I am always changing things around the house or painting things. Although I take photos, I am not very good at doing posts about them - talking about the sea or garden take the priority! Last week I had nothing planned on my day off and so I spent the day cleaning and rearranging things to give more of a summer feel.
The sweet peas and poppies were from the garden. The smell of sweet peas always instantly take me back to my childhood and summers wouldn't be the same without them!
This first project was the redecoration of our daughters room - she choose this very bright pink colour at the start of her teenage years! I had forgotten how bright and awful it looked! With her agreement and choice of colours, we gave it a make over.
This is the same room transformed. It looks so much better now and she loves it too, although it usually only looks this tidy when she is away at Uni!
A while ago I found this cake stand in a charity shop for £5. I have been looking for one of these for years and nearly bought one back in March for £25. I was really pleased to find this bargain. My Granny used to have one of these stands. I remember seeing it laden with a cream tea and chocolate cake - can you visualize it too? One day I will recreate that image, but I'll make sure that the dog and cat are out of temptations way! I wasn't very popular when I bought it home, but my husband told me last week that he actually quite liked it now it is painted and on display!
Our first dining table and chairs were given to us second hand from my brother when we got married. After about 7 years we treated ourselves to a pine table and chairs, they were all the fashion then! Although it has served us well, it has started to feel very dated, so I bought some Anne Sloan paint and repainted the chairs and the bottom of the table. We also took off the wax off the top of the table to give it a more natural look.It took my daughter and I ages to do, but we have been pleased with the results.
Another bargain we recently came across was this empty herb pots for 50p. I love blue and white china and it looks good on the kitchen window. I love using herbs in cooking and salads.
Needless to say our home reflects our love of the garden and the sea. So there are different themes in different rooms! I recently saw the boat and houses and couldn't resist buying them. They reminded me of the colourful little cottages down by the harbour. Where do you get inspiration from to decorate your home?
Hope you all have a happy weekend.