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Rainjustlearning

Some of the poster from the Beeb boards will remember the chairs that I painted,  well this is the garden table I've done this is as it was before I let loose with my jig saw and paint pots.

http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/rainjustlearning/Garden%20August%202011/IMG_0370.jpg

 This is it now

http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/rainjustlearning/IMG_0540.jpg

 I like some colour in the garden when I'm sat outside in the Summer ,  judging by the one we've just had maybe the table will be bright enough next year .

nutcutlet

That's lovely. Much more cheerful.

Very clever. Im going to try to make a seat at the allotment. Is it possible to make one out of wood pallets?

jo4eyes

Rain- the 2cnd image of the painted table hasnt come up for me. Just a message about it being deleted?? Jo4.

 

sotongeoff

Jo-try pressing the refresh key-F5

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Hello

I can't see picture I tryed F5 key not work for me

Hello Maud is in the garden

A video joe swift making a bench out of a pallet

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00946rg 

There was an article in gardeners world magazine a while ago possibly October issue about making a pallet bench get thrifty by Dave Hamilton

You could also look at google images for ideas

sotongeoff

Odd-these techie thing always intrigue me-on IE the image is not displayed yet on Firefox it is- in all its glorious technicolour

jo4eyes

Nope still not see it- am on firefox too. J.

sotongeoff

Try pressing Ctrl and F5 buttons together-if that doesn't work-stuck

What a nice lot of plants in the picture easy fill hanging baskets as well, I have one of those easy fill basket but did not do that well as plants were a bit small to get big enough to cover basket and slugs kept eating the plants.

What does the table look like?

Stiil can't see pic I am on firefox

sotongeoff

And now it has gone for me now-Rain ???

jo4eyes

Still no joy.

Knowing Rain & her skills/paintbox bet it does look good.... J.

I have sent a message to Rainjustlearning to see if the picture can be posted another time

I would like to see it

Rainjustlearning

http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/rainjustlearning/Bit%20of%20fun/IMG_0540.jpg

 Has it worked this time for you,  wonder why it didn't work as I did them both in the same manner.

Rainjustlearning
Gardengirl.. wrote (see)

What a nice lot of plants in the picture easy fill hanging baskets as well, I have one of those easy fill basket but did not do that well as plants were a bit small to get big enough to cover basket and slugs kept eating the plants.

What does the table look like?

Stiil can't see pic I am on firefox

These are my baskets from last year all of them are the Easy Fill type now I also have 6 wall baskets of the same bit fiddley but I just love the end results when they are growing.

http://s826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/rainjustlearning/Hanging%20Baskets%202010/?albumview=slideshow

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Wow!  What an amazing table.   The baskets do look good when fully flowering. 

Was the table painted with sample pots?    

I have painted my raised beds in many different colours after getting sample paint pots.

Rainjustlearning

The table was indeed painted with sample pots with equal PVA glue, I got 7 different ones as there was 7 slats on the table and I still have 7 pots full as it took really 1 full pot of paint but as you sort of made 2 pots and it took 1 pot to do the table I still have one left if you get my drift,  but one of the chairs I did last year the paint has peeled of which was my fault as I didn't sand it properly and painted it in full sun so it was drying before I could get the paint on,   I have done one of the slats in the same colour which I didn't realise at the time (it's the lime green one) so I can do that next year and I also rescued a plastic chair from a skip so I have the choice of 6 colours to use so watch this space.

Rainjustlearning

http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/rainjustlearning/Hanging%20Baskets%202010/IMG_0110.jpg

 Think the gremlins are about today,  above is tumbling toms 

http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/rainjustlearning/Hanging%20Baskets%202010/IMG_0109.jpg

 Fuchsia's with a sunflower growing out the top

http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/rainjustlearning/Hanging%20Baskets%202010/IMG_0114.jpg

 Petunia's

http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/rainjustlearning/Hanging%20Baskets%202010/IMG_0131.jpg

 

http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/rainjustlearning/Hanging%20Baskets%202010/IMG_0399.jpg

 Nepeta and Geraniums

http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/rainjustlearning/Hanging%20Baskets%202010/IMG_0133.jpg

 

 

Rainjustlearning

The link for the hanging baskets isn't working either ho hum so did it the hard way,  hope you like them,  they are from 2011 as this year was a wash out 

Hello

Really like the Petunia's hanging basket that how mine should of looked but did not a nice ball of differnt colours but will have to try another time, they all look nice.

I think the table looks good as they do look slightly different colours.

I have a cream raised bed which looks good but when it rains the dirt splashes up the sides so needs a wash and paint every so often, but when the grass gets put down around it might be better less dirt looking.

I have a purple raised bed like the colour on the end slat of the table nice and bold.