On Heart Breakfast this morning
I was excited to announce that today the UK was set to be hotter than Portugal!
Which means it’s official – it’s happening – Spring is here and it’s my favourite time of year. I LOVE it!
I love the smell of blossom that catches me, unexpectedly.
I love the sea of yellow fields which surround me on my country drive home from work every day.
I love the way it makes us all feel so free!
This time of year makes me want to fling all my windows open in preparation for what’s to come.
So when Homebase asked if I fancied pimping my house for Spring, it seemed the perfect excuse to finally do all those little jobs to freshen life up:
DRESSING TABLE ….
Trey bought my dressing table for me when we first got together and it’s been through many house moves but it no longer matches our style in our bedroom. So it was time for a change!
Never one to shy away from a bit of spray paint action, I armed myself with a gorgeous silver and set to work. There are honestly few things in life I find more tedious than sanding, just ask Trey! My apparent allergy to all things rough-paper makes him crazy but seriously, life’s too short. I’m all about the reward of the big change and thankfully, not much sanding was necessary before I was ready to spray.
Four cans later and I’m so pleased with the result and am having a renewed love affair with my beloved dressing table.
I love my kitchen. It looks out onto the garden and I love the fact that the kids can sit and chat to me about their day while I make dinner. There’s one particular corner which had a bistro table but the chairs were too heavy for the kids to move. So I’ve finally changed them!
These were super quick to put together and have wipeable cushions – perfect for an 8 and 5 year old who love art projects! AND they’re fairly light so the kids can easily move them. Good times! Part of the kitchen that didn’t work has now become a place for the kids and it’s fast becoming their favourite cosy corner hangout in the house!
TREY HEARTS ME BECAUSE….
Candles – especially the smelly variety. He doesn’t “get” them. I do. And I LOVE these that I picked up! They smell DIVINE!
Hearts – Trey has actually said that if another heart comes into the house, he’s off! So I got clever and got some hearts for the garden! Simples! The kids love these moroccan inspired solar beauties that I’ve strung across the front of their playhouse. They shine surprisingly bright – literally, like you’ve plugged them in. I loved them so much, I’ve filled the garden with those and some gorgeous ball shaped. I’m looking forward to a summer of entertaining in my fairy-light Wonderland!
Cushions – A girl can never have enough, right? Trey loves the fact that he has to remove 1000 cushions before he can get into bed every night (he doesn’t!) so I decided to pimp our sofa with these gorgeous flock offerings – they even have tassels on the corners for an extra bohemian vibe.
To placate Trey for my indulgence in the above (!) I got him some cool storage boxes and a retro bin for his man cave! He now thinks I’m the best wife ever and I’ve been vindicated of all previous candle / heart / cushion sins!
How about you?
What effect does Spring have on your world and how have you been getting ready?