30 Minute Make-over: Tea Corner

I am a certified coffee addict. I even confessed to it in a recent interview. But what you don’t know, is that I also practice the sacred art of the tea ceremony. Every Saturday and Sunday morning I set a tray with a pretty tea service and have a pot of tea with all the madness that 2 toddlers brings happily happening around me.

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My studio’s tea station however was really something that bothered me: I love inspiring spaces and this was not it. It consists of a miniature fridge (really, it’s tiny), an antique metal tray &  Chinese tea tin from my Gran, and a few random cups. It lacked not only personality, but also storage space!

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I used a crate as a basic shelf – it’s never going to carry a lot of heavy thing, only a few cups and such, so I am not too concerned about it’s weight-bearing ability. I did however install it over a surface mounted plug point which makes for a double bonus: the plug supports the shelf and the shelf hides the unsightly plug! I added a quick coat of Cotton Candy chalk board paint in Lime on the inside face for a splash of colour.

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A few pretty porcelain cups, a couple vintage tins and my favourite CS Lewis quote, and suddenly my tea corner looks lovely!

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These wonderful pictures were taken by the very talented Margaux Tait – you will see much more of her work in our soon-to-be-published e-book!


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