Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Bringing the outside in : makeover challenge

I spend my life outside due to a number of factors being a sports parent going to watch my son play rugby and football. Cycling to and from work , pleasure to relax,

I adore nature and the happiness that it brings.

There is nothing better than the wind on your face, and the sun warming your heartland soul. And when I am home and I am in my dining room I want to bring the outside in and the inside outside. I love having a fushion of the two.

But unfortunately the dining room had become a dumping ground for the want of a better word.

When we moved in the garden was an overgrown wilderness as the house had been abandoned for 2 years. We spent time taming it , the lawn became home to a set of goalposts. So we left the established shrubs seeing as they could take the punishment of a football and children trampling over them to get the ball back. Now he's older and the goalposts have gone ( he plays for the village football team) we can start to inject some colour back the garden.

I also want this theme to flow back into my dining room as well. So with armed with a few items thanks to Moneysupemarket and working with what I already had. I Hope to have created a little oasis a "me" space for quiet contemplation even when the weather is too wet to go outside I have my own little piece of England . The picnic basket awaits by the patio door, the herbs are waiting to grow , the flowers (will) rise majestic from my Emma Bridgewater vase. 

A copy of Winnie the Pooh sit underneath the Arts and Craft table ready to inspire a whole new generation of new readers and to kindle the memories of those who have read it before or been read it. Everyone at least once in their lives must play "Pooh Sticks"

The plant table was a find from the other week.

The picnic baskets I already had.

The teddy is a childhood friend and toy.

The cushion is from my best friend ( who knows me all too well and is a human barometer)

The Emma Bridgewater vase was £29.99

The herb set was £10.00

The words were £10

And the labour for all this was free ( my husband was more than willing )


  1. Aww it looks great, well done x

  2. The room looks great! I love the words on the wall. :-) xxx

  3. The room looks great!! I'm all for a little transformation on a small budget!! Just did our front room adding a bit of wallpaper for 2 feature walls and some lights and cushions.......totally makes all the difference and also makes you feel better too :)

  4. it looks lovely i love the writing on the wall!!

  5. Love the writing on the wall!

  6. Love the way you've used your bargain finds here.

  7. A beautiful quote on the wall. Love your new spruced up interior.


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