I started to unpack some of his pottery things he's collected over the years, things that my house simply outgrew, as there was so much of it: and they say women are the hoarders..OMG I haven't opened half the boxes yet, theres no end to his tallents.
I have been working on several things this weekend, that need some TLC and got a few finished. I think the old mirror looks lovely enough to grace any dressing table now. It looked so rough when we first got it but the charm was there. My fella does the old tools of course, as he is one... so was his father..lol Get him on the wine and talk about vintage tools and these two are in their elements.
He brought me an old leather sewing machine a few weeks back. It was rusty, filthy and needed quite a bit of work, but its now back to best, and working brilliantly. I fell in love with it, as it has so much charm. I plan on training how to use this beauty properly as I think I can do something good with this, that works with what we do. i.e.: Carpenters chisel wraps and mending old Drs bags etc.
The unit is workable now, we have divided it into 2 areas: The mucky area where everything gets cleaned and polished and my area, where they move through to once the base work has been done.
Here is my fella hard at it yesterday working on a Ships lantern:
Our eldest spends his weekends helping his dad now too and is gaining skills as he does.
My next project are these 2 items:
Just having to wait on the stables for a few days, as my friends are collecting all the horse hair up there for me, to make a new seat pad for it!
These 2 lamps came together from a boot sale and were in exactly the same condition. Look at the difference after we worked on the little one.
Mine and Ryan's need to do table!
He must have every machine known to man in there. its a mans shed alright. The anvil came this week.