I haven’t had chance to do as much sewing today that I would have liked as I wanted to take advantage of the sun, so instead i have been out in the garden. The new fencing panels are due to be delivered this week so I am hoping for more dry days so i can paint them before they get lifted into place ( and my neighbours start complaining as they are wanting to use my land for them selves which I am not going to allow, hate the fact just because I am new here that they think they can tell me what they are doing and I have to go along with it. It makes me feel sick thinking of it as I hate arguments and I just want to be left alone, but they are not going to use my land for themselves I have the deeds ready so I am ready for a battle!)
Anyway… I did have the paint for the shed, so I decided to concentrate on that. The shed is only 6′ x 4′ and I wasn’t sure what the coverage would be like, so I bought some wood and fencing paint called Stone from B&Q which is a large DIY store in the UK. It took 4 coats to get rid of that awful red, but luckily it dried pretty quick in-between coats. I was really pleased with the paint and if they had the colour of paint I wanted for the fencing I would have defiantly bought that. It wasn’t too thin and even though I only painted two sides ( the other two are close to fencing panels making it impossible to paint) I only use half of a 2.5L tin.
I then had to put the shrub ( I still have no idea what it is) back on the shed, however it had attached itself to it a bit like Ivy so I had to place some nails for the branches to sit on and hopefully it will attach itself back on place. I did have to trim the plant down a bit as the weight wouldn’t stay on the nails. But I’m sure it wont take long to grow ( Hopefully)
While painting I discovered the door has dropped and the shed has come away from the main frame, the staples that were holding it together had come away, so one quick phone call to the step dad and a quick answer of “No you can’t borrow my staple gun, you need to buy your own tools” Led me to go onto a second-hand selling site and finding a staple gun 5 minute from my house.
So hopefully I will get someone to push the shed in its place so i can staple it back together, that or buy some nails and nail it together ( I do want a staple gun for a little project I have in mind anyway)
It’s not easy doing things on your own but I’m going to give it a good try!!