Monday, January 06, 2014

Refurbishment

When Ernest put the Christmas hat on Ferd, we noticed he was looking a bit weatherbeaten.  That's flaking paint on top of his wing, not feathers.


So he came down for a little touch-up.


He needs to look his best as he has a new friend in the front yard.  Now I know that technically this would be a male peacock, but look at those eyelashes!  Either it's Nestor Carbonell or I'm going to give it a girl's name.  I like Freya myself.


"Ferd and Freya" sounds like something out of a Norse fairy tale.  Anyway, Ferd's looking pretty spiffy now.


Handy is refurbishing the truck a little, too.  He didn't want to try the toothpaste trick, so he got new headlight covers (one installed on the left below). Has anyone tried polishing them with toothpaste? I'm curious to know if it would have worked.


10 comments:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Both those birds are stunning--nice work on the refurb!

T.J. said...

ooh I've never heard of the toothpaste trick before- interesting. No fair that that peacock has gorgeous feathers AND eyelashes to boot ;)

Cha Cha said...

Love the birds! They look like a fun couple.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

haha, a little Santa hat, oh my....

cookingwithgas said...

Those are some fun and sassy birds.

Common Household Mom said...

Ferd the Bird looks pretty spiffy! You could call the ambiguously-gendered peacock "Pat". But Ferd and Freya does have a nice ring to it.

I've never tried polishing anything but my teeth with toothpaste. When my daughter was a toddler, she decided to paint the bathroom with toothpaste, but that's as far as we've gone with using it as cleaning aid.

Anonymous said...

Toothpaste is a great tarnish remover from sterling silver jewelry
M-I-L

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Love the peacock! Gorgeous.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I'm in love with Freya. S/he would look fabulous next to my bottle tree that my husband had made for my Christmas gift.

I polish my wedding ring with an old toothbrush and white toothpaste... works like a charm!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Not to take away from Ferd... I hope you already knew that I think he is fabulous!