Saturday, 17 April 2010

Why I've not been making bears....

Ta da! Its finally finished, the summerhouse.....

All that painting was worth it in the end. I did a light blue for the outside with a bit of shabby painting to make it look less 'pristine'. The inside had two coats of white masonry paint, same for the floor then varnish. The sofa I got off ebay and also painted. If it stopped still, it got painted. We decked it last week, the slabs were a bit tatty looking, especially when I got paint on them!. I want to make some new cushion covers and generally 'pretty' it up, a bit at a time. Its a gorgeous space and ideal for my bear making in summer. Hubby has to do some sockets then I'll be sorted. With the decking, paint, sofa, its probably cost about £450 but worth every penny. I paid £300 for the actual house and they usually cost a lot more. So on a gorgeous day like this, I think I'll settle down with Country Living and enjoy my first try out of my den. Hope you can enjoy the weather too.



8 comments:

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

Oh, Amanda! It's BEAUTIFUL! What a great space for the warm weather. It's truly wonderful. ENJOY!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

So beautiful! We have to relandscape our garden before we get to the stage of having a summer house. I can't wait, a haven to retreat in when needed!

Enjoy your beautiful summer house, love the colours.

Have a lovely weekend
Warm wishes
Isabelle x

Rosie said...

You have worked hard and your summer house looks a wonderful, cosy retreat. You are going to have a lovely summer in there:)

Michele Seraphim said...

Well that is just stunning and I am soooooo jealous! Your bears will have a lovely retreat!

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Amanda, missed you posts! What a great job you have done of the summer room! The sofa looks very Lloyd loom, gorgeous xxx

FenBeary Folk said...

WOW its sooooo beautiful, I am green with envy and so cheap, well done you XX

ginger@bearbits said...

Hi Amanda,

That is one cool place!!!! Lucky you and I know you will enjoy it. It looks wonderful - congrats! Your bears might not want to leave.

;) ~ginger

customteddys said...

Oh my, it is simply breathtaking. I can just see "you" (really I can see "me" ... sigh) sitting in that lovely room enjoying life. Thanks for sharing the magic! Vicki