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{Our Wooden Balusters Repurposed} 2013

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2013 2013 2013 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="text-align: justify;">When renovating the home there comes a point where you look at certain things that become trash and others that we still can REPURPOSE. Such was the case with our Vintage Woodworks Balusters. Several were rotting away, while others were still in perfect condition. Let's have a look...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-PhwN9Xl4QuA/UgGikGFb80I/AAAAAAAATXU/wt5FTIf5Jsk/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-PhwN9Xl4QuA/UgGikGFb80I/AAAAAAAATXU/wt5FTIf5Jsk/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Husband Pieter created this very romantic bridge across our creek, using what was left from the Vintage Woodworks Balusters on our Balcony.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">This photo is from August 1, after he had painted the balusters and treated the bridge with a wood preservative.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6Zk0a0tmH_E/UgHUUpI_BWI/AAAAAAAATXk/_ZeA46DqB0Y/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6Zk0a0tmH_E/UgHUUpI_BWI/AAAAAAAATXk/_ZeA46DqB0Y/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">This was on May 11, the Interlock Aluminum Roof had already been installed.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Next project was to strip the balcony before the painters would start pressure washing the entire house.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Off came the partly rotten balusters with their top and bottom rails attached.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eNeR9LEBF8A/UgHU_RwlXqI/AAAAAAAATXs/QalZpXSExRg/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eNeR9LEBF8A/UgHU_RwlXqI/AAAAAAAATXs/QalZpXSExRg/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+3.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">From a different angle... Those rails with balusters measure 12 ft each!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2BhlSPUYXKY/UgHVahkqeqI/AAAAAAAATX0/hmMUZvxQav0/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2BhlSPUYXKY/UgHVahkqeqI/AAAAAAAATX0/hmMUZvxQav0/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+4.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Husband Pieter on the ladder, taking that corner post down...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Our gas tank will also be moved, in winter time, when it is no longer that hot for working outside.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">A new concrete platform in front of the chimney, will hold it and there its color also blends in better.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Our Jasmine pots will go onto the old concrete platform. We learned a lot about mud splashing up on all our flower pots. Having concrete for placing them on, will avoid most of the soiling with mud.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CPFzSQXwS4A/UgHV_irI1eI/AAAAAAAATYA/yuhedjxjEEM/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CPFzSQXwS4A/UgHV_irI1eI/AAAAAAAATYA/yuhedjxjEEM/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+5.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">One baluster with rails attached is down...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZEPo3WjFKJQ/UgHWLCauJDI/AAAAAAAATYI/fdMtUdZ1U-c/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="490" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZEPo3WjFKJQ/UgHWLCauJDI/AAAAAAAATYI/fdMtUdZ1U-c/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+6.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Taking it apart for REPURPOSING...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VLMJfj2Ozlc/UgHWV36ehFI/AAAAAAAATYQ/CBAe9QE2tBU/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VLMJfj2Ozlc/UgHWV36ehFI/AAAAAAAATYQ/CBAe9QE2tBU/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+7.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">On the rain side, it is really rot...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">How many times Pieter did repair it with epoxy over the years, but we had to give up.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">New polyurethane balusters and rails with posts got ordered in Texas from Vintage Woodworks, so we never again will face any rotten wood.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dTtyi0D64PI/UgHWnkteiNI/AAAAAAAATYY/XhbG8HMAz2g/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+8.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dTtyi0D64PI/UgHWnkteiNI/AAAAAAAATYY/XhbG8HMAz2g/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+8.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Now, let me walk you across the lawn towards the creek, into our wood garden...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Look what Pieter built from the remaining good balusters and posts!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-carpixFiiE4/UgHXFyuBvEI/AAAAAAAATYg/gYQSIIBS9e4/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+9.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="446" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-carpixFiiE4/UgHXFyuBvEI/AAAAAAAATYg/gYQSIIBS9e4/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+9.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">That looks quite romantic doesn't it?</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Vintage Woodworks balusters and all three corner posts repurposed!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Our creek looks messy still from all the drift wood that came floating with the many floodings of last month.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">For weeks, Pieter could not finish this bridge, as it was with the lower parts sitting IN the water...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Below post you find a short 1:29 minute video, taken with my iPhone on July 13.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">These photos are from August 1.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-toUAD2wpMko/UgHXtTlqJCI/AAAAAAAATYo/D3LYiVjSnbQ/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+10.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="444" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-toUAD2wpMko/UgHXtTlqJCI/AAAAAAAATYo/D3LYiVjSnbQ/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+10.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Don't be fooled by its size; the center section measures 3.66 m or 12 ft&nbsp;+ the two slanted sections...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">It really looks beautiful to me.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">What do you say?</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-anBvCWd_FFY/UgHYDNfaQrI/AAAAAAAATY0/gWJsTGg7kOg/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette%2527s+Back+to+Basics+11.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-anBvCWd_FFY/UgHYDNfaQrI/AAAAAAAATY0/gWJsTGg7kOg/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette%2527s+Back+to+Basics+11.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Aha, we crossed the bridge and looking now towards our newly painted home. Your very first view of it on the driveway side. More to follow soon!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">How many leaves got knocked down by all those thunderstorms accompanied by heavy rains...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">We got very murky water, due to a damaged water pipe, two streets down.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">On Saturday we were without water for quite some time!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bL5WNmkuK04/UgHY0XklnvI/AAAAAAAATZA/Zb-jt0C4gik/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+12.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bL5WNmkuK04/UgHY0XklnvI/AAAAAAAATZA/Zb-jt0C4gik/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+12.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Looking down from the bridge.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">An entire beach from white sand has been build up from all the flooding.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Pieter had this fine sand for free for redoing our washed concrete path towards the gazebo.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Just hauling it on the wheel barrow.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">In the back you see the huge pipe that goes underneath the road.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lxACY1mlIl0/UgHZV8NkGVI/AAAAAAAATZI/sctkyf43Qks/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+13.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lxACY1mlIl0/UgHZV8NkGVI/AAAAAAAATZI/sctkyf43Qks/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+13.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Since that pipe for drink water got damaged and all the mud run into the creek, we have not had enough rain to wash it out again.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eVyeaE8076M/UgHZrneydNI/AAAAAAAATZQ/s66ho1ANGas/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+14.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eVyeaE8076M/UgHZrneydNI/AAAAAAAATZQ/s66ho1ANGas/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+14.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">A beach with sand, still wet and muddy...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Lots of weeds growing but we cannot even mow the lawn near the creek as it is way too soggy!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Hope you enjoyed our bridge from our wooden balusters being REPURPOSED.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Next post you will get to see our finished home...</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br />Related link:<br /><a href="http://youtu.be/sZ2nMi4Kwpo" target="_blank"><span style="color: #e06666;">Rainy July Day in Georgia II</span></a> - iPhone upload | short Youtube video showing you the bridge in high water<br /><a href="http://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2012/02/our-new-3rd-bridge.html" target="_blank"><span style="color: #e06666;">{Our New 3rd Bridge}</span></a> | previous post by me<br /><br /></div></div><center><a href="https://plus.google.com/100490423051043047646/about" rel="author" target="_blank"><span style="color: #e06666;">Mariette on Google+</span></a></center></div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="text-align: justify;">When renovating the home there comes a point where you look at certain things that become trash and others that we still can REPURPOSE. Such was the case with our Vintage Woodworks Balusters. Several were rotting away, while others were still in perfect condition. Let's have a look...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-PhwN9Xl4QuA/UgGikGFb80I/AAAAAAAATXU/wt5FTIf5Jsk/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-PhwN9Xl4QuA/UgGikGFb80I/AAAAAAAATXU/wt5FTIf5Jsk/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Husband Pieter created this very romantic bridge across our creek, using what was left from the Vintage Woodworks Balusters on our Balcony.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">This photo is from August 1, after he had painted the balusters and treated the bridge with a wood preservative.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6Zk0a0tmH_E/UgHUUpI_BWI/AAAAAAAATXk/_ZeA46DqB0Y/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6Zk0a0tmH_E/UgHUUpI_BWI/AAAAAAAATXk/_ZeA46DqB0Y/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">This was on May 11, the Interlock Aluminum Roof had already been installed.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Next project was to strip the balcony before the painters would start pressure washing the entire house.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Off came the partly rotten balusters with their top and bottom rails attached.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eNeR9LEBF8A/UgHU_RwlXqI/AAAAAAAATXs/QalZpXSExRg/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eNeR9LEBF8A/UgHU_RwlXqI/AAAAAAAATXs/QalZpXSExRg/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+3.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">From a different angle... Those rails with balusters measure 12 ft each!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2BhlSPUYXKY/UgHVahkqeqI/AAAAAAAATX0/hmMUZvxQav0/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2BhlSPUYXKY/UgHVahkqeqI/AAAAAAAATX0/hmMUZvxQav0/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+4.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Husband Pieter on the ladder, taking that corner post down...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Our gas tank will also be moved, in winter time, when it is no longer that hot for working outside.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">A new concrete platform in front of the chimney, will hold it and there its color also blends in better.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Our Jasmine pots will go onto the old concrete platform. We learned a lot about mud splashing up on all our flower pots. Having concrete for placing them on, will avoid most of the soiling with mud.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CPFzSQXwS4A/UgHV_irI1eI/AAAAAAAATYA/yuhedjxjEEM/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CPFzSQXwS4A/UgHV_irI1eI/AAAAAAAATYA/yuhedjxjEEM/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+5.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">One baluster with rails attached is down...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZEPo3WjFKJQ/UgHWLCauJDI/AAAAAAAATYI/fdMtUdZ1U-c/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="490" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZEPo3WjFKJQ/UgHWLCauJDI/AAAAAAAATYI/fdMtUdZ1U-c/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+6.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Taking it apart for REPURPOSING...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VLMJfj2Ozlc/UgHWV36ehFI/AAAAAAAATYQ/CBAe9QE2tBU/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VLMJfj2Ozlc/UgHWV36ehFI/AAAAAAAATYQ/CBAe9QE2tBU/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+7.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">On the rain side, it is really rot...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">How many times Pieter did repair it with epoxy over the years, but we had to give up.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">New polyurethane balusters and rails with posts got ordered in Texas from Vintage Woodworks, so we never again will face any rotten wood.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dTtyi0D64PI/UgHWnkteiNI/AAAAAAAATYY/XhbG8HMAz2g/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+8.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dTtyi0D64PI/UgHWnkteiNI/AAAAAAAATYY/XhbG8HMAz2g/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+8.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Now, let me walk you across the lawn towards the creek, into our wood garden...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Look what Pieter built from the remaining good balusters and posts!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-carpixFiiE4/UgHXFyuBvEI/AAAAAAAATYg/gYQSIIBS9e4/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+9.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="446" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-carpixFiiE4/UgHXFyuBvEI/AAAAAAAATYg/gYQSIIBS9e4/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+9.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">That looks quite romantic doesn't it?</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Vintage Woodworks balusters and all three corner posts repurposed!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Our creek looks messy still from all the drift wood that came floating with the many floodings of last month.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">For weeks, Pieter could not finish this bridge, as it was with the lower parts sitting IN the water...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Below post you find a short 1:29 minute video, taken with my iPhone on July 13.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">These photos are from August 1.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-toUAD2wpMko/UgHXtTlqJCI/AAAAAAAATYo/D3LYiVjSnbQ/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+10.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="444" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-toUAD2wpMko/UgHXtTlqJCI/AAAAAAAATYo/D3LYiVjSnbQ/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+10.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Don't be fooled by its size; the center section measures 3.66 m or 12 ft&nbsp;+ the two slanted sections...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">It really looks beautiful to me.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">What do you say?</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-anBvCWd_FFY/UgHYDNfaQrI/AAAAAAAATY0/gWJsTGg7kOg/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette%2527s+Back+to+Basics+11.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-anBvCWd_FFY/UgHYDNfaQrI/AAAAAAAATY0/gWJsTGg7kOg/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette%2527s+Back+to+Basics+11.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Aha, we crossed the bridge and looking now towards our newly painted home. Your very first view of it on the driveway side. More to follow soon!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">How many leaves got knocked down by all those thunderstorms accompanied by heavy rains...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">We got very murky water, due to a damaged water pipe, two streets down.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">On Saturday we were without water for quite some time!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bL5WNmkuK04/UgHY0XklnvI/AAAAAAAATZA/Zb-jt0C4gik/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+12.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bL5WNmkuK04/UgHY0XklnvI/AAAAAAAATZA/Zb-jt0C4gik/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+12.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Looking down from the bridge.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">An entire beach from white sand has been build up from all the flooding.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Pieter had this fine sand for free for redoing our washed concrete path towards the gazebo.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Just hauling it on the wheel barrow.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">In the back you see the huge pipe that goes underneath the road.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lxACY1mlIl0/UgHZV8NkGVI/AAAAAAAATZI/sctkyf43Qks/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+13.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lxACY1mlIl0/UgHZV8NkGVI/AAAAAAAATZI/sctkyf43Qks/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+13.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Since that pipe for drink water got damaged and all the mud run into the creek, we have not had enough rain to wash it out again.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eVyeaE8076M/UgHZrneydNI/AAAAAAAATZQ/s66ho1ANGas/s1600/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+14.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eVyeaE8076M/UgHZrneydNI/AAAAAAAATZQ/s66ho1ANGas/s640/Wooden+Balusters+Repurposed+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+14.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">A beach with sand, still wet and muddy...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Lots of weeds growing but we cannot even mow the lawn near the creek as it is way too soggy!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Hope you enjoyed our bridge from our wooden balusters being REPURPOSED.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Next post you will get to see our finished home...</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br />Related link:<br /><a href="http://youtu.be/sZ2nMi4Kwpo" target="_blank"><span style="color: #e06666;">Rainy July Day in Georgia II</span></a> - iPhone upload | short Youtube video showing you the bridge in high water<br /><a href="http://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2012/02/our-new-3rd-bridge.html" target="_blank"><span style="color: #e06666;">{Our New 3rd Bridge}</span></a> | previous post by me<br /><br /></div></div><center><a href="https://plus.google.com/100490423051043047646/about" rel="author" target="_blank"><span style="color: #e06666;">Mariette on Google+</span></a></center></div><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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