Tuesday, November 11

R is for Restoration



Many years ago Jon and I were at an auction when this old lawnmower came under the hammer, I got it for £2. It has been a garden ornament for 20 years but Jon restored it for me....he made a new roller and a new handle, stripped all the metal parts and sharpened the blades. It cuts perfectly!



The lawn is Jon's domain and loves nothing more than to sit on his lawnmower and spend a couple of hours getting the perfect cut - but for small area, or round trees this is perfect. It is a Ransom Henley model.

The weather is very changeable at the moment - I do have more bulbs to plant which I need to do as soon as possible. The carpet fitter is coming tomorrow so I will shortly be able to get the room sorted. The wardrobe arrives next week so we'll be assembling it from the flat pack state it arrives in and organising the space.




I am really pleased with the washstand - it has been just an ornamental piece for years, but it is an ideal height for my sewing machine and for working on my laptop -getting rid of the 2 desks was a worry as I thought I may have to use the dining table for any projects - but no worries there, the second bedroom will be the ideal place.

Thursday is a day I have set aside to get our bedroom back to normal - with the addition of the new curtains and bedding. I did have a blonde moment involving the curtains. Don't ask me how it happened all I know is I cut the curtains......too short! After a massive panic I attached the various pieces, pinned, tacked and machine sewed them all together...now I just have to hem them - my next job after getting the room emptied for tomorrow.

Watch this space!

 

21 comments:

  1. That restoration of the lawn mower reminds me of the farmer's old joke - I have had this broom for fifty years, it never lets me down - its had ten new handles and five new heads in that time. Must say though Denise, it does look smart.

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  2. OK ...a blond moment ? I am blond ! but I do have my moments.
    Adore the lawn mower.

    cheers, parsnip

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  3. Great restoration job! I've restored some furniture. I find it challenging and relaxing at the same time.
    Have a great week and enjoy!

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  4. Wonderful restoration job! It is rewarding to fix something or re-purpose it for another use. I used to rescue broken furniture from the local Goodwill shop so I could refurbish it.

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  5. Curtain nightmare! well done for rescuing them D! I can imagine how you felt when you realised - I've been there! x

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  6. That's why they call it the mentalpause LOL

    Your little mower is charming, how lovely that is has a new lease of life.

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  7. Yes, I still have a reel mower. Actually, two!

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  8. I love a good hand mower! Great post for R and photo!


    Happy week to you,
    artmusedog and carol
    A Creative Harbor

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  9. love the wash stand! Exiting to get new carpet:)

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  10. At least it was not wasted ! We have now a lawn mower robot, our bones are cracking !

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  11. Eeek, glad you managed to save the curtains after cutting them too short. Great restoration job, they don't make things like they used to.

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  12. I envy you your lawnmower. The ones you get here are all too heavy, or sleek and mechanised and exorbitantly priced. Yours seems perfect for a medium sized lawn.

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  13. Our neighbor has this kind of lawn mower and I wish I have one, it's pretty neat!

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  14. I love the mower. And thanks for the comment you left me.

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  15. Very nice restoration, mowing is hubby's job. I don't enjoy mowing but I do the gardening.
    Ann

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  16. Hello Denise! Wow, what a great restoration of that rusty lawn mower. Hats off to your hubby!

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  17. Terrific restoration projects....enjoy♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/rain-watered-rose/

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  18. Fab lawnmower, brilliant restoration job by Jon.
    ,You both seem to ooze talent
    I once washed some new bedroom curtains only to find they should have been dry cleaned.
    Truly a blonde moment!! Yes I am blonde too !!
    Not to be thawted I bought some voile drapes and let them hand slightly below the hem of the curtains... Looks really good, thankfully.
    Can't wait to see your completed project Denise, it's all looking grand 1
    Love Di xx
    ABCW team,

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  19. Beautifully done. I remember the days of having to do my parents' entire lawn with a mower like that.

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  20. I want a mower like this, but can't find one. so we pay a man to do our lawn.

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Thank you for your comments, always nice to know somebody has taken the time to let me know what they think.

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