October 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.I 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!Waking 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.If 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.