As I was moving into the new studio a skip appeared at the old church facing me. “Got anything I could use?” I asked. “Help yourself!” was the reply! Well I was like a kid in a sweetshop! I came away with 2 very old trestle tables, 3 other old tables, 4 work tables, 2 cupboards and 3 chairs, all for free! Could have had a couple of pianos but thought not I'm hiring a crane again ;)
I love the old cupboard above, perfect storage, this little old chair probably came from the time the church was a school, wonder how many caned bottoms have sat on that!
Above will be my designated photography area with the northern light and white washed walls it will make a perfect backdrop
To some it may be junk, but to me it has history and tells story. The table above was used by Walter, an artist. I bought my first house off him many moons ago! The top of the table is actually paper on which he has painted a wood grain effect. he was a master at marbling and woodgrain painted finishes. I love the paint drips, even the cobwebs! For many years he worked for Thwaites Brewery as a painter and decorator, but at nearly 60 he went back to college and did a fine art degree and later went on to teach. He was a great inspiration to me when I decided to go back to uni at the ripe old age of 43! So when I found his table in a little room he used in the church, I had to have it. To me it represents my past and the start of hopefully a bright new future...