Carmel Baird

Old Furniture

About My Site – I have had a lot of websites over the years that I have been online.  Mostly they have been sites on a topic, hobby, way to make money, an interest.  But…this site is about me and what takes my interest, something I’m curious about, sometimes politics.


Sometimes it will be like I’m sitting in my garden, having a tea or coffee and having a chat.

I used to have a nick-name during the time I had my florist shops – affectionately  – ‘Have-A-Chat’,  because I was always there to chat to people, listen to their stories, concerns, about their family you name it, and I listened.

If they wanted advice and I could give them some good advice, then I would give it.  I also learned a lot and became fond of many people and enriched my world and I thank each and everyone of them.

While building the other sites I learned a lot.  Most of them I had to research the topic and while doing that I became interested and so my knowledge increased.

Retiring from the work-a-day world I continued to research, learn, find that things I loved to do way back when, I still loved to do and I had time to do them.

So My Site is going to be, no topic in particular more – what I like, what I don’t like, anything gardening, chalk style painting, furniture, old furniture, redecorating, makeovers and lots more.

So if you want to follow along then bookmark My Site and come back whenever you like.


service-632813_1280I have been saying to myself and anyone else who would listen that I would like to learn how to use power tools and make ‘things’. I know Bunnings have lessons at times but overtime I check the lessons are for children. Now I know I would be in that category as far as knowledge goes but…I would like to be with other adults, nothing worse than a little child showing you up. At least if it is another adult it doesn’t look so bad.

Well yesterday while listening to the radio, there was a lady interviewed who has started a place where someone like me can go and have lessons to use power tools, build things, take a piece of furniture and upcycle to bring it into today and make it useful again.

And…guess what this place is called, She Skills or The She Shed…I have found like-minded ladies, well when I go to my first class I will have.


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