I was having a good old recline one evening on our leather lounge chair and noticed how we have really settled in here at the Sow's Ear...(if you click on the link you can see the old sunroom)
The sunroom especially has become a lot cosier...it doesn't seem that long ago that we had fibro cladding and cream-coloured walls, which sadly didn't suit most of our furnishings. It has become a much more inviting space and we eat at the dining table every night.
We are happy we painted our side/back door orange - it is a fabulous colour. The colour is still quite vibrant despite getting the brunt of the western sun. The Murano chandelier is also holding up well despite its jinxed beginnings. (again, if you click on the link you can see photos of the sunroom as we renovated it)
|Our old coffee table is residing here for the moment and playing host to the growing pottery pieces...|
In other news, I've found a new shade for the Bitossi lamp - it wasn't expensive but it was the best shaped lamp shade I have seen in a long time.
Most ready-made shades are too short and squat, which seems to be the fashion in most retail outlets. Tall and slender with a slight taper is what I really want, but this tall one will do quite nicely until I have one custom-made. Decisions, decisions.
|Bitossi lamp with tall shade|