I want to take a welding class but everytime I tell my husband he gets a look of sheer terror on his face so I don't pursue it.
I know he is thinking "so the backyard will be filled with all kinds of rusted metal garbage AND she will kill herself OR she will burn her arm off or something," but he doesn't actually express these thoughts. He just looks at me with big, scared eyes and says, "ummmm.... sure...that s-s-s-sounds like ....ummm.... a g-g-good i-d-d-ea!"
I figure that if one of my ideas reduces my husband to stuttering he is probably not a fan!
Whenever I am off on my American Picker Wannabe stuff I am always looking for metal stuff that I don't have to weld.
My parents live in a retirement area and there are usually really good garage and estate sales there.
One afternoon I was going my parents and I saw someone with a u-haul packing up a bunch of stuff in the driveway.
I stopped to see if there was anything cool left.
There wasn't. Or at first glance I thought there wasn't.
But then I saw some cool metal spikey things leaning against the garage wall. I think they are probably cultivator discs.
I asked about them and the guy said "no-one wants those...you can have them all for five bucks!"
So I brought all six of them home!
I wanted to hang them on the stone wall in our family room above the mantel...like sculpture.
But they are ridiculously heavy and my husband started to s-s-s-tutter so I abandoned that idea.
So they languished in the garage in all their innocent metal sweetness for a while...causing swearing whenever anyone ran into them accidentally...causing more swearing when my husband had to move them around to clean the garage.
And one day when I was taking a bath I had a Eureka! moment.
And I finally thought of hanging them in our bathroom courtyard and they look super cool there. And that is my American Picker Wannabe find...and I sure hope you don't stutter when you leave me a comment.
Oh! And if you don't know what American Picking is all about just click here to read a post on it!
PS I don't live in a castle. My house is about 40 years old with some cool, quirky stuff in the design. The master bathroom is huge with a garden tub and a big picture window right beside it. There is a little "courtyard" area right beyond the window so there is privacy...maybe 6' x 11'.