A friend of mine, Prue (The Grass Tree Kitchen cooking school) found this old chiller fridge in a nursery. It wasn’t for sale but was just sitting outside in the yard, with ferns growing out of it, and she just approached the nursery owner and made an offer. It needed a thorough clean, and then it was sanded back and re-lacquered (the dark stain is the original stain, the lacquer is clear). It looks fabulous – and because it’s so well insulated, it’s perfect for storing wine.
Photography by John Downs