All week during the school run my boys and I have passed this sad little sink basin resting outside a block of houses. It even survived our local pickup day on Wednesday. Oddly, I realized I was anxious to see if it would still be there on our afternoon journey after the day’s collection is done. Truthfully, I have wanted to take it home all week and I’m not exactly sure why. The boys and I pass cast-offs, in varying degrees of disrepair, on an almost daily basis in our corner of SW London. I have other thoughts on curb side cast-offs, but that’s for another time.
If I’m honest with myself, the only reason this sink basin isn’t sitting in our back garden (out of view of my more than patient husband) is it was simply too heavy for me to carry all the way home. Yes, I did pick it up just to check. This is one of those very few times I sort of wish we had a car.
The basin doesn’t have a single crack in it and with a good wash would be a perfect white with not a single stain or discolouration. All I have been doing is going over projects in my head and pouring over Pinterest for weird and wonderful ideas of what could be done with the poor thing.
At first all I came up with was using it as a planter, especially because it is missing the faucet. But thanks to Pinterest, my mind was blown by other peoples creativity.
I realized that if I was to find a way to rescue the basin and bring it home, not only would I have so much fun planting something in it but I would have something new to add to my charity shopping list; an old faucet, and it wouldn’t even have to work!
Am I the only one who can’t help but notice those things that others throw away? Have you ever rescued something from the pavement? I would love to hear from you.
Happy hunting everyone!