Wednesday, May 1, 2013

La brouette rouge ~

Some women crave jewels, candy, and luxurious lingerie, not that I don't enjoy all of these things but I also have a thing about tools and equipment, especially for the garden. And red wheelbarrows are my special weakness. So when I went to Costco last week and found that they had these beautiful  wheelbarrows well, I simply couldn't leave without one!
 It was heavy so they loaded it all in the car for me. It came in three parts: the handles, the actual metal bucket and a box full of as it turned out, lots and lots of nuts and bolts and a sheet of really bad directions.

I have never put a wheelbarrow together before and I must admit it was a bit daunting, but I got it done with everything in the right place and no leftover bits and pieces...

After I got it all assembled I put it on this cracked concrete pad adjacent to the's so shiny and new I hate to get it scratched and dirty ~ maybe I will fill it with potted plants and use it as a planter for the season.

Here she is my beautiful new brouette rouge...wheelbarrow sounds so lovely in french!

 With my new found skills I just might tackle assembling that garden cart that has been sitting boxed up in the shed for the past several years!
It's amazing what we can do when we have to.
Have a lovely day 
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  1. She's a beaut! Job well done on the assembly too. We need a new wheelbarrow. I might just have to visit our Costco soon.

  2. It's so cute in the garden Adrienne! I think it would look lovely filled with flowers. Looks like you might have to go buy another one you can mess up! Yay for you on your construction skills ♥ Have a lovely rest of your week ~ Rhonda

  3. Yeah, girl power! You did an amazing job, I bet it works just fine, too.
    Love the bright red color, it'll make your gardening even more fun. Enjoy!

  4. Oh mais je ne suis pas la seule à avoir usé de la brouette ! Hier jardinage +++, ce matin le dos rompu, les mains usées mais heureuse !
    Un enfant rêve toujours d'un beau vélo rouge. Pour vous ce fut une belle brouette rouge !
    Gros bisous

  5. I always want new clothes and jewelry and dishes, etc and I have a girlfriend
    who is always picking up tools at a yard sale
    I could never put anything together like your shinny new wheel barrow, not good with tools at all

  6. Congratulations! That is quite an accomplishment!

  7. Oh I love my brouette rouge! Yours is a beauty, so shiny and new. You found out you have skills! Congrats!

    Linda at The French Hens Nest

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  9. Kudos for you! Job well done, I fear there's no stopping you now. Thanks for your kind visit and words of encouragement. Have a great gardening weekend, Ginger

    Had to delete my typo!


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