When it comes to junk-combing, I thought I had already sunk as low as I could ever go. Other people’s rubbish bins, construction sites, the side of the road – if there’s ‘stuff’, I’m there.
But yesterday I discovered a deeper level: driving a long way down the coastal road to collect my new driver’s license in Fish Hoek, I passed two guys pushing a trolley full of – well, who knows what exactly, I could just see STUFF. The promise of treasure, someone else’s cast-offs to be lovingly renovated and given a new lease of life. Something else to pack into the garage to ensure that I will never ever be able to get my car in.
These chaps may have been surprised to see a middle-aged woman in a Mini Cooper screech to a halt, leap out, rush over and excitedly inspect the contents of their junk haul, but they didn’t show it. Like professional hucksters, they had set a price on the two items I suddenly felt I couldn’t live without, got them into my car and roped them up so I didn’t get banged on the head as I turned corners, in less than 2 minutes. What a fix!
And here they are:
My two beautiful finds. My doors. Warped, broken glass, cracked, paint peeling, filthy, probably full of woodworm – aren’t they totally fabulous!? I have stashed them in a corner of my spare room for now, while I ponder on the possibilities.
To be continued…
lol :) you are hopeless!
Deep deep sigh
I love old painted doors too! I can’t wait to see what becomes of them when you create something fantastic with them. We must be related somehow;the sisterhood of junk! Love it and thanks for sharing.
Sisterhood of junk -love it. Thanks!
That is slightly mad…… although I was with a friend yesterday as she took delivery of some bits of a bed she had spotted outside a nearby house, and, rather than taking it straight away, had left a note for the householder asking if she might have them, and then got a neighbour to fetch it for her….. it’s almost a network!
You see, you see!? It’s not just me! Rf Tamara’s comment, too. :-)
Oh they’re beautiful. Just think what you could do with these! And you got them in a Mini Cooper?????????
Yes but only just :-)
they ARE fabulous!!! – you are so entertaining! – really enjoy! look forward to seeing what they become……………… love x
Thanks, Vardi, I am also looking forward :-) Going to let them simmer for a bit (but have wiped down with handy andy in the meantime).
Lol! They look great Jill, have fun transforming them! x
Lol!! But what about throwing out something today and needing it tomorrow??? I speak from experience :-)
Oh I love old doors too. I have a whole board on Pinterest dedicated to doorways!! Am watching with interest.
For now, I am happy just to know they are mine. They will no doubt stay in the corner for quite a while. :-)
Great score there!
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