When I moved here I was thrilled that I had a conservatory. It's not large and there is no barrier/door between it and the kitchen. This is great as it brings light and space into the kitchen but also means that it's on view the whole time. I use it as a space to do the messy parts of textile art, the printing and dying etc but, not being the tidiest person in the world, this means I can see all the gubbins from the kitchen. On Saturday morning it looked like this
The mirrored walls make the mess look twice as bad
and I couldn't stand it any longer!
I went out and bought lidded storage boxes, oilcloth, and 2 fabric remnants. I tidied, cleaned mirrors, found spiders, and made cushion covers. I painted the lampbase with a match pot I found whilst tidying up and bought a new lampshade. And voila - a nice room to sit in!
My messy art stuff is all in boxes under the table and the new cushion covers mean that this area is tied into the rest of the kitchen rather than being full of old mismatched bits.
I've put all my brushes and special bits like seed heads, shells and feathers into glass pots on the shelf above the original window.
And now when I stand in my kitchen this is the view I have into my conservatory - much nicer!
And if you're wondering about the apples in the trug, some have now become these -
Apple Muffins! All ready for a meeting I'm running tomorrow. I find meetings always go better if cake is involved :-)