From the largest cities through to the tiniest villages, bus stops are often found neglected and abandoned – in fact, people rarely use them due to the state they are in. But, as the residents of one Cornish village have shown, it doesn’t have to be that way!
Locals living near a bus shelter in Fowey have decided to reclaim their bus stop from the local yobs and have managed to transform it into a place to be proud of with some painted furniture and a lot of love and creativity.
The first lick of paint went on in 2006 by local Jane Tinsley, and every year it has had a revamp, with inspiration from Morocco to the Maldives! With every re-paint, the shelter takes on a different theme.
This year’s design has a boutique feel about it, and is themed on Daphne du Maurier and her classic book Rebecca. The shelter includes the book’s famous opening line: Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again, and boasts a comfy set of painted furniture including reading chair and sofa. Locals waiting for a bus can wait comfortably in one of the armchairs and relax while reading a book or magazine.
For your own but of painted furniture inspiration, take a look at what The Orchard has in store…