Saturday, January 15, 2011

Salvaged furniture

Our local tip has a very good shop where they sell salvaged goods like toilets, bicycles, furniture, crockery and clothes.  I have picked up some great outdoor chairs there recently.  This rocking chair was a mess with lots of layers of paint and rust.
I stripped it back, repainted it and made a new cushion to give it a new lease of life.

The cushion cover has been made out of a fabulous vintage table cloth I found at an op shop.It is very comfortable and looks great on our verandah.

Question - what do you call an op shop? Op is short for opportunity and is a shop run by a charity selling second hand goods, especially clothes.  Do you call it charity, thrift, jumble?

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