Not much nature but plenty of outside today. Just one sleep to go until we get the keys to our new home. With that in mind we headed off to a car boot sale in the search for bargain furniture (thanks for the invite Claire). The early start tuned out to be a great decision.
We’re now own a lovely solid wood coffee table with inlaid metal corners and studs. A set of nesting tables, one medium size table with two small drop-leaf tables that hang underneath when not in use. A small two draw bed-side unit. A wood turned patchwork bowl and a few other little bits and bobs.. all for under £20.
These pieces all need some TLC which is perfect for the shabby chic pastel paint plans I have. I also love that antique furniture is unique, it’s own scratches, dents and stickers from years of use.
Anyway, after squeezing everything into the car (hard-level boot tetris) we popped to a few more shops before heading home.
Since we’d started out earlier than I normally wake up we still had plenty of sunshine left, the furniture is now all washed down and dusted, I’ve also made a start sanding down the coffee table.
I actually love the dents and scratches as well as the natural defects in the wood but the mug-rings were a little less stylish.
The photos show before (left) and after sanding (right).
Anyway, after re-packing the car with newly cleaned furniture it was time for a rest. I’m more than a little tired, I’ve blistered my feet from walking around this morning and I’m a teeny bit sun-burnt. I am also super excited. I cannot wait to get the keys!
Tomorrow’s blog post will be from the new house, and the new garden! I’ll be sure to take lots of photos.