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Larder love!

16 Jun

It was a crispy morning yesterday and I took an early morning stroll to clear the cobwebs and gear up for the day. Not five minutes in but what should I find propped up beside a lamppost but an old larder, unloved and looking a little worst for wear with the metal panneling coming unstuck and a layer of grime disguising its potential beauty…larder before
I’ts amazing what a bit of elbow grease can do!
larder cleaning
I taped the edges and backed the mesh so as to protect the wood from my ferocious spray can.
larder spraying
Now it has pride of place in the kitchen and I’ve got somewhere to put some of my endless collection of kitchenalia!
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Wowaweewah!

18 Mar

It’s not just digging in the garden that gets me excited, skip digging is equally as fruitful and thrilling. A miserable day outside but wasn’t I pleased I braved it when, about 25 paces from my front door, I found a huge Belfast sink poking out from an overflowing skip. ¬†After some serious lifting, myself and P managed to negotiate it onto P’s inspired transportation device…a skateboard! Wheeling it home was fairly straightforward compared to the mission of lifting it up to the second floor. But doesn’t it look good…

Belfast stink

Sinks and baths make for excellent planters as they are so hard-wearing. This also means they can by pretty pricey. Keep your eyes peeled and you could come up trumps like me! I may turn this one into a nasturtium nursery, I’ve got a few seedlings beginning to nudge there way towards the sunlight. Or it may be the perfect home for some veggies.

Hello little one…

Nasturtium