It was £12.50 in one of the barns at Risby Barns Antiques Centre near Bury St Edmunds. I spent a morning outside clearning it up with kitchen grease cleaner, a brio pad and a heat gun to melt the years of wax. I mixed up some paint from old Farrow and Ball matchpots and leftover satinwood paint from the radiators, added some gold wax and crystals and voila, here it is now:
Now I just need some nice white candles to go in it, if anyone knows where I can get some (as opposed to cream) I'd be really grateful to know.
Also on the subject of bargains, Sudbury Garden Centre were selling packets of seeds for 50p each yesterday, how could I resist?! I bought these18 packets, mainly veg for next year and sweetpeas, for just £9 as opposed to over £46 if I'd bought them full price.
Now all I have to do is not lose them before next year!