Sunny Portugal has been rainy and cold this week, but I have had plenty to occupy myself with. My little house in Ferragudo is undergoing a ‘makeover’ ready for the holiday season.
I have been searching for treasures and painting furniture and putting the soul back into the house, in time for holiday rental season.
Visiting my favourite stores in the Algarve, and picking up bits and pieces for the house. The first store is Gosto in Almancil owned by the lovely Carlijn and Marten from Holland. They travel far and wide to source the eclectic pieces in the shop. The Lake House in Quinta do Lago is scattered with their finds.
Ma Maison is another store to rummage around for lovely things its run by the Sandra from Holland, who sources furniture far and wide…
Brocante shopping is my secret pleasure, always on the look out for that special piece to fit into a space. This is when Annie Sloane Chalk Paints come into play, they are so simple to use, fab colours, and stick to any surface…here are a few of my treasures that have had the Annie Sloane make over.