Thursday, 26 May 2011

the hapa haole hoco hula hut

Part 2 of Dad's Daughter: Shed and Shed Byproducts . . . Well, the paint has been chosen and applied and our new shed (now named "the hapa haole hoco hula hut") is well on its way to finding its own personality! Sure, it has to do some work along the way, housing shovels and weed-eaters, paint and wood scraps, but we'll be adding all kinds of other things to make it a proper clubhouse too -- starting with the chimnea just outside the front door and some repositioned garden art I painted two years ago.

Getting there...

Interior painted white to seal the wood and bring a little more light inside.
Poppy's still feeling guilty for killing a bumblebee and smashing a potato plant!

I did some extra work on the picket fence, giving it a coat of paint and lobbing off the tops that accentuated (even more) its uneven installation. But hey, it's living its third life now after taking it down when I replaced it with the new panels. According to our neighbor, it's as old as the hills and oak, so I couldn't bring myself to get rid of it. Besides, as a Pacific Northwest native, I'm continuously shocked by the price of timber in the UK! So I also turned some of it into an enclosure for our compost pile.

The bike shed got the same paint as the hapa haole hoco hula hut and its little birch branch handle shined up nicely with two coats of varnish.

Bike shed made from the roof and door of the old shed.

All in all, I'm pretty derned pleased with this project! Stay tuned for the next one.
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Melanie said...

I absolutely LOVE IT!!! It makes me happy just looking at it, and I sure wish I had that same feeling when I look at my OWN backyard! :) I love you!!

ramey holsman said...

Thanks Melly! I just wish you guys could be here to enjoy it with us :-( I'll help you with your backyard when I'm there next! I love you too!!!