You know you said that I needed to go look in a salvage yard for a door.
I have done. A lot.
I think if you read here you’ll know I like old vintage things. A lot.
And salvage yards were my first port of call (there’s a great one right near me).
But for the door, an old one wasn’t really floating my boat….for a few reasons…
Firstly, this is not a federation house and it is not old in a oh-my way…it’s just old and tatty…built just after the war, it does have a lot of good things, wood floors, sash windows (I love you) and fairly high ceilings, plus it’s on a big plot typical of those builds…but and if you see where I am going with this, it is not of a certain period, it cannot take, in my opinion a door from another period, and I am having this predicament with the bathroom too, one has to be very very careful about putting old stuff into a house like this…
Secondly, and I will take my vintage-treasure-hunting loving hat off here and say that actually here I wanted clean, fresh, new and bright. Know how you just need that sometimes?
So, after the salvage yarding and coming home empty handed, I plumped for proper door-shop hunting, and felt very uninspired…hence deciding on a blah factory churned one (that I showed you), installed while the front deck is being done to give it a freshen-up and finally finally finally getting rid of the 70′s one that we have lived with and painted black.
Then, I went on the school run, to see the side of the road absolutely piled-high with Council Clean Up…and on getting out of the car, came across these…
Yep that really happens to me in my life, I innocently walk into old vintage doors on the side of the road as I am going about my business.
I phoned Mr Beach Cottage.
“Errr, hello, do you fancy picking up a couple of old vintage doors later?”
“Errr, that’s a no, we have 4 old doors in the garage already”
“Errr, but I really like these ones and one of them has a really nice like hook thingy on it, and, gush, they are like all chippy and peely and VINTAGE”
“Errr, I’ll be really nice to you”
“Errr, how nice”
“Errr, like majorly nice”
See, I’ve still got it.
These are probs more like back doors, at least the back doors I’ve seen, not sure where they are going….if indeed it’s anywhere near my I Am So Happy New Front Deck but certainly vintage, chippy, peely and lovely…and I nearly died over the hardware…
And that is my Good Life Wednesday, finding treasures on the school run, on the side of the road…in the Lucky Country
What do you think…one of these will definitely be going on the laundry room door when the carpenter is here…all brightened up and clean this is gonna rock my socks…
See you again….