Yesterday was one of those days when I appreciated my husband just that little bit more (which is saying something as I'm always so grateful for who he is, what he does for me and for our family) and I realised once again that he just "gets" me and is my number one fan.
On Saturday night we had dinner in Annandale with a friend and at the end of the evening she suggested our kids stay over at her place so yesterday morning, Phil and I got a sleep in and then walked to Annandale to pick the kids up stopping for breakfast at the delightful Booth St Bistro on the way. If you are a Sydney-sider make your way post-haste to this great cafe. The food , the building and the service are all awesome.
It was absolutely so precious to have kid-free time with my husband during the day. I actually value this much more than getting a babysitter at night. It was so good walking and talking and then sitting and chatting UNINTERRUPTED by kids over a relaxed breakfast. And how delicious does my breakfast look?
And then to make the day even better in the evening, Phil took the kids for a bike ride (he runs, they cycle) and he called me about 10 minutes after they'd left the house saying "quick jump in the car, it's council clean up and I've found a fantastic set of drawers that you can do something with".
I hung up pretty quickly and skidaddled over there as I couldn't quite believe my luck. Not that the drawers were on the roadside but more that Phil was encouraging me to bring them home. I've not got a lot of time for painting at the moment and a pile of furniture stacked at home to attend to with my paint brush and white paint already. But he is a patient man and loves my passion for furniture and how it relaxes me (actually it's probably more that!!)
This chest of drawers has seen better days but it has great bones and lots of potential. It's a wonderful size and i love the detailing on it. I can't wait to restore it and paint it.
The top will need fixing.
and the chipped veneer...
And hideous colour but with some effort and paint it is going to be a great piece of furniture once again.
I love that Phil gets me and my love affair with paint.
When was the last time you went on a daylight hours date with your husband?If it's been a while, book one in soon. it is really a different vibe to going out at night when you're all tired and the kids are in bed anyway. I think it feels extra special and decadent. What about you?