Well this is it - we call it the Evil shed - what a palaver to put it up! No wonder they are trying to sell them off cheap ~ I can tell you it is the cause of much domestic disharmony! Not only are the majority of the instructions in French ~ we didn't do engineering terms in School French lessons! but the nuts and bolts are so tiny, and Hubby P's fingers so big and rheumatic-y these days ~ things were a trifle strained to say the least!
You can see the itsy bitsy nuts and bolts, and its so difficult to see when you are doing contortions in a windowless shed ~ in the evening when the light is fading ~ of course Hubby P was going to 'throw it up' in a couple of evenings after work!
The upside for me was spending time (whilst holding nuts, bolts, tools, instructions and giving advice, taking the swearing and general shed abuse in my stride) ~ admiring the Virgina Creeper that is draped over the hedge in the Yard. Such beautiful colours with the evening light giving them a jewel like sheen.
On to more interesting things, just look what I found at the car boot sale at the weekend!
A whole heap of blankets (the photos are in the wrong order I'm afraid!) ~ the lady selling the blankets said she had 'cleared' a Monastery. I got stuck in and dragged them out of an old tin chest, the chest had an old address label saying Fanciscian Monastery, Penmarnmawr, N. Wales.
As you can see this one still has the Friars name tag on it! How delightful is that!
Do you remember this little table I bought for a £1 the other week, well I finally got round to doing something with it.
I gave it a couple of coats of paint ~ the same paint as I used for the fourposter bed, I am hoping to have it as a night stand by the side of the bed.
The top I decoupaged with bits and bobs of vintage paper, in what I call a ragged-y style. When the paint was nice and dry I gave the whole thing a good distressing with some harsh sandpaper, to make it look well and truly bashed about and well used. I gave it a good coat of matt varnish, and its ready to go!