Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Chores!


In Britain, we say that We have jobs to do when we refer to do it yourself or housework.
I prefer the more Americanised word of chores.
Chores sounds more friendly.
Today I have fixed up a knackered old vintage cooler cupboard. The dog bites on the legs couldn't be disguised too well, but the door now closes and the fabric panels now fill the old ripped wire screens and the whole thing looks a tiny bit tidier.

I'm thinking of buying myself a tool belt! 

41 comments:

  1. Very nice work, indeed! Be careful, though. I was refinishing an arts and crafts style oak library desk which belongs to my husbear. He would walk by, occasionally, for inspection and Hmmmm here and Hmmmm there while I sanded and sanded and stained and sanded and polyurethaned and sanded and polyurethaned and sanded and finally waxed and buffed and waxed and buffed and waxed and buffed. Toward the end of my sentence he walks into the garage and drops a beaten up old, oak plant stand on my work table and just walks away. Not a word about whether I'd do it, which he knew I would, or how he wanted it done, which he knew I'd do just like the desk. Just to show him who's boss that's exactly what I did.

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    1. I have completed this with The Prof safely in London !

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  2. I love it , especially the curtains !
    You most certainly do need a tool belt. Wear it low on the hip, walk with a swagger to complete the look :)

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  3. you're so butch! :)
    looks loverly!

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  4. I think 'chores' sounds like a punishment, I much prefer 'jobs' (although not in Glasgow.......any Glaswegian reader can tell you why).
    The cupboard looks lovely, perfect for a cottage! X

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  5. The dog chew marks are 'character'.

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  6. Good job! You do very nice work, John. It's quite neat.

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  7. Clever you. It looks really good.

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  8. The idea of a tool belt sounds nice. Warm greetings!

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  9. That looks bloody lovely. I'd have it in my kitchen any day. Better go and get that tool belt!

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    1. Me too ! In fact, I want that !

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  10. Love it!!

    Yes the chewed legs add character, we still have reminders of Charley around the place.

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  11. ...a tool belt and a tool bench and a tool kit!

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    1. Mr. Gray is SO butch!

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  12. And it's such a good luck when the tool belt pulls your britches down to show your butt crack. Very, very manly and attractive to all sexes!

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  13. You need a utilikilt ;) :)

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    1. HAHAHHAHA..utilikilt..HAHAHAHH

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    2. LOVE utilkilt. Brilliant.

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  14. Looks good John, yet another string to your bow, you clever lad !

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  15. What a lovely little cupboard! Well done you. x

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  16. Nice addition to your cottage kitchen I would say.

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  17. Lovely cupboard and a tool belt does sound like a good idea.

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  18. We call them safes and every farmer/country house has one to hang the pheasants after the shoot, out of the way of the fox and the dogs and, importantly, the flies. I had one at my last house and the buyers said they would like it so I left it for them. My mother had one and in the winter it always had a brace or two of pheasants ready for our next meal. I don't have one here.xx

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    1. A safe ! Now that does ring a bell

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    2. We would call such a cupboard a pie safe, meant to keep freshly baked pies out of harm's way.

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  19. I found a chandelier at the dump that I want to put solar light fixtures in so I can add it to my slowly growing collection of garden lights. It's a heavy bastard though so I will have to select a strong tree to hang it from, I guess.

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  20. Does a tool belt have spikes in the sheath part?

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  21. Tool belts too often go with ghastly old work trousers and a butt-crack in evidence! I hope not John!!

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    1. Well i tick all the boxes then

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  22. You do nice work, or should I say, good job, John!

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  23. Is that Mary waiting for you to finish so that she can get on with cutting her teeth on the cupboard legs.
    Nice job.

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  24. Chores sound very laborious to me. I'd rather do a few jobs.

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  25. Good on you John, well done.

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  26. Crikey ...... good job. If you need a few more teeth marks on the legs I'm available. Wood is good, aye??

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  27. I know someone with an unnatural attraction to men in jeans and a tool belt, he would make a pass at you.

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  28. Always like a man in a tool belt. :) Chew marks on my stuff are kind of a reference library to each puppy we've had over time, some now gone on to pastures new. I would never rub them out!

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  29. Oh, just stick the tools in the pockets of your apron. That's what I do.

    I love that cabinet.

    Growing up in NYC, we also called chores "jobs to do." Until I met Jerry (from South Dakota), I never knew people still used the word chores!

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  30. I have a honey-do list that contains chores. Some are jOBS.

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  31. I've always used "chores" to describe the regular jobs around the house that kids have to do. So, emptying the trash would be a chore, but making or fixing something would be called a project, which I think gives it more dignity. Beautiful job on the cupboard whatever you call it.

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