Orchid and DrawersOctober is rolling in with a heavy and dark sky, so I set out to create a sunny indoor spot to last throughout the Winter months. An old chest of drawers, some Farrow and Ball and Little Greene tester pots, a tray of white trade emulsion, a hammer, some patience, new drawer handles, a lot of masking tape, and one stunning Oncidium yellow orchid.Orchid and DrawersI stripped one of our vintage bedside tables with a heat gun, with the intention of finding the wood underneath, but instead found that I liked this darker old undercoat and left over paint flecks. I wanted it to look battered and loved and like the contrast with the newly crisp patterned drawer fronts. You can see the process in pictures over at Facebook here!Orchid and DrawersOrchid and DrawersWaking up to woman made sunshine! I think the three different yellows work well with all my beloved greys against the white to lift this corner. A pastel frame, darker dirty tone on the drawer fronts and the bright yellow cloud of delicate speckled flowers from the Oncidium, my pride and joy this Autumn. I am just hoping our little 1930’s cottage is not too cold to keep this orchid alive.Orchid and DrawersOrchid and DrawersIf you have ever been afraid to keep an Orchid, don’t! I know it is early days for this beauty and I, but watching Chelsea flower show and gardeners world has made me more confident to look after plants and flowers. I alway see the pink and white orchids in supermarkets and they are beautiful but I love the more unusual ones and yellow flowers really seem to lift a room in any season, don’t you think? You can find out more about all the different varieties of orchids and how to care for them over at the Art of Life Orchid growers who are based in the Netherlands.Orchid and Drawers

  • Lynne, Papermash
    October 2, 2013

    Beautiful – and I wear the same perfume. I really love it.

  • Sue
    October 2, 2013

    Wow it looks stunning, I love the drawer makeover. I still haven’t found time to revamp all my furniture after winning the Annie Sloan book but I’m still very much inspired. The orchid looks very impressive in the corner. My dad grows orchids and specialises in disa’s but has loads of others including an ocidium; they are pretty special.

  • thea
    October 3, 2013

    that orchid is just so so gorgeous!! like gold….