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Friday, August 19, 2011

"It Needs a Bigger Tree!"

I heard no "Thank you for the safety rails!" No "Nice work, Casey!". After spending the morning building the wrought iron...(wood) railings to go around the top of the trailer, all I got was the title of this entry...

I managed to find just enough channel molding to make the railings. I had about a quarter of an inch left over....Don't tell anybody, but I had to make the garden portion a bit smaller than I was going to. But now that I have it done, I kind of like it.As you can see, I cut the channel molding to the length that I needed for each si

de. One top and one bottom piece for each. Then I tore apart one of those handy dandy bamboo place mats. I cut those in two and a half inch pieces.

I then marked the channel at one inch intervals. I glued the uprights between the top and bottom rails. The corner posts were cut at 3" so that I would have a bit of room underneath the bottom rail to sweep the dirt off of the roof.

When I had it all glued together, I painted it black and put it in place.

I put the plants in place and the Terrible Two came to look.

They completely ignored me. Zar perched on the corner of the fence and Tessie ventured out a couple of steps.

They had the poor little apple tree in the center of the garden area. I hate to admit it, but they were right. It needs a bigger tree. The little one is hard to see.

I went and borrowed the orange tree out of the mid century modern room.

Zar put it in the corner....They were right for once. Much better....In fact, perhaps even a bit larger would look good.

That only means that I will be stuck(pardon the pun)gluing on foliage, leaf by leaf, for hours. I don't trust them with the glue. If they did it, they would attempt to glue one another to the side of the trailer or something even worse. And I am sure that they could come up with something even worse.

I still have to do the railing up the stairs on the other end of the trailer....No more channel molding. I will have to think on this problem whilst sticking on leaves.

See you tomorrow.

9 comments:

Lucille said...

It's more than adorable. That little enclosure looks so comfortable. The railing is just perfect. Yesterday, I forgot to tell you how much I love Zar's little pumpkin patch!

Claudia said...

As always, you amaze me! Love the whole thing and I think Zar and Tessie do, too!

xo
Claudia

Minteriors said...

Fabulous!!! The roof "garden" is just perfect. I agree, the larger tree is the right size.

Minka's Studio said...

This is really grand! I love it! I agree the larger tree looks better and something even a touch larger than the orange tree would be nice. The "tent" is quite stunning! I want to move in but then I'd be bugging you for a hammock! LOL!

Kathi said...

Great looking railing. Love the tree. I've been wondering how I might make wrought iron railings.
Thanks!

Audra said...

'The Terrible Two' Thats funny!

Judith said...

The garden area looks great Casey. In fact, the whole thing looks great, and I love the pavilion! Judith x

Chris P's Minis and More said...

wow Casey you got a radio case!! It's what I ma hopinhg to find!!
awesome find for $3.00!!!

Pepi said...

Ohhh,maravilloso trabajo, te quedo fantastico,me encanta el toldo felicidades.