Rusty Treasure!

Since I have had this welding tank cart for perhaps 3 (three) years, it has been on my mind how to be able to use it the way I wanted to.  Yesterday the solution  presented itself!

Sorry for no before pictures but you can picture them I believe.  We purchased two rusty baskets at an estate sale on Friday and as I was watching (read supervising!) Hub work on a project,  an idea came to mind!

Check out the detail on the cart-now you know why I had to buy it!

Check out the detail on the cart-now you know why I had to buy it!

I threaded the chain that used to hold the tanks to the cart through the basket and it was almost done.  The bright yellow zip tie helps hold it steady.  Now to “help” the hubs to build me a planter box to fit and then it is in the garden bed for real!

I’ll add the complete picture soon (I hope).

New Items at South End

We took these in today and I wanted to share because the hubs reworked three of these items for me.  He was the recipient of a bunch of reclaimed wood last year and has made me numerous things.  This is the first time he has replaced the back on a bookcase but this is probably numbers six and seven of these little tables so far.  There is a secret to them-can you guess?*

62916There were two of the rusty old baskets and I will show you tomorrow why only one made it into the shop today.

* The table bases are piano benches with the tops removed.  Such a clever man I married!

Oh, Good Grief!

This doggone thing had me throwing up my hands and asking the hubs to finish for me.  Started it and I realized how much painted surface there was to get through-I seem to think all surfaces need to be painted I guess.

Before...

Before…

With the sides raised

With the sides raised

Somewhere in there I contracted a horrible stomach virus that laid me low several days, then it rained for a few more and I painted more and more and it NEVER seemed to make a difference.  (I used a paint I swore I would never use again and I am once more swearing to never use it again.)  Mind you, all this painting was over a coat of bonding primer that was supposed to be awesome!

After...

After…

In the shop

In the shop

I adore vintage maple furniture and I usually paint it red.  I will continue to paint it red but white not so much should I buy another piece any time soon.

(It finally turned out well, didn’t it?)

Pinterest Gardening Board

I just added a new board to my Pinterest group and this one is for gardening ideas – mine and others!  Check it out and see if anything calls your name!

https://www.pinterest.com/sadieatsouthend/garden-decor/

To get me started here are some of my current favorites and projects ~

ladder

Totally going to do this one!

pingar

pingar3

My little planter that has been patiently waiting for sedums

Planted!

Planted!

An okld lunchbox with a cool gauge makes a great planter - this one is mine and is filling in nicely!

An okld lunchbox with a cool gauge makes a great planter – this one is mine and is filling in nicely!

An old waterer I purchased from a friend recently - got me at galvanized metal-lol!

An old waterer I purchased from a friend recently – got me at galvanized metal-lol!

Just a few to get me started on the newest board!

Yep, the name has changed…

but that is as far as I seem to be able to go so I will be turning this technical stuff over to my son.  Serendipity Vintage Furnishings closed in February and it is time to move on.

See all of you soon – I hope!

P.S. Emailed my boy and he had this done in seconds!  Love that kid!!!  Now for pictures!