Friday, 31 May 2019

Rain Has Stopped Play

Rain has stopped play...or at least work in the garden and the outbuilding that we are re-purposing into an indoor garden.  Three of the roof beams need replacing and they were delivered yesterday, along with wood to replace some of the fence along the back end of the garden.  Work is slow but steady.

We have many projects going on but when it is raining we like to spend time in the workshop making and painting.  Gerard is repairing and painting an old cart which we are going to use in the garden room.  It was in a sorry state when we discovered it but already it is looked so much better.  Gerard is going to try and replace the wheel.


An old wardrobe is been given a makeover using chalk paint and blackboard paint, what a fun piece it will become.  I am hoping to use this for yarn storage once complete.


The drawers all painted ready to put back along  with several more for a chest.  The carcass all ready for some magic.





 We are going to have some fun with the knobs/handles...watch this space.



A little fun while we wait for some better weather.  We are ever hopeful...

We have an evening out planned tonight so I must get on and get cleaned up.  I don't think it is a good look with specks of paint in my hair and hands. 

Have a wonderful weekend/

See you soon.

40 comments:

  1. It is really amazing what you and Gerard can do with the old cart, wardrobe and other things and making them look like new and giving them a new life to be useful.

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  2. Good to have rainy day projects, at the ready!!!

    Actually, who knows....? It might be quite fashionable today, to wear paint specks in one's hair. Or, you could simply, start a trend!!!

    :-)))

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  3. Oh, I don't know. The specks of paint would make an interesting talking point :)
    The weather has taken a turn here too but we've been keeping ourselves busy. You never cease to amaze me with your wonderful creations. X

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  4. Wow. You are both so clever! Start drawing first. Then paint!

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  5. Love those knobs you pictured. Cute!

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  6. It's wonderful that the two of you like to work together in your space. And you create magic while doing it. I'm sure the wheelbarrow is going to turn out well and the wardrobe with be magical with the beautiful knobs and paint.
    I hope you enjoyed your evening out...even if all of the paint didn't come out of your hair. You could start a new trent! :-)
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  7. I love the wardrobe make over.. I had plans to do a similar thing this year but my poorly leg has put that on hold. I shall watch your progress with interest

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  8. Lovely array of handles.

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  9. great hobby , almost as good as quilting

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  10. You are two busy bees for sure! We are loving all the rain down here in Texas, and thankful the storms missed our area. So many tornados hitting a vast part of the USA. Looking forward to seeing which knobs you decide on.

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  11. It looks like you've got plenty of projects to be getting on with come rain or shine. Enjoy your night out.

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  12. What a wonderful collection of knobs you have, the colours look great. It's always good to have projects on the go no matter if it's sunshine or showers.

    Enjoy your weekend, and good wishes for the new month of June.

    All the best Jan

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  13. I love the handles. It is so satisfying to recycle old things.

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  14. oooh....love the chest of drawers...for yarn...even more...and look at the drawer full of lovely inspiration.....although me myself love glass doorknobs, just like poor Aunt Clara on the bewitched series...she was my favorite. Have fun on your night on the town...looking forward to seeing what you do with the yarn treasure chest.

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  15. love that box of goodies, can't wait to see what you are going to do next....

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  16. That's a treasure trove of lovely little knobs!!
    I hope your evening out was fun.

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  17. I love rainy days for working on projects. You have really made good use of your rainy days. I love the new yarn cabinet! I also am excited to see more of the new garden room. I hope you had a lovely evening out and about.

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  18. Looking forward to seeing the repurposed cupboard and cart. Very good ideas. Cx

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  19. Good to have things to do indoors when the weather is wet outside. Looking forward to seeing which knobs and handles you use on the cupboard:)

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  20. Those door knobs look fun, I look forward to seeing everything finished.

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  21. You are very creative not only in your work but also to find work !!

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  22. Have fun ! No rain here but 32ºc.... too hot to work...
    Anna

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  23. Hope the rain eases up. Seems like all it does is rain here. We've had an awful lot this year - you can see it on the fields and such.

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  24. I was praying for some rain here and got it. I see you are having it all and I know that's not good.
    You are always creating and making things look so nice.
    the lazy bug has bitten me. I must say I do like being outside in the dirt a lot. I must get to work inside.
    betsy

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  25. Well you are always up to something fun even if it is raining. I love the box of knobs they look wild. x

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  26. Ohhh.. I am looking forward to seeing all those fun knobs on your cabinets you're re-mastering. I hope some sun comes your way soon. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  27. Looks like you have been having a wonderful time.

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  28. Well done, you two! You make good use of time rain or shine and I look forward to seeing your finished projects :) xx

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  29. cant wait to see your recycled items finished, great colours and I love those knobs !

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  30. Fun to see your projects. You have a nice space to work on these big ones. Can’t wait to see what you do with those knobs!

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  31. It has rained every single day this past week. The grass looks horrible. Love to see your projects!

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  32. It's nice to change up jobs as the weather dictates. Your cabinet sounds like it's going to be lovely with those knobs! Sending good wishes for sunny days ahead.

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  33. You can send some of your rain our way :D - We've had a bit but could do with more. I love your wardrobe makeover. I have one in our garage so might just do the same!

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  34. I think my last attempt at a comment disappeared...Thanks so much for stopping by! Love your projects and love those knobs!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  35. That future yarn cabinet is looking good already, Lorraine. What a collection of knobs and the one with a clock face looked intriguing to me. I will watch for updates on the knobs.

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  36. That does sound fun, will watch for finished item.

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  37. I missed this, but will be looking for the after.

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  38. Did I miss something or is the cart etc. still in progress? Love those gorgeous knobs.

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