Our theme for decorating The Nook started with a 1950’s pantry cupboard that we bought in a junk (and I mean junk!) shop. I (that’s Margie) decided to paint it up bright – maybe because Wordwood represents the ‘shiny happy’ me that can’t get much of a showing in my other life. Anyway, that pantry meant we were going retro and colourful.
Our ebay table followed, with some Ikea chairs.
And then, best of all, Pete made a retro style bunk bed adapted from an old plan he found on the internet. See the page ‘Stories’ under the tab ‘Margie’s Snippets’ to read more about the bed and the link to the bed plan under ‘The Nook’. A wall decal to make us hum Fleetwood Mac at bedtime … sleep easy by my side … completed the bed. It was from Cool Art Vinyl (link attached under ‘The Nook’) – they do any words you want. Our latest project is turn the underside of the upper bunk into a magnet wall for us in the bottom bunk to use for magnet poetry – Lovers and Vampire themed. It occupies evenings in our early to bed lifestyle at Wordwood. Have now added Books to the magnets (May 2014).
So far we’ve had one other great find. A ten-seater picnic table on a hard rubbish pile. It belonged to the lichen when we picked it up, but after I pressure cleaned, sanded back and re-oiled it is better than new. We added a Lazy Susan from the West End Markets.
Our (meaning Pete’s) next projects are a trolley for the stove and a kitchen bench made from a couple of old ladders that have been inPete’s family for three generations. Here is the trolley. Watch this space for the bench … (no pressure to get on with it Pete!)
This summer (2015) we created a sanctuary for hot days from an old mosquito net, a pair of she-oak trunks and our swags …