Move the money on.

Today I sold my beautiful Ercol coffee table and despite having my initial reservations, and good friends proclaiming NOOOO! You’re crazy! on my sale posts on Facebook, I am now utterly delighted, let me tell you why.

I have a thing for beautiful furniture, have you noticed? But at the same time I do not have a bottomless bank account, this is something I have spoken about in a previous blog post, last year, Baskets full of money. I also do not have endless space to furnish with my finds.

Changing my frame of mind over the years has helped me to be more pragnatic when it comes to my belongings. I am by no means sensible when it comes to buying things, I love the thrill of the hunt, the anticipation waiting for it to arrive, styling it in my home once it does, sharing with you lovely lot. But equally I see nothing wrong with having some fun with an item, a new style, a different room set up, but eventually deciding it isn’t a lifer.

My beautiful Ercol Windsor 454 coffee/supper table was hunted down on eBay, it’s arrival via a courier was eagerly and a little anxiously awaited and it’s safe journey to our home was celebrated by 2 little budding artists.

I bought it with the intention of it becoming an art table for the girls, having wanted one for a fair while, but the trouble with children is they just won’t stop growing! I knew it wouldn’t last them long, so it became an unplanned coffee table in the entension.

I loved it here because I loved the table, but the space it used up has bothered me slightly since the day it arrived.

The thing with ‘space’ is that we feel we should fill it, it can be this nagging feeling in a room, making you question whether something is missing. But I’ve come to the realisation that we didn’t have the extension built simply to fill it with nice furniture, I wanted space.

So it’s sold and I’m so excited because I’ve made someone else very happy, as they now get to give this lovely piece of design a new home and with the money I have from the sale I can pay for the concrete to be delivered for our new patio. I’m moving the money forward, into something that will give me far greater pleasure than just a nice looking place to put a cup of tea and a magazine, I’m going to get to step out into the garden bare foot, potter and create healthier more uplifting habits and hobbies for myself and really all this has been made possible from one piece of furniture. When you look at it like that it’s really no loss at all is it?

Happy hump day lovelies x

You can read lots more about the extension in this comprehensive post I wrote a few months back..

How to extend your home with style for less than you might think.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Jamie Walker says:

    Gorgeous room, always love seeing it! Can you tell me where you got your daybed from? Or where to even start looking for one please? x

    1. Thanks Jamie.
      I got the daybed from ebay, it was a bargain, considering it’s condition, but it’s getting harder and harder to find them at a good price. It’s just a case of hunting high and low really.

  2. Jess says:

    We are hoping to do a similar extension/ glass conservatory with a “dwarf” wall to the adjoining property. Yours looks incredible. One of my biggest concerns is how well we can heat this room in the winter without running up extortionate heating bills… And with all that glass does it feel cosy in the evenings?
    Thanks so much for your advice,
    Jess xxx

    1. Hi Jess, we have a wood burner which gives us a huge boost of heat if needed. There’s also electric underfloor heating, which takes the edge off when walking around barefoot. It’s never been a problem, heat wise, but I guess every house is different..

  3. El Blonk says:

    Can you tell me why you put a wall in the extensions?

    1. Hello, which wall? The one behind the daybed? Because I liked the way it tied the extension into the house.
      Or the one between the 2 openings into the house?
      This is the original wall, we just removed the window from the kitchen and patio doors from the living room, to give a more open feel, but also keep separate rooms.

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