Sun, sun, sun, are you giddy with vitamin D induced happiness? I am. So much so, a tiny slice of a garden makeover happened. Getting the most out of the weekend days is paramount when the weather is this good, and we have been busy smashing out roots and digging up old shrubs all around our little bungalow, basically making a whole lot of mess before it becomes the lovely place it is supposed to be!Living in a building site can get you down though, so the little sun trap outside our back door that is just a few fencing panels and a section of decking got turned into a small oasis yesterday, somewhere for us to hide away from all the crazy that is going on around here. Over the last few weeks we have been given and have gathered lots of plants, after finding different pots and containers to put them, they just needed a nicer setting to live in. The easiest makeover ever, involved one pot of black fence paint, one paint brush, a few bricks, some old wood I found laying about, one string of fairy lights and a new garden bench. Once I had painted the fence black, (excuse the outfit) it looked completely different. I used old bricks from around the garden, a sturdy old scaffold board and what looks like and old cupboard door rescued from a skip to make a two tier stack of shelves in the corner, then piled on all our plants, leaving some pots for the floor.We have been looking at garden furniture for ages, but with only a small space ready we didn’t want to commit to more than a bench or couple of chairs, so agreed on this ‘Delia’ Washed Metal two seater garden bench from Out There Interiors, and are so pleased with it, the temporary cushions are stolen from inside the house, but I think I will make a long seat cushion for it next weekend.An old Belfast sink given to us by my husbands parents, has been planted up with flowers given to me as house warming gifts. They were looking a bit sad before, so I hope they like their new home.The lantern was a junk yard find that we cleaned up, and against the black fence, I think it gives a nice contrast alongside the pale seating. I really like the effect of the dark paint, it reminds me of spending many hours at the beach near the fishing huts in the old town or dreaming of a barn conversion, I am going to paint the shed the same colour so it will be like a tiny net hut!By the time I had finished the sun had gone down and the dusk was settling just enough to switch on some twinkling fairy lights. What do you think? I am really pleased with how it looks, for now we will drag a table out from indoors for breakfast, but for later on, I have my eye on something like this one?