Monday, 25 January 2016

One Man's Rubbish

A few days ago I was out and about with my camera when I was surprised and delighted to come across...


...this very nice blanket box.   It had obviously been sitting out in all weathers for quite some time.

I asked the owners whether I could have it...and I'm happy to say that it is now sitting out in the polytunnel waiting until I have some time to get working on it.

Wow!  I was so excited, my fingers just itched to set about it with a paintbrush - I know some people would think that was terrible but it is just brown furniture and of no particular pedigree, or great age.

The inset panels are just crying out to me.

I guess before I begin painting it, I need to decide whether to keep it for myself or to paint it for one of the grandchildren to keep their toys or treasures in.

I'll keep you posted.
xxx

8 comments:

  1. I love dark furniture. I cant wait to see what you do with it

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    1. Hi Sol, I'm really looking forward to working on it - the projects are piling up now, I just need a few more hours in the day.

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  2. It looks like it has great potential! Looking forward to the final product.

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    1. Hello Ms Sparrow, I was delighted with my find! I'm just letting my brain play around with a few ideas for it - eventually one will come to the fore and the fun can begin.

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  3. Ahh well done for rescuing it, look forward to seeing you bring it back to life, dee :-)

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    1. Hello Delia, Isn't it amazing what you can find? I simply couldn't believe it at first and expected to find something awful inside, whereas it is pristine, despite being outside for so long.

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  4. O wow..lucky you..i can't wait to see what you do with it..i love doing things up
    sara

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    1. Hello Sara, It's like having a lovely fresh canvas, only much less scary! I'll keep you all posted.

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