Monday, 26 September 2011

No 1 son's project.......

We're not the only people in the household with projects. No 1 son has a passion for restoration too, except his projects are somewhat larger than ours, usually cars or buildings! I'm sure it's our own fault for indulging his passion for model cars and lego when he was a tot.

Well here it is.........


It's been several weeks of very hard labour for him, but what a result! It was a non-runner with endless mechanical and bodywork problems, but he has persevered and now it is fully roadworthy and has passed the MOT test. It still needs a front end re-paint, but that's non-essential cosmetic work as far as he's concerned and will have to wait until more funds are available. I heard it running this morning.....mmmmmm, a Rover V8, just like a quietly purring big cat. We're very proud of his achievement, this is the third car he's either restored or rebuilt. Well done son!!!

Meanwhile we're plodding on - remember the chair frame that needed refinishing last week? Well here it is now waiting for the cane to be replaced.


I also spent some time over the weekend making a couple more footstool frames from scratch using some hazel from our garden and some recycled bits and pieces that we've gathered together over the years.





We're going to put a really fancy top on this one to contrast with the simplicity of the frame. The second of these frames is in pieces in the background of the photo, one of the legs has two branches and looks like a pair of jeans to me, so it's been christened the "Denims" stool!

Back to the mundane for today though, more "Habitat" cane panel seats.......

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4 comments:

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

I love Bergere furniture, and a big fan of Art Deco. Both posts are really interesting. Many thanks.

Jill

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

Must be wonderful being able to breathe life back into an object. Obviously something in your family's genes!

Wendy said...

I love reading your blog - I love objects with a history & it's lovely you're bringing something back to being useable.

Picto said...

A great bit of restoration and a great car, well done to your son.
I love the name of the 'Denims' stool.

Jan x