Now that I think I have used up all the luckiness for this year in one week I figured it was time to get back to work.
I looked at the mountain of barn wood at my Dad's house and the smaller mountain we have here and decided it was time to take action!
(We could catch on fire!)
After a bit of explaining and coaxing I talked my husband into showing me how to work one of his "babies",
the radial arm saw!
I set about lining up all this barn wood and cutting off the bad parts and getting it to a size I figured I could put a fun pattern on.
Then out came the sanders. I took off the rough edges....now that is a trick with barn wood!
Pulled out the drill press for action.
I did know how to work some of these things, but I think the last time I used the belt sander was in Las Vegas!
I have yet to finish some of these...not sure how to embellish the chicken welcome just yet.
Once I put the drill holes in I will start messing with it and he will come together as will the kitties.
The hardest part is working with the wire. I forgot how difficult it is to work with #9 fencing wire.
(Unless you are stringing a fence.)
This is were my husband has had to step in and give me a hand so to speak. He put the loop on the blue funky flower and I really liked it!
I like painting on this wood because of it's unique texture but don't use your best brushes....my brushes are looking like my hands, a bit mangled.
Headed to the garage to cut more wood. And wouldn't you know--it is snowing again!
Enjoy your day,