I've took possession of a rather fab machinists chair, the rest of the family think I'm mad, but I like it. I can spend a lot of time now twirling around in my studio. It makes a little noise sometimes, sounds a bit like I've got flatulence. But it's the chair, honest ;) I will of course spruce it up a bit...crochet cover, or a bit of vintage floral? Not sure yet.
I've painted a chair, to match the drawers, I always forget just how much a pain these are to paint! Finished the drawers in Farrow and Ball, Pavillion Grey. I'm going for calm, light colours. The colours of the sea. Greys, whites and turquoise, with just a splash of vintage floral barkcloth. Maybe an old oil painting of the sea, if I can fine the right one. Next year I'd love to paint the floorboards too. I've cleared and declutted, still more to do, but I'm getting there. Lots of clothes have gone to the charity shop, it feels good. I'm hoping a calm, clear bedroom will help me sleep better.
I've been lighting candles, and I've put some fairy lights in the fire. I still hanker after a log burner. It's getting darker earlier now, dark too in the mornings. The temperature has dropped this week, so out have come my socks and boots. I'm trying to make our evenings cosy.
I've had a lovely day, crafting in the studio with my great crafting friend Penny. We put the world to rights, as I crocheted and she sewed. It really is a lovely space to spend my time, I can easily loose hours in there.
I've treated myself to a book, The Shopkeepers Home by Caroline Rowland. Caroline runs the blog 91 Magazine. It's a book is full of inspiration. I do love a bit of inspiration...
What have you done this week?
Have a lovely weekend!
Amanda :) xxx