Something old …. something new!

Months ago we decided  one weekend to rebuild a feature of the house that was carelessly thrown away by the builders.

It was a curved timber batten ‘skirt’ for the front of the house.  Curved or arched battens are a very typical feature that you would see on a house of similar age to our home here in Queensland.

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We were in the process of pulling down the front fence and decided that because the timber was still in very good condition, we could build the skirt out of it.

PicMonkey Collage

So the first photo is the old picket fence, followed by Mr F (the little bumble bee is to cover up his undies that were showing)!. The third and fourth photos are before and after the arch was cut.

PicMonkey Collage

And lastly what it looks like now.  In the fourth photo Mr F is about to start on another smaller skirt for the side of the porch.


10 thoughts on “Something old …. something new!

  1. Joanne S says:

    The arch really adds a finished touch to the front of the house. It’s nice that you were able to repurpose the wood in this way. It is all coming along rather nicely!

  2. I love the deep grey with yellow and pink touches! I’m a fan of restoring homes to their original glory, and what a great way to reuse the fence!

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