Sunday, April 27, 2008
A Few New Things We've Been Working On
Now that the nice weather is here we've really been in the mood to make garden prims. We took advantage of the beautiful sunny day to make a display outside the barn and I just had to take a few photos for the blog.
The "Herb" sign is a stave from a barrel that Terry picked up along the roadside last weekend. I left the original pale yellow paint and just gave it a light sanding before doing the lettering. It looks brighter in the photo than it really is. It looks a little bumble bee like in the picture (the dark striped areas are actually the unpainted oak that was under the metal bands that held the barrel together). The rest of the signs are plain pine boards that I've crackled before lettering up to give them a nice aged appearance.
Terry constructed the rustic bird house from some rough sawn lumber that was up in the loft. She gave it a thin coat of Yorktown Green and then antiqued it with a little dark walnut stain. The roof and the star on the front were both cut from rusty tin that was salvaged from the Matt Arcand homestead house just down the road. The girl really needs to get herself some new tin snips before she loses a digit....and some heavy gloves wouldn't hurt either! A couple of horseshoe nail perches and it was complete.
The crow and birdhouse on the cedar rail will make great additions to any garden. I can hardly wait to see a set in the shop garden.
All in all a very productive weekend considering we were off our stride with not going to the auction on Friday night.
Well folks I'm off to get a little hooking in before hitting the hay.