on monday

On Monday I took the bull by the horns, with my backyard being the bull, and I started tidying.  Real home owner tidying where you paint things.  Like walls.  

On Monday I painted the wall of our laundry so that I wasn’t always looking at a dirty wall when I am outside.

And I tell you … so much bang for my buck.  An hour of prep, an hour of painting (followed by 5 hours of reorganising).  Voila.

At the moment there is quite* a lot of mess everywhere else.  But Rome wasn’t built in a day … and all that.

* there’s mess everywhere!

the train carriage (farm ❤️)

Sometimes I wish I lived on a farm. Maybe Mezzy’s with this spectacular view of the Grampians.  

Or Lu’s with this view …  

But the real reason I want to live on a farm is for things like this!

Lu has been telling me for ages that she wants to renovate a train carriage for her office. Sounds like a good idea I thought.

But until I went to the farm on the holidays and actually checked out the carriage she had there – and that has been there like forever sitting in a corner storing oil barrels and farm chemicals (for goodness sake) – I was a bit non-committal in my enthusiasm.

But now … OMG. It is quite frankly the best train carriage you ever did see. Lined with timber on the inside. Insulated like you wouldn’t believe. Amazing. And a project of manageable size. I hope Lu gets on with it like, next week.

  Go Lu, go! Get it moved to somewhere on the farm with a great view and access to power. Paint it. Whack in some glass doors. Build a verandah … It’s gonna be so ACE!

holiday project – finish those concrete planters!

Remember those concrete planters I found in hard rubbish and painted white? 

Well all winter they have sat around unchanged, unfinished and underfoot (do you appreciate my 3 ‘un’s – I’m keeping myself amused at least).

But not any more.  The day has come.

I have been stymied by a lack of black paint.  And it was my intention to fancy them up with black because black and white would make them a bit timeless right?

But instead in the end I gave up on this dream and changed to the ‘better finished than not’ philosophy … and so I just used the paint sample in the shed.  

I know, baby pink isn’t REALLY timeless at all is it.  But actually, I suspect that a concrete pot painted white and with clouds is probably NEVER going to be timeless – no matter what colour it is painted.  

So baby pink is just fine.  I think.