I’m back ! I’ve been quite busy the last weeks getting the garden back into shape after the long winter we had.
We are lucky to live in an area where houses benefit from gardens bigger than average size (one of the main reasons why we bought the house!). One specific area of the garden was a bit neglected. It was an unused space behind the garage where garden cuttings/garden waste and toys were stored.
The walls used to be all white and it was slightly … boring !
And because I love so much experimenting with dark paint, I decided this Spring to paint these walls dark and make it a cosy corner which can be used for garden parties and those (unfortunately rare) warm summer evenings here in the UK. I used Wilko’s Dark Smoke garden paint which is for wood but can also be used as masonry paint if the surface is prepared.
On a warm Spring days, I started with the wall behind our garage. My husband liked the wall so I continued with the side wall towards our neighbour.
I added a garden furniture set we already had at a different part of the garden and painted an old wooden ladder in the same shade.
My neighbour who has a building company gave me these wooden boards (left picture) which he wanted to get rid of. I think they fit in here perfectly.
Finally I got hold of these theree wire hanging baskets (£3 for a set of 3) which we filled with wood for the chiminea and another larger wire basket with copper solar string lights which looks gorgeous at night.
I’m a bargain hunter and was so pleased to find these gorgeous monochrome blankets for £1 each new from one of the Pound shops (Winter sale!? Not here – they will be well used this summer!)
And then… I needed a garden poster. ‘Oh happy garden time !’
Hope you’re enjoying the warm Spring days we currently have.