I ordered my summerhouse back in April, and on Thursday it finally arrived. I love it so much, it’s essentially like having another room to decorate! I’ve spent the last few days outside painting it until 10pm – I have blisters on my hands! I still have some painting to do inside (oh and round the back…and the sides..and the doors!), but once that’s finished, I have an amazing blank canvas to play with and make pretty.
I wanted a soft grey for the exterior, and in the end I went with a paint by Alcro, a Scandinavian paint designed to withstand the coldest winters. For the window trim and interior I used a good old Cuprinol in Pale Jasmine, a soft white. Although I used a couple of coats of that on the floor, I then went over it with Ronseal Diamond floor paint in white.
I plan to add a few bits of furniture this week – a table for the children to sit at and do colouring, and for me to edit photos, a comfy chair, and perhaps a trunk to store blankets and cushions. I shall keep you updated with my progress!