Sunday, 8 March 2009

Willow or wild thyme?

Oh, how I love tester pots. Give me a brush and some paint and I'm off. Mr M rather wisely marked out where I was allowed to paint and off I went. I only went over the lines a couple of times. So, what do you think? The colours, rather than the ability...*
Our DIY weekend was a roaring success. Tasks were crossed off the list. The weather held for the important parts. The wind didn't gust when the sheets of polystyrene were waiting to be cut to shape. The rain held when the contents of the workshop was on the lawn. The sun shone just as we were starting to feel the chill. And when we started to flag, the flapjacks (that were left...ahem!) were just the tonic - I hadn't realised just how much Mr M likes them - especially with a steaming mug of coffee.
We were exhausted and frozen by the time we downed tools last night. But it was so worth it. The summerhouse is now insulated and has a fantastic workbench cobbled together from a surplus door (thanks Mr and Mrs R), a couple of posts and a whole lot of brackets. It will look fab when it's painted.

*We decided that the wild thyme was too blue. Mr M will be dispatched this week to pick up a tin or two of willow so that we can paint the summerhouse next weekend - weather permitting.

p.s. thank you for your flapjack comments. I tested rather a few - sugar levels were running quite high when Mr M got in from work on Friday. I'm proud to say that we still have some left for tomorrow. Only just...


  1. Phew!! I have painted my picket fence in the front garden (took me ages!!) with Wild Thyme but i so wish I had chosen Willow. The wild thyme has gone so dark and dull and that in in a south facing front garden!

    Willow would have been so much better.

    Sounds like you had a busy weekend.


  2. Ooh, Willow is such a lovely color! I wish I could paint something that color. Sounds like your weekend was busy! It makes me feel like a lazy bum for accomplishing nothing this weekend!

  3. I like the colour you've chosen,it will look lovely when it's all done. I'm rather envious as we have a summer house, and I'm not allowed to paint it. I shall have to admire yours instead.
    Bertie x

  4. I am very much liking 'willow'. It looks just right for all seasons. We have plans to paint our bath panels that colour when we get the first few good days without any wind or rain.
    I'm glad the weather was kind, you both have accomplished such a lot in such a short space of time. I expect you're dying to get in there and do something creative. Enjoy it!

  5. I really love both these colors, very earthy and springy. I'd love to have a paintable fence...nothing but chain link in these parts. :)

  6. oooyes I would have chosen fact thats the exact colour i envisage for my fence/trellis/gate when i get my father in law to build it.
    I am Inspired!

  7. Thank you for the ideas and the realistic colour swatches. I'm torn between the two . I think I will go with wild thyme, I have a very bright South facing garden.