Sunday, 1 June 2008

Save the elephant

I spent the evening restoring an old white elephant. When I first bought it 15 years ago, it was a beautiful white colour. After leaving it on the porch for so long, and being exposed to the elements, its coat of paint has chipped off in many areas.


Using sandpaper, I sand down the flaky surface until smooth, thinking perhaps I could repaint and restore it to its former glory.

After a good wipe down, it looks handsome with the woody patches. I'm sure it'll be happy to be in the patio garden, scars and all.

4 comments:

charlie hotel said...

It's a patchyderm!

JYankee said...

indeed it is...i bet it will look great...along with all the other cool furniture you've been gathering here and there!

Nick Phillips said...

Looks like you did a good job with it :D

The World According To Me said...

I'm sure it's a very happy elephant!