can be- it always seems to be on your mind.

    I love the chair and actually, although I did like the yellow roses, I can see that the spots are more your style.

    Funny isn't it how the re-cover and cushion completely changed the personality of the chair from girly and frivolous to a more "proper" piece of furniture.

    Sometimes its nice to appreciate even though you'd not have done it yourself!


  2. I totally approve of both your makeovers...retro and red paint are not my style either!
    I love the shape of the tin bath.
    Julie x
    PS...Yes that would be Helens's house, she has been in a few magazines.