I headed off to the Market this morning & had a GREAT time....I scored not one but TWO of my all time FAVE cream coloured striped suitcases (very hard to find here in Oz), a sweet little wrought iron planter & a GORGEOUS scooter....I need to replace the modern wheels on this little cutie though....LUCKY I have me some spares... :o) !!
WOOHOO...I now have SIX of these BEAUTIES.... ** sigh ** The bottom case had a TERRIBLE stain on the top however, the inside was in SCHMICK NICK & after a hardy scrubbing, I've managed to remove 90% of the stain...I may have another 'go' at it during the week....!!
I also found 5 jelly moulds which I'll use in one project, a metal whisk....I think I'd like to collect these as this one is just SO CUTE...3 x coat hooks & two drawer handles....Indeed, you can NEVER have too much GREAT vintage hardware....A YUMMY Remington Typewriter ribbon tin (to go with my recently acquired Remington 16), 2 x bakelite string lines that you use when travelling to hang your 'unmentionables' on....(Though why socks, undies & bras are referred to as unmentionables is a mystery to me...??!) I also scored two wonderful Kandy trays ...They're for some sort of pastry I think but I'm going to use them as organisers & last but by no means least is the most DELICIOUS beaten up * crackly pottery mug I've ever seen.....It cost me ONE WHOLE smacker & I'll either use it in the bathroom as the 'new' toothbrush/paste holder or perhaps in the bedroom & sit a big fat vanilla candle in it....YUMMO....!!
Yesterday though, I purchased 21 x more to make up the following.....
I'm thinking of putting the RUSTY in our living area beside the JUNK...Very appropro I think... !!
Now for a project Mr SVJ & I've been working on for the laundry which is quite narrow...I found two french doors in the Hard Rubbish (one of which has been hung horizontally in our living room) & I'd put this one aside as it was in need of repair...Mr SVJ removed one side for me & I cleaned it up & gave it a coat of poly to seal the remaining paint.
This piece has now been trimmed to fit the space & mounted & is waiting on just one more coat hook....I'll add a pic when it's finished....!!
Now this is a really nice piece of wood also found in the Hard Rubbish that Mr SVJ has cut down for me...I've cleaned it up & am just debating with myself as to it's 'finish' & it too will be mounted UNDER the other piece as a shelf to hold my paints & brushes etc....I'm hoping the laundry will be ready by Tuesday so stay tuned for the pics....!!
Hope you had a SAFE & happy weekend...!