We are downsizing and blocking off the Barn and Gin Gan to make a 3 bedroom house to let. We have a lot of floorspace that now the girls are growing up and leaving home we don’t really need, and with an old stonebuilt house like ours it costs a small fortune to upkeep and to heat so the extra income will be good too!
However, that means we have to move our decluttering up a notch. The great post flood declutter of 2013-14 has made the job a whole lot easier, but there is still a lot of crap that needs to go. Most of it is now going to the charity shops, but in the interest of reuse before recycle I found a little gem in the Reloved magazine this month by designer Kate Beavis. I have added her link to the list on the right.
I had a set of unused cake tins which with a combination of
- 500mm x 10mm threaded rod
- copper piping
- 8 nuts
- 8 large washers
I created a vertical desk tidy which I now used to keep essential sewing bits (scissors, chalk, pens, pin cushion etc.) bits and bobs related to work in progress and interesting little things I have found recently but haven’t decided what to do with yet.
The instructions say to use as large a washer as possible to give stability, particularly to the bottom tin. I think I will replace the washer with a metal plate as it could do with a bit more support than even my large washer.
An afternoon’s work, though I suggest that you do it outside unless you want to drill through the kitchen table!
Love Gillie x