I’ve been fighting with a few urges to start projects recently. Whether it be new gardening blogs, changes to the way I podcast, or even a new businesses making plant pots out of old recycled tires I’ve been hankering to roll my sleeves up and do something new.
Ronseal got in touch with me the other day to tell me about a new DIY “I Did” competition where people send in photos of areas of their homes or gardens they want to transform. Twenty people are then chosen, given a bunch of Ronseal products, and given a month to get the job done.
Then the finished projects are put to the vote over on facebook and the winner gets a £1,000 prize and a Samsung DSLR camera. I you want to enter it you can do so on their facebook page
A couple of weeks ago my natural choice for this contest would have been our dilapidated wooden patio furniture set. But during the Easter holidays Amy and I gave it a bit of a facelift:
But there is something else I’ve been tempted to do for quite a while now. However I suspect it may be a task that would be beyond both my skills and the 1 month deadline given by the contest:
Build a shed made out of wooden pallets:
Isn’t it glorious?
It’s a scheme that’s kept me awake at night going over how I’d do it. I’d need to find a source of old pales of course – and an efficient way of transporting them home too (when I built my pallet compost bin I discovered I can only fit 2 in my car at a time). But it remains very tempting indeed though.