sometimes a girl has to do what a girl has to do!
and this time, it was brick laying.
for about a year i have had two brick columns, dry stacked, in my garden.
since i have been making some money (burlap junktion), i thought i would hire someone to do this small project for me. i explained my project to him and he said no problem.
but this (pillar on the right) is what he left me with...
seriously? you are proud of that?!
when i said it was "a little more rustic than i had envisioned" he assured me that
it was because i was using reclaimed bricks.
uh, how about it is because you used concrete instead of mortar?
what a mess i had on my hands.
i fired him and told him i could not pay him for the work he had done.
then i started chipping off all the concrete and tackled the job myself.
the pillar on the left is the one that i did. with the same 'reclaimed' bricks.
mind you, i have never in my life done any brick work.
but with the right materials, and some determination
i am thrilled with the end result.
so here is to all you girls out there who think you can't
just use some common sense, prayers and determination.
this job was back breaking, but nothing that a hot shower didn't cure.
what projects have you tackled ...that you thought you couldn't?