Catching up with the draining board....

Monday, 29 June 2009
Im going to talk about something that has NOTHING to do with fairy shoes now..... theres a change! Isnt it great getting jobs finished that have hung around for years not getting done! Mr Fairysteps built us a beautiful kitchen, sort of not fitted sums it up best. I love it! My poor wooden draining board was made by my husband from Ash timber which came from a tree felled by my father shortly after I was born..... quite nice bit of history there for me to ponder on when Im washing up.... the old china sink was being used as a cattle water feeder in a field..... It bears the scars are decades of use by countless women before me. I wander what they thought about when they were washing up? I very stupidly varnished my draining board and as it has chipped and warped over the years the water went under the varnish and has caused black staining where its beginning to rot. Eeek! A strip down and a good oil was needed. Next problem was when could I ever stop washing dishes for long enough to do this and put it out of action for a whole day to get the job done? I did it on Saturday..... it looks wonderful.... I am so chuffed.....! Theres a wonderful quote at the beginning of the 'Shelter' book by Lloyd Kahn.. "If in doubt, start".

5 comments

  1. he he - that sounds so familiar! I need to strip and Danish oil my drainer, as it has so much black staining, but when? I need it every day!

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  2. What a view you have, I wouldn't mind washing the dishes with that to look out at. My sink faces a wall in the basement :(

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  3. This looks like home to me! I have a colourful kitchen too with mix and match bits rather than a formal fitted kitchen. I find it so much more satisfying to have a spice rack made out of an old wine box and things with a story attached. How lovely that you used the piece of wood your father had chopped down all those years ago! Well done doing the oiling, again, such a satisfying job when you see how the wood smiles afterwards! Thanks so much for showing your kitchen, I wish I was there in real life hehe!xx

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  4. i love your kitchen-it really is what my dream kitchen would look like. love the sink and the stories of both it and the cutting board-glad you were able to save both!
    merle

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  5. Thanks for sharing the photos of your cozy home...looks so welcoming!

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