Friday, March 26, 2010

Show and Tell Friday... now (wrought iron) screening!!!

Hi Everyone
Wow its Friday again I can't believe how fast it sems to come around..
I have to say.. and well blame (and thank) Cindy at My Romantic Home for creating my new addiction hahaha I love it!!!!! and the comments have been wonderful THANK YOU XXXXXX
anyway.. I had this stunning wrought iron screen in our cafe, I had little fairy lights on it and it lit up so beautifully.. but as some of you know we lost our cafe to a fire  (2 years this coming November) and we saved alot of things I think many would have thrown out... "just in case" and hope they may come in use one day.. I couldnt bring myself to redo them then sell them.. they had been through so much and I wanted to keep them safe... yeah yeah silly  I know BUT.....I have started to revive them and the uses they have are increaing, I have to toss a coin... and ideas are fast and furious with presenting themselves.

Burnt and very sad looking
detailed top of the screen
I had hoped it would rust but it stated black
the bones are still great...I still loved it
after a clean and paint....
the bubbles and blisters of the heat become features
rather than blemishes and scars that where once reveared,
har to look at and a reminder of a horrific event

now has a new lease on life,
and has become a wonderful new centerpiece a focal point of our balcony
and MUCH more loved than ever before

So there you have it... I am sooo thrilled with the result it isnt funny, I have also learnt that as I restore these things and find uses for them, I fall in love with them more than I ever did. I am so glad I didnt get rid or pass them off as a waste... its very very healing and hey my house is starting to really take shape with it.
I love knowing I have unique pieces and one of a kinds.. don't you? PLUS saves money... that's before the satisfaction of doing it sets in! I find it addictive at the moment

Thanks for taking the time to read up on my shannanigans.. have a beautiful week everyone
til next Friday
Vic xxxx
ps never disgard or right off something you have... keep it for a day, look at it a new way, you'll find another use and have the thrill of it again it once gave you xxxx


  1. I looove it, it really stands out now, truly beautiful! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  2. How pretty is that! It fits so perfectly with everything's great.

    Easter Egg Cup Collection is My show n tell Stop by if you can.

    Have a glorious weekend.

  3. This is a beautiful screen. I just love it! So glad you were able to save it.
    Come by for coffee and see my cute coffee plates..:)

  4. It's a gorgeous screen. It fits in lovely on your patio.

  5. What a good looking looks fabulous! So sorry you had to go thru a fire at your cafe. And very glad that you all were ok. Great job on fixig up the screen!

  6. Looks lovely Vicki...perfect spot!!Have a great weekend...

  7. Hi Vicki

    I'm so glad you gave it a revamp, it looks wonderful in it's new corner!

    Have a great weekend, Gail xo

    Wondering why I got you thinking on the fruit and vegie shapes? hmmmm, time will tell

  8. What a beautiful and inviting blog you have! I followed your link from Cindy's Romantic Home. Enjoyed your post and my first visit. I'm now a follower. I ruined my blog recently, messing around with HTML, so I'm sort of starting over again! Please drop by when you can. ♥