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You know that lately I have been backyard dreaming. Longing for days of margarita sipping and sun soaking. So obviously when Sherry, Katie, Renee, and Emily announced the Spring Pinterest Challenge my attention went straight out the window.
My original plans were to build a grotto ala Mr. Hefner but Tim put his foot down when I said the only bunnies making an appearance would be furry.
So I turned my attention to a few of my favorite pins. We already have a welcome mat surplus, so I started making plans to bring color into our backyard oasis in other ways. Enter stage left, the wooden wind chimes. I have a weak spot in my heart for the tink tink of a wooden chime. You too? Well, here let’s make them together. Go put your patience pants on, and bring a pair for me too. I began by painting one little chime while sitting on the floor. Then it dawned on me, I would be painting one chime at a time and holding it until it was fully dry so that I didn’t get paint everywhere and ruin my project. Then I put on my thinking cap.
I grabbed some yarn and hung the chimes from a hook in our ceiling. My smartest move to date, thank goodness for thinking caps.
I used my thumb to pull the chime out and give it a quick thin coat, then let it dry for a hot minute. On to the next one. I will not lie to you and tell you this project is incredibly easy and you can finish it in ten minutes. These windchimes took over my life for seven hours.
It was as close as I have been to throwing in the proverbial towel, especially when I decided that you couldn’t see the orange and red paint well enough.
So those chimes needed to be sanded and repainted in the “cool” colors. There may have been a nervous breakdown, or at least a lot of ice cream consumed. Luckily, the result was marvelous and I couldn’t be happier.
I have already hung them up and forced Tim to sit outside with me admiring their cheery disposition. I just can’t get enough.
Are you a fan of windchimes?
DIY anything neato lately?
Need a gallon of ice cream?