So I've fallen in love with a purple sofa, and I will possibly get a matching footstool. There's no space for a chair as well but then there's usually only going to be me and a certain little Pug there so we won't need one. The footstool can be for tired legs, can be a coffee table if I pop a tray on top or can be additional seating if I do get visitors.
I would say little dogs won't be allowed on it ... but that's never worked out in the past, so maybe I'll get a matching fleecy throw for Suky's half of the sofa 😄
The hardcore from the back has all been taken away now, and over the weekend the Indian Stone paving slabs that were taken up from the right-hand side of the garden were laid into position where the mouldy wooden decking used to be. It's like a patchwork of stone, and once they have all been properly laid with sand and cement all the stone will be pressure washed to make it look nice and clean.
Wall Down - Parking for 3 cars, all with access to the road.
We thought we might have to use some of the front parking area's flagstones to finish the patio off but we don't need to, in fact there should be some of the smaller sized flagstones from the back to make good the damage in the front where we have taken the little wobbly wall down to open up all of the front garden to the road. This now gives us space to neatly park three cars off the road with no struggle and no blocking of the pavement.
Although it all looks a bit concrete-y and bare at the moment once we are there we will be adding some plants and colour to soften things a bit. Little steps but all in the right direction, and I have a guy coming to install my two new interior doors on Monday and the electrician to move the TV point from halfway up the wall to my preferred lower position.
I have also made an exciting purchase from a company called Vinterior which should be arriving in a couple of weeks, I'll show you it as soon as it's here. If you like vintage and retro furniture and fittings you'll love looking round this site.