Friday, November 24, 2006

Peeeeewwwyy...

Last night we became the proud owners of an old pew. For free!

The night before that I was sitting up in the landing talking to Steve while he was painting. He is in the process of painting the hallyway, landing and stairs, which is a lot of walls. Our hall and landing are both very long and large. Since moving to this house we've had a lack of furniture in certain areas. As I was sitting along the long strip of wall between Sam's room and the office I said to Steve "this area here is just wasted space. Look at all this space that's just sitting here doing nothing. We need some sort of long chair or shelves or something for it". Then yesterday morning a lady offered a pew for free, on freecycle, to anyone who could get a van to her house to take it away. Steve phoned the van rental people and they gave him a van for free last night! Imagine that. So with the help of a friend Steve went off to pick up our new piece of furniture. Pew from row number one of Ballyclare Presbyterian Church. It's going to look fab once we get the new carpet down and the rest of the walls painted. Here's a photo of it in situe, before the decorating begins in this area. It's 6 ft long, made of pitch pine, and has brass numbers at each end, and a brass umberella stand at one end. Not bad for nothing but the cost of a bit of diesel, eh?

Freecycle is amazing. We have given things away on it, swapped things, and gained one or two things. We swapped some chairs for mini greenhouses during the summer. And I managed to get rid of a few bits this week that were cluttering up the house. I'm very grateful to the lovely lady who gave us this pew.

4 comments:

G.G.Dad Peter said...

Love it , looks as if it just grew there. Now you can sit and meditate while you wait to get into the bathroom, lol

steve said...

just a bit of diesel and a couple of broken backs you mean!!

Davy said...

Those pesky Presbyterians get in everywhere!

Sandra said...

Hey Hazel and Steve, that pew looks fantastic. (PEW,lol) what a lot of hard work eh. It will probably take root there and when you come to move it, it wont say "we shall not be moved" ha ha. Seriously, well done