Upcycled chain mirror on the wall

Just a quick post to show you another picture of our hallway leading to the two bedrooms.

Hallway chain mirror

We hanged some pictures a while ago, but there was something missing…

I was very pleased to discover this old chain mirror in our storage, which was left behind by the previous owners of the property. Nothing beats upcycling!

I think it looks perfect on the wall. What do you think?



A bit of colour before winter

Our courtyard was looking a bit pale, and as I’m not ready for winter gloom yet, I decided to add some Violas and Trailing Pansies to bring some colour back (only £3.99 each).

The following were planted:

  • Pansy Trailing Lavender
  • Viola Delft Blue (my favourite)
  • Viola Penny Orchid
  • Pansy Trailing Purple Wing

My lavender was looking lonely therefore I decided to plant a Skimmia japonica Olympic Flame. I can’t wait for the bright red berries next year.

Cushion deal

Thanks to our friend Tomek, our great, contemporary sofa bed from John Lewis made it upstairs. I let the boys do the hard work of dragging it up the stairs.

The sofa looked a bit bare, so we went bargain hunting today, and got three stylish cushions in Dunelm Mill, which complete the look perfectly. The Cassette Tapes cushions were only £5.99 each, and the one in a middle was only £3.99.

I strongly believe one should never pay over £10 for a cushion.