Thursday, 17 July 2014

Another re-vamp jobby

Yes another project....

I saw a steamer trunk on ebay that was refurbed - basically canvas ripped off, sanded and sealed...and I wanted it

So safe in the knowledge I would win hands down, i left a reserve of £70 on the shill bidder, and waited for the notification I had won

Well, was a bit bloody ambitious as it actually sold for £235.  So back to the drawing board

For the pricely sum of £30 i got a trunk that would be the shape etc i needed, plus a lift out tray (dunno why, but this was on my list of NEED)

No idea if it had wood underneath it even, but was prepared to give it a go

So threw it in the shed for 2 weeks, before i was brave enough to take it out and tackle it

Nice hey?


Inside is a bit manky, and still need to do this


Scraping a bit to see if there is any wood underneath...


Oh, stuff it, just go for it...Gulp


Stripped, but loads of crappy bits stuck under all the banding.  Horrible job.  Fingers hurt :(


Sides look a bit rough :(


Bit of sanding and starting to look better :)


Stripped!!!



There is brass under the black catches


A coat of wax..


Just drying off now


And I'm pretty pleased with it!  Still need to glue one of the side handles, and line the inner.  Will update when its done (if ever)





Had it's first outing on an overnighter to Kingsbury Water Park


Just need to do the interior still....


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Tarquin does Nantcol...




Well it would have filled a whole blog if i tried to fit him in, so he gets his own entry here.....

A whole new adventure, sea, sand, rivers, his nephew Biscuit, guy ropes and tents for 10 days.  Doggy bliss

Rocks!!! Rocks!! WOW!



OK...So we start the day with coffee



So this will definitely keep the midges away? honest?



Splish splosh, paddling time



Wahhhahh I am the sand monster




Wahhh, is ruining my hair.  I shall tuck up my ears, like so



Woo hoooo...hold on...who's that coming?



Blummin great!!! Biscuit!!! Over here!!!



Brilliant these tent wing things, we can play under them 



and on them....


Lay still, I missed a bit of suncream...just here...



Give me a big kiss to say thank you...
...'yuk'



And i know they think it's just like a holiday romance...what....you're a boy as well?!


I know, I know, lets play dentists!!!  err yes Mr Biscuit, it seems to be one of your back molars...



I'll soon sort that out for you....sqshhhhhh......waahhahahaa...pmsl



ok ok it was just a joke....you can share my toy



Nope mum, not tired at all.  cmon cmon



wahhh not towel drying time



can we play in the river now, please please


mums drowning, we have to save her





Geroffff! Its my turn to be Lassie




Saved :)



Biscuit over here, I need help



Are you getting tireds yet? Shall we give in




Am knackereds....




The End





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