Everything seems to be candy coloured in my kitchen I cant seem to make my mind up do I like the dusky rusty pinks or am I in favour of a corn flower blue. As soon as you enter the back of the house you kind of feel like your in the Cath Kidston store everything floral, candy coloured and matching and then as soon as you enter my front room it feels like someone has knocked you on the back of the head with a hammer and you have woken up in a dolls house, all distressed furniture with a French feel. I purchased this fly screen the other day I had seen it somewhere on a blog I remember playing in amongst these as a child at my grandparents house I am sure they were more hard wearing. Well instead of the old blue, yellow and red striped blinds they have come up with a candy coloured theme. I needed one of these badly as I hate leaving my door open with the odd fly coming in.
As you can see here it kind of darkens the room but still colourful.
I love how it looks from the outside a burst of colour and nobody can peek in.
So after yesterdays post on 7 things about me I mentioned I hate gardening, I am completely embarrassed about our garden its so mismatched and lacks structure. That man crouching is my partner he didn't see me take this picture he was wearing lady gardening gloves. We woke up this morning and I said lets get this garden sorted so we did, he did the weeding of course in under 15 minutes whilst I watched him from the kitchen window "Washing Up". We pulled down a grass screen in which the home owner had previously and was left with a brown fence and two Ikea mirrors!!. I have plans for this garden I will get this finished by next week, so keep your eyes peeled for the finished look.
If you are wondering what the blue area is in the back garden its a corn flower blue painted decking area I paid a fortune for this paint as is it was custom made in the Dulax store I was hoping it to be a light wash of colour but instead it was bright and bold blue. When people ask why I just smile and reply its for those people who fly across our house everyday we wanted people to think we had our own private swimming pool! Ga Ga springs to mind. Anyway onto shades I bought this today and intend on painting the fence and gate in the garden I am not sure if its wise as it may clash with the decking but I hate the wood stain that is on the fence present.
I wanted to opt for the colours on the peg bag dusky green with a hint of white and pink, I am daring when it comes to colours and paints but something stopped me from picking up the pink everything seems to be bloody pink. So I might add a few chalk painted Antoinette pieces to the back garden when its finished.
I am tempted to paint the lock and metal work on the gate with chalk paint and wax but not sure if it will hold up in this Manchester weather.
One minute bright sunshine and then a few hours later its tipping it down thank the angels above it had dried, tomorrow I will be painting the fence I am on a mission.
Hope you all have a smashing weekend.