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
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