Thursday, 16 January 2014

Where there's muck there's brass...

Taps! Oh my, this is serious progress. These were green with grunge, almost mossy. We waded through lots more mud and leaky portacabins and finally dug up this retro pair of taps. If truth be told, we had in mind a mixer tap but when we saw these it was love at first sight. A bargain at £20 compared to the ones we'd seen which were already polished up. Another £60 for a bit of elbow grease? No thank you.

Talking of elbow grease, I now have an 'after' photo of the sink. It came from an old school and still had quite a bit of purple paint on it. The plug hole seems to be brass which is nice. We thought it was literally made of rust and might need replacing.

You can see it is perched on a strong wooden unit that M made yesterday. It weighs a tonne so it took a bit of huffing and puffing to get it up there.

I've picked out all of the nails from the stool and given it a wash down. M will repair the missing spindles at a later stage. I don't want him doing jobs like that when there's a whole kitchen to be built!

A nearby pub is being demolished and the very friendly demolition guys are putting timber to one side for us to collect tomorrow. They salvage all the metal and usually burn the wood! The are floor boards, roof timbers, panelling... how criminal to burn it all!


  1. Hi, I'm a new follower. I'm envious of all the building materials you'll be getting from the pub! That sounds wonderful.