Sunday, 25 March 2012

Fence painting

Jason doesn't like to waste a minute when it comes to painting bare timber. He was on to the fence painting gig as soon as possible.

He spent most of Saturday undercoating the new fence so lovingly. While he was out the front he said that someone stopped to ask for the details of our fence builder, Mr D.  That was the third enquiry we've had about Mr D's availability. The Sow's Ear is getting a lot of admiring glances from passers-by, now the fence is so close to completion.


By Sunday morning all of the undercoating was done. The man is a machine. I need to invent a way to bottle all that motivation Jason's got...I'd be rich!



I also went on a reconnaissance for a new mailbox...but the only ones I like are too expensive and I can't get my head around paying that much for a letterbox. At least not at the moment. I have to be feeling reckless and carefree.

We are just going to recycle the old one for now as it is perfectly adequate. Jason's given it a coat of white paint. It's just a little timber box shaped like a house. You can just see a glimpse of it on the left of the image above.

18 comments:

  1. Looking so good Brismod...oh, the fence I mean. xx

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  2. Has he finished already? That man is a machine. Looks FANTASTIC. melx

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  3. No, not yet. Just undercoat but I was impressed by his industry nonetheless. He'll have to paint the final coat and paint the top rail in the contrasting colour. xx

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  4. Fantastic! Love the fence.

    We have been planning one for the chickens to keep them in so they stop stealing lunch from little children, but we lack Mr D's gusto! Send him down here?

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  5. Somewhere on the interweb, someone puts a board in front of a live webcam and gives it a fresh coat of paint every day in the mornings, then invites you to watch it dry for the rest of the day.

    When you finally finish the Sow's Ear, you could do the same maybe?

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  6. It is a charming fence, much nicer than most here which are unfinished pressure treated wood with lattice tops...ugh.

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  7. I love it ... looks stunning !!!
    Anonymous Natalie

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  8. Your fence looks great!

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  9. It's looking great and makes the house look cared for. Surely undercoat alone will do as it is so fresh and charming? Is that sacrilege to Jason?

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  10. The new fence looks great! Our yards all picked apart at the moment, so it's nice to see someone else having some progress!

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  11. It really looks so good. Hey maybe the letterbox needs an orange roof. Imagine how much it would annoy the eldest child ha actually a bit of the brown on the letterbox might look classy.

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  12. The fence is looking great! Really like the style you went with :)

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  13. It is looking fantastic. Do you ever get the guilts as Jason works so hard and is impossible to keep up with. That's how I feel. I just don't have the stamina or determination to finish a job like Lyn does. He worked all weekend on the house and I ran around trying to look as busy :)

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  14. Congratulations! It looks fab. I think you need to do a post on letterboxes, we are in the market for one too and nothing has taken my fancy. What would a traditional letterbox for the style of house look like?

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  15. Fence-tastic!
    I purchased my last letterbox from Mail Master at Cavendish Rd and it was expensive in my books. Do you know what letterboxes looked like back in it's early days. I'd imagine they're pricey, if at all possible to locate.
    The car. The fence. Very flash!

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  16. it is just lovely - you might need a new pic in your header soon :) le xox

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  17. Even though you say there's still work to be done on the fence, as it is right now, it's still really crisp looking. Can't wait to see the finished project!

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