I didn't know whether this should maybe be under 'vintage' but we haven't had a shabby post for a while..as usual our week has been drifting from one disaster to another, so please bear with me! Not only has our fridge, freezer and tumble dryer broken beyond repair recently (see what I was saying about things happening in 3's?) but my womb is making a bid for freedom too..oh how lovely..lady problems..'hoorah!' I hear you cry,we just love lady problems.. so hospital visits are on the cards. Maybe they could fit me in when I take the stinky boy for his 'special' operation next week..two for the price of one?...then we can mope about in pain together.GREAT.I just hope I don't have to have it all whisked out, I'm already worrying about the ever increasing lady-beard I'm getting on my chin( is that just me?..please tell me it's not.. I'm 39 not 99 for heavens sake!) and without my womb, lord knows what I'll look like..She-wolf possibly? ( some men have a 'thing' for that but I dont think Pete is one of them somehow) so you see, I'm worrying about that and worrying about lifting mowers out of the back of trucks. hmmm...something else to keep my brain ticking over in the small hours.
Anyway..back to VINTAGE SCRUFFY STUFF..yay we like that!
This strange object, I found on ebay ages ago. I loved it, it was cheap, it was vintage, shabby and it was GREEN...enough said!
It's a Tizer display stand which I was going to use it in my kitchen as a holder for bottled drinks,oops, no they don't fit..on to plan B..
So then it was going to be an umbrella stand in the porch..but I don't have a walking umbrella..just one of those tiddly widdly things that fits in your bag (and turns inside out if a leaf blows past)..so that idea was scuppered.I'm not quite ready for walking sticks just yet, so,until now it has been under the curtain in the back kitchen..awaiting its permanent home. Any ideas?This stool was found in the strange shop we have nearby,not the one I mentioned before, but another strange one..we have a few..we are quite strange in Malvern.
It's got camping gear at the front, wellies in the middle, army gear (including bullet shells- a bargain at 5p each...) at the back and officey-type second hand things through the alley in a small warehouse along with huge terracotta pots and a fairground ride in the yard,oh and second-hand dustbins..you know the nice galvanised ones like this..Vintage-style recycling bins!
(not like those HIDEOUS wheelie bins)...it's got a real mixture of stuff you could say.
Well, I picked up the step stool for a fiver..its paint is mint green and it's peeling...lovely! I love a bit of shabbiness.
A quick clean, a new scrap of Cath Kidston oilcloth on the top and VOILA! a new stool.
Basil likes to sit and supervise the cooking from here.
This is the new replacement fridge after a make-over.I LOVE IT. I keep going into the 'unfinished and temporary-but-been-there-for-8 years' back kitchen to look at it. It's an 18 month old second hand one that Pete sprayed cream with some Fridge paint,thanks to an idea from Kelly at Vintage lifestyle..you don't half need a few cans though!
It's my poor-mans Smeg, but I like it! I especially like the vintage styled 'Bognor Regis' badge..good old Bognor!Have a great week x
(ps.I'll be even more rubbish at messages this coming week, with the younger stinky boy in hospital and all that..but I thank you most kindly for the last lot!)