1. Decorating and blogging do not go together.
Unless of course you are blogging about decorating, in which case decorating will give you lots of material. But this isn’t a blog about decorating. Spending hour upon hour and day after day painstakingly sanding and varnishing my 130 year-old floors did not give me any inspiration for blogging. It merely sapped my energy.
2. Although men can multi-task, there is a limit.
Decorating, plus a hectic period at work, a few days of lovely weather, the need to get my garden in order and the fact that I was reading a very good book meant that I just couldn’t seem to stretch to creating and writing any posts. Now it’s raining, my garden is almost in full bloom and I’ve just finished my book; I am finally able to start blogging again.
So to ease myself back in I thought I’d show you the lovely vintage formica coffee table, that I purchased recently from the wonderful 2’6 in Brixton Village market. Every time I pop in I could walk out with a number of different design treasures.
I just love the interesting shape of this 1950′s/1960′s coffee table with its curved edges and the beautiful turquoise colour adds a cheery splash of colour to the room. It was the perfect treat to reward myself after all the hard work I put in getting the black tar-like paint off the floorboards in this room and turning them into something vaguely passing for habitable.
Now I just need to remember to plan a bit better the next time I attempt to undertake any decorating, so that I leave time and energy for my blog, as there is plenty more decorating to do in my little house!
See you soon!