Thursday, 28 May 2020

Marble

K revamped our bbq while he was on lockdown
The brickwork along the front of the BBQ and the wood oven was getting black and greasy.  One of the sons-in-law had put marble along the front of his own BBQ so K was inspired to do the same, instead of lining the bricks each time with silver paper.  Marble is cheap here and we have  some big pieces down at the bottom of the garden, given to us when we moved in 12 years ago, to make a working bench in the outdoor kitchen.  It isn't all rubbish at the end of the garden.   Now and again, the 'treasures' do come in handy though I can't see the rusty bicycles and rotten planks being useful at any time. 



These extra pieces of marble came from across on the mainland at the marble cutting place. 
15 euros




The front of the woodfired oven is now nice and clean


Nice shiny marble along the front of the BBQ
That piece of metal is somehow used as a funnel to  get the coals fired up


A clean white shiny BBQ .  15 euros for the marble and 20 for the bits and pieces used to put it in
K also applied a couple of coats of some sort of sealer

I wonder how long that will remain a pristine white

25 comments:

  1. What an excellent job. You should sell marble.

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    1. Plenty of marble shops just across the strait. Cut to measure while you wait

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  2. It looks like the sort of thing people over here called shabby chic and pay 100s for and have it indoors as a feature!

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  3. It does look very smart. How easy is it to clean if you have fat spills on it?

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    1. Just a bit of hot soapy water. I'll have to find an old photo of the grubby bricks. This is so much better

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  4. fantastic I love that the marble was so cheap! that is amazing!

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    1. We have marble steps as well. Very slippery but nothing unusual here

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  5. Gorgeous!!!!!!!!

    Good job K!!!!!!

    Now using New Blogger Interface. Let's see if my Ole Blogger Interface Emoticons, will work now!!!!

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    Whooo-hoooo! They do! At least it looks as if they will publish!

    See, I can't find how to put Emoticons in, on the New one. Maybe the New One, doesn't have them????

    It's a learning thing. lol

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    1. I have been using the new blogger too. Bit of a nuisance having to get around something new when all I want to do is write and publish. We'll learn

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  6. oh the woodfired oven looks good, a friend of ours here as one and he uses it quite a bit in Summer. What are you going to cook in it?

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    1. The oven isn't used very much and we don't use it at all from May to October because of the fire risk. However ...... During family feasts we cook trays of meat, bread, fish, whatever we can get in there

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  7. K is a handy man to have around, with all his DIY skills. I miss that.

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    1. He certainly is handy. He will try his hand at anything and everything before he calls in the expert

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  8. That is looking good - all ready for summer.

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    1. Unfortunately we don't use it much during the summer because of the fire risk. The next door property is full of dry grass. We light up a smaller BBQ on a safer balcony

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  9. What a great job he's done, and what a fabulous BBQ; it puts my little cast-iron thing to shame.

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    1. We used to use our metal one more frequently but it rusted through and has been chucked out. We need somewhere smaller and safer to use in the summer

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  10. That BBQ and oven is so wow!!! With or without marble that is epic, but incredibly professional looking now. Rusty bikes by the way make good climbing frames for plants (like pumpkins, nasturtiums...) see: https://news.okstate.edu/articles/agricultural-sciences-natural-resources/2018/vertical_gardening.html

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    1. I bet you could make a wonderfully artistic garden with our treasures. I'm ok with the rusty wheelbarrow which still does work when needed but I'm not so sure about the bikes though I have seen photos of them with trailing plants.

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    2. I'll check that site. The word 'pumpkin' peaked my interest.

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  11. Looks fantastic
    Check out pinterest to see how you can make treasures out of trash. With careful arrangement and plantings of all sorts of plants you could have a lovely corner of the yard

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    1. Thanks Angela. I'll look at that too. Sure got plenty of scrap

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  12. The oven looks fantastic! K is a talented man :-)

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