Recently on the blog I mentioned a competition that Ronseal are running to win £1,000.
In nutshell Ronseal choose 20 contestants who have various bits of garden DIY to do. They give them enough paint, wood stain, varnish, etc to do whatever job it is – and then in one month they showcase all the different projects on their Facebook page and get people to vote for their favorite.
In a fit of stupidity I sent them an outline of project that’s been rattling around my head for a while – making a summerhouse out of recycled pallets.
Unfortunately Ronseal liked my idea and shortlisted me.
So now I actually have to do it.
And I have to finish it by 9pm on Sunday the 27th of May.
If I win I’m going to donate the prize money to The Joseph Salmon Trust (a charity that provides finical support to bereaved parents who have lost a child). Not that I’ll win of course because I suspect you have to have competed the project to do that (and probably have some DIY skills too).
Here’s the Facebook page for the contest. You’ll notice that some of the projects are “repaint my fence” or “revamp my garden furniture”. I suspect those people are slightly brighter than me.
I’m up for it though, and have been looking around for a new obsession for a while no so this will do nicely. I’m planning on documenting the build here, and will keep you updated about when you’ll be able to start voting too.
Here’s where the summerhouse will go, and also my entire stock of pallets.
I have some work to do.