For those of you who were wondering how we are getting on with painting our patio furniture the answer is…………….not very well.
Unfortunately we have realised that we can sit on it in its current state, without the need to paint it, and in this lovely weather and with a small person toddling about there are much more exciting things to do! We really will try hard to get it done before it is time to put them away for winter though!
The utility room is progressing at tortoise pace (which is slightly quicker than snail’s pace, but nowhere near hare’s pace), although it is most definitely getting there. We have worktop, we have cupboards, we have doors on cupboards (which was harder than you could possibly imagine) and we have some pipes boxed in, now just a bit of painting and a bit more boxing in and we are away!
All this means Ian has been mentally ticking things off his mental to-do list, which has been getting shorter and shorter…………until he got home to find the next Team Pugh challenge waiting in the kitchen!
Becksie, the intrepid bargain hunter she is sniffed out a good deal on some nice old dining chairs to replace ours which are a bit too new and shiny pine for the look we are trying to achieve in the kitchen (well the whole house really). These 4 old dining chairs came in at the princely sum of………….just £10 for the lot – bargain! Ian did contemplate keeping the 4 extra chairs as ‘emergency chairs’, however even with his hoarding tendencies he thought 4 emergency chairs we probably too many seen as we already have 2 emergency dining chairs in the shed from an old table and we also have 4 good (if unpainted) wooden garden chairs and 4 emergency wooden garden chairs (which we are not even going to pretend we will get round to painting). However, if we pop the old ones on a popular online auction website we may even recoup the cost of the new ones!
So, what’s the project then? Well…….one of the chairs is unpainted, so needs a good undercoat, then painting and the others need a bit of gluing in places and a bit of a sand and re-paint, but we are sure they will look the bees’ knees! On getting them home Beckise did notice that the unpainted one is slightly smaller than the other 3, but if we hide that one in the corner we don’t think anyone will notice…………
Ironically we now have 4 white chairs and 4 brown chairs its just….. in the wrong order!
We hope you make the most of the evening sunshine!!!