Something I love to do at the start of Spring is have my breakfast on the patio and I have been known to take a picture of the first day I can find it warm enough to do that each year.
This was the picture I took last year
and this was the picture that made me see that my patio furniture that I loved was not looking like it was loved but more like it had been neglected and was very, very rusty.
That day was the start of knowing that I had a hard job ahead of me and I would have to do a bit of thinking and planning to get my patio furniture back into good condition to enjoy using again because I did not want to have to buy a new set.
But where was I going to find out anything about restoring my table and chairs to a much nicer condition?
The internet of course and there we can find a site called HOMETALK
Now the only problem with this site is that there are so many interesting projects to read about and admire the before and after pictures from that I can forget just how long I browse around it.
Anyway I did get round to my own Patio Furniture restoration project eventually when I could get my husband home from work travels long enough to help me and I was very happy with my result.
Plus of course I followed some boards of others who had joined this site and have created some boards myself whilst also posting some projects.
A board on Hometalk is simply like a board on Pinterest where you can gather together projects that you are interested in. In Hometalk you clip a picture from a project unto your board just as you would pin a picture in Pinterest.
Last year I was asked to curate a board about Storage Options because I had posted about this subject on Hometalk and I had some fun doing that, so I was delighted when they asked me to curate this board
Then of course you can have a look at some other boards and projects while you are there and don't forget to follow me on Hometalk too.
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