Monday, September 3, 2012

A sunny project.

There are times when you need to do stuff and just not think too much.

The perfect project found me under an old Mulberry tree two weeks ago.


I bundled the treasure into the back of the car. When we got it out and into the backyard a huntsman spider crawled out to say hello. I put him on a stick and placed him in the lemon tree before I got to work.


Ideally I would have used a power tool of some kind to sand this to perfection but I didn't know where we kept such things. The local hardware man pointed me in the direction of the sand paper and then another old man came over and told me what I should use. His English was broken, but we muddled through what I was planning to do, he figured in the end that I was sanding a steal gate. Close enough.

The girls liked to help with the sanding and my hands ended up pretty rough. After two days it was looking about as good as I thought I would get it.



Next task was to make it a bright and happy seat. I need something to be placed near the swing set, often in the warmer weather I have to sit there to watch 'concerts', there is a lot of "look at me, look at me" that goes on at our swing set and it was time I planted a seat there.





Yellow also fits in perfectly with the lemon tree.






Have you got a project you are working on?

9 comments:

  1. I love it! Repurposing is good for the soul - I need a project like this and I'm going to scour the local op shop.

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  2. I'm loving this! I just saw your IG pic and decided to come here and find out more info as I wasn't exactly sure what the pic was of. Now it all makes sense!
    I'm also loving it because yes, I am about to embark on a similar project. I'm going to re-vamp mine and my husband's bedside tables. I've never done anything like this before so it'll be.... interesting. Good on you Clairey!

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  3. Claire, this is gorgeous, and not just because it's my favourite colour! Love, love, love re-purposed goods.

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  4. love it! I was at a 'junk' shop today and there were sooo many things I could have picked up! But had to rush out for the kinder pick up. Next time!

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  5. I've picked up knitting needles for the first time in oh... 30 years! Making a journal cover for my scrapbook, just because... I hope your seat is the hot seat for many, many concerts and "Look at Me's" to come!

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  6. Love the bright yellow. A piece of sunny fabulousness in your backyard x

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  7. That is so awesome. And I so, so understand the 'look at me' moments!

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  8. Love this Claire, perfect. And I so get the whole need a seat thing.

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