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Happy New Year

I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas and are looking forward to a glorious New Year!
I have been keeping busy in my yard during the holidays. I've got the walls up on my new shed pirate store that I'm building. The back wall facing the neighbors house is finished with a light beige paint job. The rest of the pirate store is going to be painted to look like it was built with aged wood. I found two long 5' windows that I am going to incorporate into the design so that there is plenty of natural light streaming in. I also bought a vintage chandelier for $40 to hang inside. Although, it is awfully cute--- I may end up hanging it in my house!
I've also been working on the rubber band shooting gallery that I started on long ago. It is slow going because it is so COLD outside. I don't work well in the cold! I've been saving the lids off of cat food cans to use for part of the shooting gallery. I used really small hinges that I screwed to wooden paint sticks which I then stapled to the tin can lids to create a "shoot it down" target of sorts. I think it turned out great--- so now I've got to paint and add some more targets to this one area. Here is the shooting gallery from a distance. It still needs a lot of work to get it finished, but it is slowly getting there.
The base of the shooting gallery itself was created with an opening to showcase some pirate odds and ends. This is it in the beginning stages of being decorated.... It still needs a lot of loot and other sparkly treasures to finish it off. Lastly, I'll tuck in some moss to give it an aged pirate look.

I found some small wooden barrels that I am going to stack in this one side area to be shot down. To the left of the barrels, in the next section, I drilled holes in the wood shelves/inserts and I'm going to add some golf tees to hold ping pong balls to be shot down. It is still a big work in progress.

Of course, I had to stage the top of the shooting gallery too. I have a HUGE surplus of things to pull from. I have been buying things and setting them aside to use for different areas of my yard, its nice to be able to grab stuff and incorporate it when the mood strikes.

I also painted and added some pearls and rhinestones to a skull that had been sitting in amongst some plants for years. I am going to add some green moss to the skull once the weather gets warmer. The paint job isn't so garish in person, it is very subtle~
I hear it is going to be in the mid 60's next week! *woot-woot* I am hoping to get both the windows installed and the roof on.... and the side walls put on... and... and... dare I say it? FINISHED next week. It probably won't be finished next week... but it'll be close!
big hugs,
 

8 comments:

Jeanie said...

Good for you, Cheryl! I admire that so much and it will be just fabulous!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Cheryl, you've been busy and it looks like a fun project.
Happy New Yeat to you too.
Hugs

Tammy said...

You are always up to some project ... big or small. :) I don't do cold either. So glad our winter has been mild so far. Deserts and concrete buildings can be bone chilling. Have a good weekend. Tammy

Jann Olson said...

How fun! I can't wait to see it all completed. We cleared an area up on our hill to build a garden shed this Spring. Right now it's buried under snow.
hugs,
Jann

Jann Olson said...

How fun! I can't wait to see it all completed. We cleared an area up on our hill to build a garden shed this Spring. Right now it's buried under snow.
hugs,
Jann

Diannia said...

It's looking fantastic! Can't wait to see it in person. Hope to see you at my house tonight!

Little Treasures said...

Happy New Year Cheryl!

jacque4u2c said...

Looks like a fun project - I can't wait to see it all done!!!!