The boot fair season is coming to an end in Dorset. No more thrifty finds, instead it is the season of restorations. ‘We‘ as in my ‘talented other half” and I, have begun to review our vintage purchases from last years boot fairs. Wwe are planning to add to our downstairs toilet. It is presently decorated with all things vintage…
A very heavy but classic cast iron soap dish. The likes of which could be seen in outside toilets up and down the county, way back in the 30’s and 40’s.
Future Restoration projects
Discussion for future restoration home projects are underway. Of course he does all the hard work because he is very clever. I on the other hand, have lots of design ideas because I am a scatty creative and a bit bossy. Together we make a perfect restoration team.
Here is a small restoration project he recently completed for me for the downstairs toilet. I thought you may like to see some of the process…
A thrifty find For the Downstairs Toilet
Imagine the scene, an early Sunday morning boot fair, held in an old cow barn. Lying forlornly on the ground, amongst a pile of rubbish Marc spotted treasure. £3 pound coins were traded for what I considered a dirty, rusty lump of metal!
Later that morning whilst unpacking our ‘stuff’ my attention was drawn to his find. A very heavy but classic cast iron soap dish. The likes of which could be seen in outside toilets up and down the county, way back in the 30’s and 40’s. Treasure indeed!
We discussed ideas and colours. He took it away to his ‘shed’ for a few weeks. I promptly forgot all about it. Until last week, when he brought it home, explaining it had been sand blasted, repaired, primed, painted and lacquered!
I knew exactly where its new home was to be. Our downstairs toilet has been very sparsely decorated on a tight budget. Simple white walls, a colourful floor and everything else vintage or handmade by Marc or myself. Like most people our big redecoration ideas will have to wait until we have more pennies!
I think that tiny restoration makes for the perfect finishing touch, don’t you? So this is what it looked like this morning…
Thank goodness those messy boys have been keeping it tidy. So far so good? Have a great week!