Sometimes in my wanderings I come across some amazing piece of junk that I decide I simply MUST have. Hubby goes right along with, even encourages my obsession for this chippy, shabby stuff.
It’s not that he is overly fond of my purchases himself but he loves me and is therefore most willing to indulge my Old Things New habit. Still . . . sometimes I can’t help but wonder if he isn’t compensating for the fact that his “stuff” is a whole lot more expensive than mine. Things like electronic gadgets, fancy tools, more fishing poles, . . . boats. Is it wrong of me to question his motives? Shhh . . . we won’t tell him because we LIKE his generosity. We kinda’ like the boat too.
This weathered old corbel was one of those must-haves. I didn’t have any idea how I’d use it or where, so it has been moving from room to room, inside and out, until this Spring when we started pulling our backyard deck area together and making it into a “French Courtyard.” That’s when the idea bell went off in my head and an Outdoor Herb Shelf was born.
I felt that the edge of the board could use some embellishment to make it “Frenchier” so I did an online search and found the Frank Morrow Company who sells decorative metal banding by the foot.
I’m not sure what these tacks are meant to be used for but I found them in the garage and they were black so I thought they were perfect. I suppose hubby has them for some other, more expensive, purpose.
The metal banding was fairly easy to cut with metal snips and the angles were made by hand bending them over the edge of the board, then stepping on the bend to make a sharper edge. With shoes of course.
Quick and easy projects like this one make me happy and a happy wife makes a happy hubby.
What outdoor projects are you doing this Spring?
Blessings friends 😉
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