At the beginning of 2017 I became the volunteer Artist-in-Residence @ Arlington Court National Trust Devon - Watch out for my posts about it.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Found a lump of wood on the beach the other day


This one, must have been part of a palette, but we have a new use for it








After a bit of cleaning up, removing the nails
 and then sanding down

- Polished up with some briwax -




Then Graham got to work with a drill



Helped by his trusty assistant!










and a bit of sawdust later
I end up with

a

PAINT BRUSH STAND










fits in nicely 

perfect job

- Thanks Graham and William -





20 comments:

  1. Ooooooohhh what a great idea, beautiful!!!

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    1. Graham spied this on the beach a couple of days before we retrieved it, so glad he saw it :)

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  2. What a lovely treasure! Great job.

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    1. Absolutely, I'm so pleased with it :)

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  3. Brilliant job. I used that Briwax original on the bedroom floor. Aren't the fumes dreadful!

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    1. It can be strong, but in small doses I quite like it, lol :)

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  4. Brilliant! (goes well with the wooden wine box I see in the background..... ;)

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    1. Oh nothing gets past you Robin, ignore the paint brush, see the wine box, lol 😂

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  5. What a great find, and I love that its been so perfectly repurposed! And I had no idea that William was a working dog!! ;-)

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    1. We take any help we can get these days Kim, even William!!! lol ;)

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  6. That is really clever, recycling at it's very best. You are so lucky to have a resident handyman and assistant :)

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    1. Well, the four legged handyman kept getting in the way, has to know exactly what's happening!! lol

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    1. I'm really pleased with the result, it's so useful :)

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  8. This made me smile...great idea!

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    1. I'll get everyone looking for chunky pieces of wood now, lol :)

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  9. Hard to pack into your "plein aire" painting bag though......

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  10. fantastic!
    character and beauty you just can't buy from a store.
    and your two boys making it for you!
    now I just have to get used to thinking 'graham' instead of DAD! LOLOL!

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    1. Haha, he's dad so often for William isn't he 😆

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