New Project

While there’s not much progress to report on my knitting projects, I do have a new non-knitting project that I’m quite excited about.

It’s currently hard rubbish season in some neighbouring suburbs, and yesterday we came across this:


I have been pining for this style of outdoor setting for a few years, so I was delighted when the (now ex) owner gave us the OK to take it off their nature strip. Granted, there is only one chair and two of us, but it’s a start.

Matt was initially hesitant to take them, but I think I talked him round when I mentioned cups of tea, morning sunshine and programming outside. This, I’m hoping, will speed up the restoration process.


They obviously need a lot of TLC, particularly the table. The slats on the chair seem to be salvageable, but the wood on the table needs to be replaced. I am a bit concerned about rust, but we’ll see how it looks after a sandblast.


The things I love the most about them in their current state is seeing all the colours they’ve been in their lives. As for their future colour(s), you’ll just have to stay tuned!

2 Responses to “New Project”

  1. Michelle Says:

    It looks lovely! I can imagione nice cups of tea and late summer breakfasts around it. Be careful with the old paint – it could have lead, so use a paint stripper rather than sandpaper. But if you’re sandblasting you won’t have to worry about that!

    Is it warming up down your way? We’re about to have a lovely warm(ish) weekend here!

  2. Lea Says:

    Oh I miss those being in Canberra – I am glad you are finding things to make house down there. I have a set like that in about the same condition from my Gran and I love it.

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