Happy August friends! I’m b-a-a-a-ck!
I hope you’ve been having a wonderful summer. 🙂
It’s been a very hot and dry summer here so far, and I’ve been doing a lot of very unglamourous things around the house like cleaning from top to bottom, repainting trim to freshen it up, weeding the garden jungles, etc etc etc. All very necessary things, but totally not blogworthy.
But it hasn’t been all work and no fun, I have been taking some time to just kick back and enjoy with John by the pond, and I just did my first project in what feels like ages
Something not many people know about me is that I’ve always wanted to play the guitar… acoustic guitar… sitting around a bonfire. That sounds pretty much like heaven to me. I almost took lessons as a child, but it didn’t happen… I don’t remember why.
So when I found this guitar at the local flea market for $5 I knew it was meant for me. If I can’t play one myself I can at least listen to this one play for me, but first it needed a makeover.
I took it out to my portable garage painting station to give it some pink spray paint love.
Since I rediscovered my love of pink a few years ago I’ve been especially loving Krylon’s Watermelon Pink.
I hung it up on the fence that surrounds our back deck, and went looking for things that I could use to make it into a wind chime.
I found these brass music hanging thingies a while back and they’re perfect for this project.
To hang them I’ll be using some nylon covered stainless steel wire. You could easily use fishing line, but I’m using this stuff because it reminds me a bit of guitar strings. I also needed some crimp sleeves and a crimper.
To attach the wire I simply thread on a sleeve, put the wire through the brass loop, and then put the other end into the sleeve.
Using the crimper I press down on the crimp sleeve to make it tight.
This is what it looks like when it’s done. I crimped the sleeve three times and it’s super tight.
Here they are all done.
I attached the wire to the bottom tuning pegs the same way, using the crimp sleeves and crimper.
I would have preferred the music thingies to be silver coloured, but we thrifters can’t be choosers.
It felt so great to finally work on a blogworthy project again. At least I hope it’s blogworthy. 🙂
Thanks so much for reading and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!