Monday, April 7, 2014
I Have Shingles...
But first, I have to show you the latest basket experiment from last night. I bought a basket with a metal frame at the thrift shop yesterday. Last night I tore all of the ugly plastic like wicker off of it and started covering it with magazine reeds.
The handle isn't lopsided, it swivels. It wasn't right on center. I ran out of reeds when I was all done except for half a handle...Rats! Now I have to go make more reeds to finish just that little bit.
Now about the shingles... I painted the roof brown this morning, so that the cracks between the shingles won't show raw wood.
Zar and Tessie are just wandering around holding their noses. I am to the next step now.
The piece to the far left is the raw wood shingles. If you start at the right and go to the left, you will see how the shingles progress as you paint them with the solution...Curly and kind of orange....To finally flat and starting to turn gray...
I will let these dry completely and then start shingling...I hear a lot of people complain about shingling... Don't hate me...I enjoy doing it.
I cheated and left the shingles in the whole sheets, or as close as possible. I laid them out flat on the garbage bag and just painted them with an old paintbrush. It was a lot faster than when I do individual shingles and will be fine. I want old worn out, faded shingles, so no problem..
I have to go now and put them out on the porch. The whole house smells like pickles. Not pleasant, and when Walter gets back from golf, he won't be pleased...I don't think that he will buy it if I tell him that we are having pickles for lunch...Just pickles.
Back to work.
See you tomorrow.