Thursday, May 18, 2017

Little Chapel in the Field and Garden Bikes



I have had a bike and a tricycle for several years. . .intending to paint them for our  backdoor garden. . .I never got around to it. . .When I ran across them this year, I decided to just blindly start with the paint and let inspiration take over. . .I was as surprised as anyone when it led me to a fairly 'PLAIN AND SIMPLE'  result. . .a vintage peach box. . .a wreath of barbed wire. . .a couple of Rosemary plants. . .a little hay. . .and my favorite Simplify sign. . .












Even more surprised to realize I had the makings of a unique sundial. . .









I bought the sundial years ago and have used it in the past as a bucket top. . .It's a nice change. . . Speaking of which. . .remember the LITTLE CHAPEL GARDEN HOUSE in Missouri that I shared with your several years ago?


With that garden house as inspiration, we started another project. . .our own LITTLE CHAPEL IN THE FIELD. . .Damage from the wind/tornado/storms a few weeks ago on our own smaller storage building included the need to replace the porch. . .Instead of rebuilding as it was. . .we decided it was a good opportunity to create a farm style chapel. . .

STORAGE BUILDING BEFORE



We have worked on it a little at a time, sneaking in a few moments here and there. . .Still have more to do-obviously-but it's beginning to take shape. . .When finished, we'll paint the 'chapel' and the ironwork white and add a little landscaping--farm style. . .For a while, it will continue to serve us for storage but in the future, we plan to add the pews, piano, podium, and songbooks from a 1920s local church that was torn down a few years ago.

If you would like to see the progress of the LITTLE CHAPEL IN THE FIELD, I try to up-date at Facebook often. . .Add us to your LIKES or FAVORITES at: DUNCAN FARMSTEAD FACEBOOK PAGE . . .and follow along. . .


Wait til you see what we're doing to the rest of the HISTORIC DISTRICT. . .and there's a big ESTATE SALE coming soon. . .This Summer will be a busy one. . .but what Summer isn't? . .I tell John that's it's 'JOB SECURITY' . .(laugh)

. . .from our farmhouse to yours. . .



3 comments:

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

you're own little chapel... how sweet!

srpprcrftr said...

Your little chapel is taking shape already.Seems like you'll be guided by inspiration as to how it goes, sometimes the best way. Will look forward to seeing the progress and final reveal.Have wonderful weekend

Jann Olson said...

Dru, your bike turned out darling! I am just going to plant mine on Monday. Love the idea of the sundial on the tricycle too. I have both. May have to give it a try. Your little chapel is going to be absolutely fabulous!
hugs,
Jann

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