Dutch Windmill Revamped!
My DH surprised me 25+ yrs. ago bringing home a red & white Dutch Windmill that had been handmade by a retired man. It has sat in our front yard (over the septic tank spot) forever! It's been repainted over the yrs...original R&W colors & DH practically re-built the whole thing probably 10 yrs ago or so.
Anyway, it needed re-vamped ...so to fit more my current style of rusty, old, antique, & more natural, etc. etc. I painted it a medium brown a couple weeks ago...then DH & I scoured places for "copper"...wow! That was an eye-opener! Very expensive! So after awhile, we decided on buying a roll of "copper flashing" from Menards (enough $$$) & yesterday he cut the pcs & we spent half a day "re-vamping!"
Here it is sitting in our front yard:
And here's a close-up...we put copper on the end of each blade, center square,& a small strip on the back arrow? plus on the roof...we glued & nailed the copper pcs. Boy, does the sunshine ever bounce off that copper! Love it!
DH made some repairs to it & so now it is saved again! I may add a little copper to the 2 windows which are just painted brown now. Calamity's copper on her castle inspired this re-vamping! Thanks, Calamity!
Hope you enjoy! Jeanne S.