Wednesday, 8 August 2012

 Shed.


I wish I could take the credit for my little hideout, but it was completely the brain child of my mother. In no time at all she renovated B&Q's best, into a girly, relaxing retreat, filled with clever uses of vintage finds. It has been perfect for summer nights with a group of my best friends, too rainy days spent editing photos... I hope you enjoy.


These are vintage chairs we've had around the garden for a while, they're pretty rusty, but I love the aesthetic it gives to the shed. The little table was a little cabinet found in a charity shop, with an old trey simply placed on top coated with some basic white paint - This makes a great little storage unit for bits of magazines I cut up and things that I'm working on, also super for resting my candles and joss sticks on. 


We found this mirror in a charity shop in a local town, it cost under £10 which is an absolute steal, as we've seen them being sold in interiors stores for £40 and more. I absolutely love it, so feminine and glamorous, but also adds light to the shed. The fairy lights are solar, so they only come on at night, they make the shed super cosy, I shall try and get a night time snap! .. and as for they lovely Gentleman on the wall, that's my late Grandfather Janik - Isn't he a treat?!


Just some shed essentials - A radio, some cute paper plates (no one likes washing up)...


... a cwtchy blanket and some pretty vintage tins to keep small bits of clutter in.



As well as the two vintage chairs, my mum created these little cushiony lounge spots (with me giving you a demonstration) with poofs. My brother found this Lacoste one for his flat in TK Maxx, it had been lurking round our house for ages, but it fits perfectly in the shed. My mum has also added bulldog clips to the walls, simple and effective. I can change the pictures or bits I want to hang up whenever - currently I have a birthday card I bought for my dad (it's that famous pic of Picasso swearing) and some fresh lavender. The antlers were bought in an amazing junk shop in Paris called Objet qui Parle. 


This white kitchen chair is one of my mums household rejects that's made its way to my shed - I bet your thinking how the hell are fitting all this in a tiny shed, but it is surprisingly roomy and with the furniture and walls painted the same colour, it gives the illusion of a bigger space as everything blends together, which works really well. I found the book "My Cool Shed" when scouring interior blogs the other week, I bought it for my mums birthday of Amazon for about £8, it's a great little read if your looking for some "Shedspiration". 

On that note, I hope you enjoyed an introduction to my little hideout. If you have any questions about anything else I've photographed, feel free to leave me a message, would love to hear from you xxx

33 comments:

  1. What a perfect little hideaway! I've been hinting at a shed for a while but to no avail! I shall keep trying! xxx

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  2. This is the cutest :)

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  3. Good luck Eleaner, you must let me know if your hinting works, every girl needs a shed :)

    Thank you Erica xx

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  4. Awh i love it! xo

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  5. This looks so lovely, I would love a little getaway like this!

    http://sophietalksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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    1. Thanks Sophie - It is perfect and peaceful xxx

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  6. oh my gosh!
    i actually have a little minature version of your hideout in my window.
    its this adorable little beach hut thing.
    like a bird box, but not, if you know what i mean?!
    you seem so cool so i hope you can come say hi!
    laura xx
    http://newgirlxoxox.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aww that sounds so cute, you'll have to take a picture of it! and thank you, I'll definitely come and take a look at your blog :) xxxx

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  7. Very nice shed..you and your mum should check out the shed on Junkaholique blogspot. Great mirror ....try car boots if you dont already you can get some amazing finds. Also I noticed you like Allsaints clothing ..well there has been quite a bit of that brand lately in my nearest TK Maxx (Cheltenham) so you might get lucky at your local :)

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    1. Yeah I love Junkaholique, I was lucky enough to meet Artemis and her husband at an interiors shop I used to work at, was great to see what they were buying! Funny you say that I recently bought a gorgeous beaded All Saints dress from TK Maxx.. £60 down from £250 - Bargain at its best! xxx

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  8. Omg this is amazing, I absolutely love wooden furniture and woodwork when it's painted white! and I especially love the little antlers- cuteee! x

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  9. Oh my gosh, this is such a perfect little hide away!
    I wish I had one!!!
    Lottie x

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  10. :o( i want my entire house to look like this! gorgeous!

    Just thoughtI'd let you know I awarded you a Liebster award over on my blog :oD

    Lara @ bakemyday87.com xxx

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    1. Aww thats so sweet :) thank you so much xxxx

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  11. This is adorable! I wish i had a shed/area to do this too, but living in a flat i don't :( you and your mum have done it up really nicely :)

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  12. Arrrr so is this how you found me? was it the the duck egg shed paint? I absolutely love your cosy shed I am super envious I wish we had room for one it looks great. Your new follower Tracy x

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  13. Woow! Adorable place. I love the pastels + white - wood - walls & floor.

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  14. Just discovered your blog. Very good pictures. If you haven´t checked it out before, you should definitely go see Emily´s blog a cupcakesandcashmere.com. I think you would like it. Do you have any blog recommendations in the category like your own?

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    1. Thank you so much, I'll definitely go and have a look. Yes, check out junkaholique, one of my favourite blogs, I have loads I'll email you over a list if you like x

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  15. Ahhh that is such a great space! Beautiful bits and bobs especially that retro radio

    xx
    The Young Bridget Jones

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