Thursday, May 8, 2014

TLC Needed

 Peeling picket fence

This fence needs help!  Grab a brush, a pail of paint and hurry over.

Closeup skewed

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55 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

No thanks!
It may need more than a lick of paint by the look of it.

eileeninmd said...

Great fence find, this fence is in need of help..Have a great day!

Revrunner said...

Patina, EG. That's patina. No paint required. ;-)

Leora said...

The fence in my backyard looks like that. But before I get a chance to paint it, I need to paint my front steps. And before I get a chance to do that ... so it goes.

Reminds me of Tom Sawyer.

Andy said...

Nice shot. Where is Tom Sawyer when you need him? :)

Roan said...

I think some sandpaper might be a good place to start. It would be nice all painted in white, but it has character as it is.

William Kendall said...

I was thinking the same thing. Tom Sawyer needs to con some of his friends into doing it.

Anvilcloud said...

You spotted this deterioration nicely.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

It is a nice find and I wouldn't mind painting it. It needs a good sanding would be the hard part.

georgettesullins said...

Now that is a genuine picket fence. Yes, I would bring some sandpaper, too, to be sure the new paint sticks. Lovely photos.

Susan said...

It's seen a lot in its time by the look of it !!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...either a sand blaster to remove all the old paint and get nothing but wood showing, OR get Tom Sawyer to white wash it.

TexWisGirl said...

even scraping first wouldn't help, i don't think! makes a great photo, though!

thanks, cameragirl!

see you there! said...

Looks like it might be beyond help. It makes a wonderful photo though.

Darla

cieldequimper said...

Yes it does but it's till very photogenic!

Lowell said...

Greetings, EG. Hope things are going OK up your way! I'm back posting (at least intermittently)...and I appreciate your visit!

This poor fence needs more than a brush, methinks. A brush and some white paint would help, but sometimes one needs to start all over!

Karen S. said...

Oh yeah, of course, and I'll grab a scrapper too! Brushes in hand and ready to paint!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Agreed it need some TLC but it sure is charming the way it is! Love the yellow door! Cool click EG!

marilyn said...

Picket fences....love them brand new...love them weathered down. Great photo!

carol l mckenna said...

Great texture and beauty in the photography ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol ( A Creative Harbor)

Small City Scenes said...

Oh I love a white picket fence---at least I think it is supposed to be one. MB

Linda W. said...

Nice shots of a old fence.

Amy Burzese said...

It does need some TLC, doesn't it. But, it's still pretty in my book.

RedPat said...

It's the kind of chore that you tend to put off!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

It does need help but I think I will let someone else do it. Great photos!

Judy said...

Might be too late for some of those pickets. I like that first shot, very pretty.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

It looks like Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn are needed there! A good coat of paint and it will be great!

llandudnopictures said...

I think new timber may be required to correct this one!

Indrani said...

Nice shots.
I too feel Tom Sawyer's absence. :)

Ruth Kelly said...

Oh my, it sure needs a good coat of paint.

Mama Zen said...

Definitely needs some TLC!

Karen said...

I like the "weathered" look!

Gail Dixon said...

I think the peeling paint gives it character. But, if it was my fence, I'd have to do something. White fences are pretty, but a pain to maintain.

Lisa Gordon said...

I really like the peeling paint.
It gives it so much wonderful texture.

Carver said...

The fence could use a coat of paint but I kind of like the way it looks. I have a weakness for anything in disrepair. I find beauty in the ragged.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Very 'Shabby Chic' - somebody would love this fence to decorate a wall with! :) Karen

Ileana said...

Good shots!

Rose said...

Just the perfect job for Tom Sawyer! I know it needs paint, but I also love it as is.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Been there, done that...HARD work. I sure do love that yellow front door on the house behind the fence!

Judy said...

Need someone with a scraper, or a power brush first!!! I love the texture of peeling paint!

Karen said...

Great shot, the fence needs a lot of work.

Stephanie said...

Fabulous shot! I like the rustic look of this fence.

Sue said...

Get Tom Sawyer over there! And Huck Finn, too.

;)

Randy said...

That fence needs some love.

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow, these pictures make me want to get out my scraper. I like the scraping but not the painting. lol Nice pictures.

orchid Miyako said...

Oh, your captions gave me a smile. Yes, makes me want to paint the fence:-)

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Halcyon said...

It would look so pretty freshly painted!

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely weathered fence but I think it need a 'lick of paint'!

Haddock said...

Reminds me of Tom Sawyer and how he got his fence painted.

Brian King said...

Wow, that does need some attention! Great old fence, though!

Jack said...

A fence like this is so charming as a subject of photography, but it doesn't work with a well-maintained property.

Raggedy Creations said...

Sure does need a little help but makes a great rustic photo.

Raggedy Creations said...

Yes it could use a little help but makes a great rustic capture.

Alica said...

A little (or maybe a lot) of TLC would go a long way! Picket fences can be so pretty!

kelley jensen said...

It reminds me of the fence my grandpa built around his yard. Since it was wood he had to repaint it often.

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