And dreaming about what others may do with this stuff.
Doesn’t that bucket need flowers written in a pretty french script?
And that kettle is calling for succulents spilling over the edges.
But, if you just mow through the washing task all at once, it’s not so bad.
That soil sifter sure would look awesome hung from a plain wall as part of a wall gallery. I have just the place… (slapping own hand)
I didn’t do anything fancy. Just some dish soap, and a little elbow grease.
But here are my favorite ways to clean regardless:
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1. Pressure washing (post HERE) for old wood and really caked on grit.
2. For old wood, a scrub brush and diluted bleach, if pressure washer isn’t avail or job is too small. You want to get the mildew off.
4. To remove glue, Rapid Remover. It cuts through sticky crud while protecting the finish.
5. To cut through grease, Rapid Prep.
I’ve used the Rapid products for many years while working the sign industry. It removes glue and grease with complete ease! A little expensive, but well worth it. Fill up a quality spray bottle to get the most out of it.
Those cutting boards need some lettering! And that cast iron pot would be beautiful filled with potted herbs or even a mini rock garden.
This is the way most of it started, so I had my work cut out for me.
There’s no such thing as too much enamel. I love the stuff. I just want to use it for washing stuff in if nothing else.
And when I say I’m going through everything, I’m going through everything. I bought this neat army trunk a couple years ago and never did do anything with it.
But man, would it be amazing filled to the brim with bright red geraniums…
Oh… my heart! 🙂
Guess that’s what happens when you buy just stuff that you love.
Those red traffic lanterns would make the most amazing votive holders on earth… maybe I’ll keep one…
None of the vintage items will get any paint. They will go in their natural state, just the way I like to buy them.
I just want the new owners to do their own thing to it.
The dutch pots are so cool! So cool… I just wanna look at them. Maybe fill them with some rusty hinges and stuff for the workshop. And that galvanized lunch bucket needs to hold office stuff.
I think it’ll be a nice mix to see the vintage with the reproductions I’m bringing along.
So, I’m down to the wire with the plans. I made a list, and each day I have to reach a destination. Today was a good one. I crossed off washing EVERYTHING, and even got to the local grocery store to fill the truck up with boxes. And tomorrow is pricing day.
I was actually so proud of getting this done, I allowed myself to go to zumba tonight.
I haven’t blogged about that yet, but I will. I’m only my 2nd week into it, so I’m still very much a beginner. It’s hard to find time for it as it’s 30 min away from me, but, it’s important. And I’ll tell you about that too.
Ya know, I’ve never been an antler person, but I’m liking these… They sure capture on film well with their rustic look.
And those vintage jars are the BEST for storing anything. That big one is huge.
I think I’m also ready to let go of the black windsor chairs. That’s a hard one, but one is stored in my garage which isn’t a good home for it. They are beautiful and need to be appreciated.
But boy they look good in photos… like in my blog office… ugh.
And I do hope to capture some nice photos of this stuff once set up for The Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market.
If I’m strong enough to bring it there that is…
Do you find it hard to part with stuff too? What would you do with some of your favourite things here?
Edited to add: Sorry, no private sales at this time. Everything is going to the market. Will assess what is left after, then decide if further private sales will be done. Thanks for understanding!