Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Whale of a Tale

Back in 2008, we took an old propane tank and turned it into a whale to ride the waves next to the log boom at our cabin. Over the years, riding in the water and rubbing on the logs removed some of his paint and allowed rust to return.


Wayne brought Mr. Whale in to give him a redo. First, the bottom was painted with several coats of primer. Then his painted surface got a touch up. Fortunately, we saved all of the old paint and it was still in good condition.


Once Mr. Whale was finished, he got a boat ride back out to his place of honour on the log boom. There he swims in all seasons, and greets neighbours and visitors (we call them lookie loos) that come in and out of the Hole in the Wall.



Doesn't Mr. Whale look reborn? -- Margy

11 comments:

Stephanie said...

That looks pretty cool and great artwork!

Leslie: said...

This is amazing, Margy! Love the look and never mind those lookie loos...they're just jealous and very impressed!

leslie
abcw team

lindaakacraftygardener said...

What a neat idea, I'm sure there are lot of lookie loos checking that out.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Mr. Whale looks terrific. What a grand idea. I'd come be a lookie loo if I saw him floating out there.

Cheapchick said...

Great recycle!

Carver said...

What a fun whale of a tale. Looks great out there on the water. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Ann said...

MR. Whale is a real LOOKER.
ann

Cristina Pop said...

Oh that looks so cool! Great work!

Roger Owen Green said...

Why does this remind me of the Seattle Seahawks logo?

Suzy said...

That's a great tale of a whale. And Mr Whale does look grand.
Dropping by from the ABC Wed linkup

Powell River Books said...

Thanks all for stopping by and commenting on my W for whale post. I have to be honest, other than some initial drawings, the project and all the painting were done by Wayne. - Margy