A GARDEN OASIS

Garden Corner MakeoverSun, sun, sun, are you giddy with vitamin D induced happiness? I am. So much so, a tiny slice of a garden makeover happened. Getting the most out of the weekend days is paramount when the weather is this good, and we have been busy smashing out roots and digging up old shrubs all around our little bungalow, basically making a whole lot of mess before it becomes the lovely place it is supposed to be!Garden Corner MakeoverLiving in a building site can get you down though, so the little sun trap outside our back door that is just a few fencing panels and a section of decking got turned into a small oasis yesterday, somewhere for us to hide away from all the crazy that is going on around here. Over the last few weeks we have been given and have gathered lots of plants, after finding different pots and containers to put them, they just needed a nicer setting to live in. Garden Corner MakeoverThe easiest makeover ever, involved one pot of black fence paint, one paint brush, a few bricks, some old wood I found laying about, one string of fairy lights and a new garden bench. Once I had painted the fence black, (excuse the outfit) it looked completely different. I used old bricks from around the garden, a sturdy old scaffold board and what looks like and old cupboard door rescued from a skip to make a two tier stack of shelves in the corner, then piled on all our plants, leaving some pots for the floor.Garden Corner MakeoverGarden Corner MakeoverGarden Corner MakeoverWe have been looking at garden furniture for ages, but with only a small space ready we didn’t want to commit to more than a bench or couple of chairs, so agreed on this ‘Delia’ Washed Metal two seater garden bench from Out There Interiors, and are so pleased with it, the temporary cushions are stolen from inside the house, but I think I will make a long seat cushion for it next weekend.Garden Corner MakeoverAn old Belfast sink given to us by my husbands parents, has been planted up with flowers given to me as house warming gifts. They were looking a bit sad before, so I hope they like their new home.Garden Corner MakeoverThe lantern was a junk yard find that we cleaned up, and against the black fence, I think it gives a nice contrast alongside the pale seating. I really like the effect of the dark paint, it reminds me of spending many hours at the beach near the fishing huts in the old town or dreaming of a barn conversion, I am going to paint the shed the same colour so it will be like a tiny net hut!Garden Corner MakeoverBy the time I had finished the sun had gone down and the dusk was settling just enough to switch on some twinkling fairy lights. What do you think? I am really pleased with how it looks, for now we will drag a table out from indoors for breakfast, but for later on, I have my eye on something like this one?Garden Corner Makeover

18 Responses to “A GARDEN OASIS”

  1. Stephne says:

    Looks fabulous, really lovely…

  2. Louise C says:

    I love your black fence, what a great idea! I have also spent the weekend painting with black paint but mine was inside (I had one of those “eek black, am I sure”? moments. Your garden looks really lovely, like the perfect place to spend time.

  3. Kathi says:

    simply wonderful !!!

  4. Nana Diana says:

    Your little oasis looks great! It really pretties the area up! xo Diana

  5. Sara says:

    Love this so much, such a simple update but makes a massive, magical difference. I dream of outside space. Alas we own the front garden, right next to a lovely, busy, South London road, sigh….

  6. Jeska says:

    Don’t worry about that Sara, just Put up a fence, paint it black and hide on the good side x

  7. Sue says:

    It looks fabulous! I’m just repairing my shed and trying to decide what colour to paint it, I was thinking grey but I’m loving the black.

  8. Cat says:

    What a transformation – would never have thought of black but it looks brilliant.

  9. Liza Saniefard says:

    Amazing Jeska…..you never cease to amaze me.

  10. Jeska says:

    Do it Sue! I can’t wait to do our shed, it will be black outside and maybe pale green or white inside, if it survives the move from one end of the garden to the other!

  11. Jeska says:

    Bet it looks amazing Louise, are you posting it? I’ll come by and see :) We were considering a black bedroom, but I am also such a lover of white, so it’s a mental battle every day to decide!

  12. Caroline says:

    gorgeous Jeska! Its totally inspired me to get out in the garden and try and tidy it up a bit. We want to get it ‘properly done’ (ie paved etc.) at some point so was being lazy about it, but you’ve proved just a few little updates makes such a difference! xxx

  13. Jeska says:

    Thank you Caroline, yes for just few pounds and some elbow grease, fence paint and a couple of seats is all you need (and a table soon)!

  14. Candy Pop says:

    It looks totally beautiful. Enjoy!

  15. Jessica says:

    This is stunning!!

  16. Dani M says:

    Wow I love this transformation! :)

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    x

  17. You are such a great inspiration ! I love this – it’s totally beautiful. And as you know, I don’t ‘do black’. But the black paint here makes everything else sing out ! Thanks for this snippet of creative wonderful ness :-) xx

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