Saturday, 15 June 2013

Car boot treasure...

My friend Theresa and I hit the boot sale this morning and I did really well. I mean, REALLY well.  I scored this little beauty for 20p. The sellers were astonished I wanted it and were glad to see it go.


Swoon! It was love at first sight... and it's actually not that little!



A bit of bird poo was no deterrent...


Look at that chippy loveliness! And dirt.


Best of all, I didn't get told off by the husband. I told him I would paint some lovely wordage on the glass and hang it on a wall and he said he ''gets it''. So thanks to Drew Pritchard and his TV show 'Salvage Hunters' my husband is turned on to architectural salvage! Progress!

Anyway, he couldn't tell me off for spending 20p could he?

I did get in trouble for buying a half bike that fits onto an adult bike as I'm still failing to teach my daughter to ride a bike. He didn't ''get'' that. Probably because we currently don't have an adult bike...but that is easily remedied!

And it was a bargain.

Still not quite finished this...


But it's coming along just fine!


Yes, I'm going hardcore again! The Marmite of furniture painting. Milk paint. Shield your eyes Curtise!

Happy weekend!





26 comments:

  1. What a fantastic bargain! I love it, can't wait to see it when you've added you touch to it xx

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  2. That window frame is absolutely you. I would of been shocked if you hadn't of bought it and at 20p fabulous xx

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    1. I almost said, ''REALLY?!!!'' in a squeaky voice but I just about managed to play it cool.

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  3. Lots of potential in that window frame. Well worth the 20p! x

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    1. So glad you agree and no one thinks I'm bonkers!

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  4. 20p is amazing! It probably would have cost them more than that to get it to the car boot though!! I bought a lovely old stained glass window a couple of years ago but I'm still waiting for Tony to fix it to the fence for me.

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    1. Well that sounds cool Anne. There are some lovely ideas on Pinterest with old frames and flower pots tied to them! Get the drill out, and any chainsaws and dangerous power tools you can find and announce you're going to do it yourself. That should give him some motivation!

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  5. You bought half a bike you cant use until you buy a whole bike and a door your going to hang on a wall?!! Crazy (but i like crazy) x

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  6. That's fantastic. What crazy people for selling it! Although yay for you for buying it- and for less than the price of a Freddo, xxx p.s. I measure all bargains by how many Freddos they cost me. Everyone else does that too, right?! :p

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    1. Did you know you can get 7 for £1 in Poundland? That thoroughly de-values them and will make you have to rethink your system!xx

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  7. your frame is a good match for my back door and it's frame. I will try and love it in future with your enthusiasm ♥ "chippy loveliness and dirt"

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  8. That's an amazing buy for that price and will look fantastic! I now have shabby-window envy! The dressing table is going to be great but i imagine it must take loads of time to get that finish.
    x

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    1. It's lots of paint layers but it's very fast drying. The distressing happens spontaneously! xx

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  9. Flipping heck, 20p you say? I'm speechless. Can't wait to see what you're going to do with it. Xx

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    1. Been on pinterest and I'm deluged by ideas now! Aargh! xx

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  10. Max's comment just made me smile!
    So - I am eagerly awaiting the results of the 20p window frame buy. I like seeing what you do with stuff! And yes, I am averting my gaze from the Madness of the Milk Paint. Not really - I can handle it! And I am only slightly mourning the lovely wood-coloured wood... Hahaha! xxxx

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    1. DOn't worry, the wood had seen better days and as it's veneered there wasn't much to be done to save it. Plus it begged me for a makeover! xxxx

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  11. Max's comment is hilarious! I love that door though, I'd have bought it, too! x

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    1. It's a window! Hanging a door on your wall is sheer lunacy! Windows are fine! xx

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  12. What a fab buy! That dressing table is going to look fab too ...
    M x

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    1. You can't go wrong for 20p can you? So long as it fits in the car alongside a half bike! x

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