Only three more weeks to the big day, it'll be here before you know it. We've nearly ticked off the things we wanted to achieve before the day.
At the moment Joe has only one day a week off and that's Sunday, he managed to get most of the windows cleaned inside and out, we have a lot of windows and it's a job he hates.
Before we started anything yesterday, it was really hard to get started, Joe made us some breakfast. While the smell of bacon wafted through the air and me in me nightie, I went outside and took some photos of the garden. It was raining and with a covered deck above me I was nice and sheltered.
The plants in the garden looked rather pretty
Alstromerias are bursting into bloom
This Japanese maple was planted in remembrance to one of my best mates mum.I really like the variegated leaves
Tulip tree The foliage is stunning
Lavender going mad
Hostas & ferns in the tiered garden by the front door
Max and Clyde's silk tree had leaves opening
Drum roll please....Ta dah moment
The chairs are finished, oh was I losing the will to live?!
Each chair needed twelves eyelets, there are eight chairs.
That's 96 little holes to cut out for the eyelets!!
Then I had to hammer all the eyelets !
I did two chairs this morning, took a sabbatical for a few hours(I'll come back to that) and then persevered with it, next time, if there's ever a next time, I'm bloody well paying the $80+GST!
Anyway they look great and because of all the effort that went into them, they're going to stay under the deck and out of the elements, they'll last longer that way I hope.
I got four finished yesterday, Michael helped Joe with some heavy lifting
and the table was put in place.
The last four chairs
That sabbatical 😜included having lunch and watching two episodes of ER,
then starting on some little projects, remember this photo?
I took the first three items, the wee shelf, the tray and the white stool
They all got sanded and had a coat of primer/undercoat
I then chose three colours, two from the baskets of tester pots and the chalk paint
Hard to see but there are three different colours I promise you
The underside of the shelf
I'll do the second coats tomorrow then decide how to tittivate
Right that's me for the day, Joe will be home soon and I'm ready for dinner