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I spotted an old old old boat in an antiques store in Balgowlah, NSW. So happened it belonged to a stall owned by my husband’s aunt. So I got it as an house-warming gift :)
‘Course… this is almost 16 months ago now…
I know that some people actually like the rustic, rust, spots etc… but I do lke vintage pieces that are clean. So, my boat, my call, right? :)
There was no way I’m displaying the tired blue boat with its moldy now-brown-then-white sails.
I added another coat of undercoat to really cover the blue.
Yellow! Was there ever any doubt as to the colour chosen?
The boat came with a base. So I painted that as well…
I got the Husband to hang the yellow boat on its freshly painted hot pink base and holder above our TV with some wall brackets.
For almost 16 months it’s been sitting up there without the third and final sail… I chose bright yellow-andsomethingorother vintage fabric/napkins for my sail… happy happy yacht! (Thanks mum-in-law for making the sails for me!! I have no sewing machine!)
It’s finally completed! TODAY!
(A month before we have to LEAVE this place!!!)