Saturday, 4 August 2012

Everything candy and the dreaded garden


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.
Tracy x

18 comments:

  1. Typical british weather! Can't wait to see the big reveal! xxx

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    1. I know isn't it a pain Its just started to rain again now. :( x

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  2. Hee hee re the swimming pool thing!!! I haven't been on a plane in years but used to love spotting all the pools! I love the Back gate! Looking good. X x

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    1. Thank you Gem I have been out in the garden today but now thunderstorms. x

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  3. Looking forward to seeing finished result ... And pink's good, can't have to much! xx

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    1. I think I will make some pink accessories to put in the garden watch this space. x

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  4. Oh honey I adore my candy colored home and yours is simply delightful! I love that cool stringy thing...your gardener looks really cute working away!~xo
    Olivia

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    1. Olivia I forgot to mention you can buy the fly screen on amazon I will update the post. I love everything in your house you have the perfect combination of pastels its simply beautiful.

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  5. Hello Tracy
    I am your newest follower and I've just blog hopped over from Claire's blog Thriftwood where she has mentioned you in her latest post.
    This is just a quick hello as I want to pop back into your blog to browse around BUT I do already like what I see.

    Keep well

    Amanda :-)

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    1. Hi Amanda thank you for stopping by and following I hope you are having a lovely weekend. x

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  6. Hi! I'm new to your blog and quite new to blogging altogether - I love the colour of the garden gate, I'm a hopeless gardener but I like the idea of having a blue "swimming pool" area!

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    1. Hi Jay thanks for stopping by your welcome to come over for a dip! I will pop over to your blog and have a gander. Tracy x

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  7. Dear Antoinette,
    Thanks ever so for the award i will write up some answers in my bext bloggy post...Thank you also for your lovely comments and did i read too much pink? are you well dear?.....shall i call the doctor?....You can not be well as you LOVE pink!!!! ;)
    Loving that Seagrass colour can not wait to see it done and i have read if you chalk paint outside you don't wax ever!
    Love Antoinette x
    ps Tracy you should get an award for the hottest profile picture,you look stunning x

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    1. This comment made me laugh Antoinette will feature somewhere in the garden, I emailed Annie Sloan about exterior painting as there is not much information on the process online. Surely it needs waxing as water dissolves the paint I could imagine seeing a river of pink milkshake running through the garden now wouldn't that be a sight. Thank you for the lovely comment on the profile picture I do scrub up on occasions. x

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    2. Dear Antoinette,
      So happy to read you are better and back to thinking of the next place you can feature our beloved pink ;)
      Honest i have read Annie said no waxing outside and Amy wrote a blog post on it too...how it stays i do not know but if not a sea of pink milkshake sounds divine! i may have to try it! x

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    3. Oh I didn't realise Amy had covered this in a post I will have to have a look. Yes I am back on form today I must of lost my marbles back to pink! I had noticed Annie had painted the outside of her shop in chalk paint it really is miracle paint. x

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  8. I adore the colors you've used in your kitchen, what a wonderful space to spend time in!

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    1. Hello Mrs thank you for your lovely comment I am lucky that my partner allows me to be experimental. I will pop over and have a look at your blog. Tracy x

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