So, as you know, I’ve recently made a move half way across the country from the South coast to the East midlands, and I’m loving living up here. Having moved from a very light and bright and spacious flat with huge windows and rooms, I’m now living in a classic little Victorian terrace. It’s adorable and I have the most beautiful garden as well as a big bright studio and lots of downstairs living space. However, a lot of my old furniture just didn’t fit in here, and by fit in here, I mean ‘fit’ in here, and I’ve had to rethink my style a lot. Some of it was simply too big for the little old rooms, and some of it just didn’t feel right in this cosy little space. One of the things that just had to go, was my lovely old Mid Century sideboard…..
I’ve lugged this around with me around the country into five different houses and I was really really reluctant to get rid of it but it was too big for the new house and was starting to look a bit scruffy and one of the legs had nearly come off. So…. I had a little thought…. it’s too big for the house, but it’s not too big for the garden! Look at it now…..
It was ever so easy to do too. I took off all the fittings and doors, sanded it down, used a jigsaw to cut the hole in the top and to make the third and fourth drawers into one big drawer. I then painted it using specialist outdoor paint and put it all back together. I’m so pleased with it and makes the garden feel like an extension of the house, like a little outdoor dining room. The dahlias have been a huge success and are still flowering like mad, but the sweetpeas never really got started. I think they need deeper soil, so I may try something else next year. Anyway, there it is!