We’re getting started on the room and the first task is to make some space. The idea was to have a good tidy before we last moved but many of the magazines, books and knick-knacks came with us and have sat patiently on shelves and bookcases ever since.

So nothing intricate, involved or complicated at this stage. Just bagging, recycling, selling and giving away. The plan is to keep as much we can out of the waste-stream and re-use it in Estuary Home products. We’ve sorted some paper and card to be used for packing our online orders but the old ‘Zest’ magazines are for recycling.

There is the furniture from Ikea. It has been with us for 10-or-so years and while it is still solid and very practical, it is made from chipboard sections covered in a plastic venire. Not sure that we’ll keep this as it’s hard to see it fitting in with our Modern Rustic style but the plastic covering is a concern.

The room itself has great potential and we can’t wait to clear it. Back to sorting out years of life’s accumulations.

When we first began selling our reclaimed, Modern Rustic furniture and homeware online, we restricted ourselves to UK shipping only. However, we are getting visitors from all over and so intend to increase our postage to include countries that make up the European Union.

Restriction on materials that the postal services will carry will determine what can be shipped but certainly our pallet and reclaimed wood furniture will be fine.

Please check the delivery options on our Etsy shop (EstuaryHomeUK) for more information.

After dismantling several pallets to give us the materials for our coffee tables, we now have all those wooden blocks that are sandwiched in the middle just hanging around. Bashed and nailed into place, they are in fact made from really good wood that in our mind, would be a shame not to reuse in some way…

Therefore we’ve just been out and picked up this drill bit. It may just be the thing…

As well as those great little wooden blocks from the pallets we have also been picking up driftwood and branches. Hmm.

 

If you live in Swansea (SA4) and have these any of the following items that you may be planning to recycle or throw away, then Estuary Home would love to hear from you:

  • wine bottles
  • beer bottles with printed logos
  • glass jars
  • damaged roof slates
  • pallets
  • wooden picture rail
  • scaffolding hand rail or treads.

Drop us an email or complete our contact form telling us what you want to get rid of. If you are happy for us to do so, we can collect these unwanted bits and pieces and make them into the things that we think will be practical and beautiful additions to peoples’ homes.

Our details are on our Contact Us page.