treasure or trash?
Do you like car boots sale? Do you often pop into your local charity shops? Do you become curious when you walk pass a skip? Well, I am! If you are too, you may find this exciting.
Currently building my studio-to-be is located next to our garage. We are thinking of connecting the back of the garage to the studio to access as a storage space. So we had a bit of clearing around that area. The garage is full of stuff that had left from the previous owner’s husband, who had lived here for a long long time. He must have collected almost anything from woods and metals to old tools and gadgets. You name it. So to my husband, who is much of DIY lover and doesn’t like throwing things away, it is a great space to look into. I love hunting stuff too from somewhere looks like rubbish to someone’s eyes. You can imagine, how we get slowed down our main tasks of building the studio, once started to dig out the back of garage... Oh well, but it was FUN! I got carried away and found a box full of fascinating stuff as you can see...
This metal box itself looks ACE to me. Thinking about what to do with it is just exciting.
Old copper tapes are a good use for garden. So are these cotton strings with two metal pegs. Love the weather effected blue.
Wooden measurement tools. One is foldable and one with split level.
Old linseed oil bottle. (on the right) It was so dirty and took me ages to clean. Now it has joined my collections of old bottles on the shelf.
Old tools are fab to just display on a white wall, which I will be painting my studio with. Metal sands are still usable for ceramics.
A traditional English trifle dish in lead crystal. It may look a bit granny-ish but I love the pretty patterns. I am thinking of placing my jewellery in it.
Old small tins and a miniature car. Simply Gorgeous.
Smash! I have never actually used them but some of you may remember one in a tin like this. (and 7p off!) Shall I plant herbs or make holes to use as a candle holder?
A blue and white patterned mug. No maker name on it so probably just a cheap buy nothing special, but kind of nostalgic which I like about.
I was so pleased with my findings and bringing them back to a new home. Hindsight is that I was far behind from the planned job. Tomorrow I will ban myself from the garage.
What can you find in your garage?
(I guess yours are tidy and organised unlike ours... oops.) xm