10 Jan

Breathing new life at Harp Cottage

Photograph by India Hobson

In the main bedroom at Harp Cottage is an ornate iron bedhead.  It isn’t quite wide enough for the kingsize bed but we found it in a hedge and we love it!  We love it because we found it in a hedge and rescued it.

We were out walking and exploring on the hill behind the house and noticed something caught up in an old hedge.  The hedge was scrubby and had been not looked after for at least 20 years.   The sheep wandered through it and the iron bedstead  was rusting and no longer needed.  So we covertly rescued it and carried it down the hill.

We painted it in Farrow & Ball’s Slipper Satin popped some rods in it for feet and love it for it’s quirks and oddness.

The hedge where we found the bedhead has now been beautifully laid by the new farmer who tends the sheep just behind the cottage.