Pulley Wheel Garden Decor
One of them was our age old pulley wheels, used in Indian houses to draw water from the wells used as a wonderful garden decor item.
Early September 2017, during one of the carpentary works, which involved fitting of shelves in one of our wardrobes there were 2 scrap pieces of wood which was leftover. I requested the person to leave it for me, as I would find some use for it in future.
After the terrible Summer, when apart from few hardy desert plants, nothing else survives the desert heat, Winter was a season that was a visual treat to the eyes starting with the regular petunias and marigolds and periwinkles and zinnias etc adding splashes of colour everywhere. Apart from the individual gardens, the efforts taken by the municipality to beautify the place with respect to public gardens as well as along the sides of the main arterial roads is highly commendable. Getting to see so much of color around us in a desert was like a breath of fresh air. So October- April was when most of the garden lovers look forward to bring some color to their gardens, inspite of knowing that these plants won’t survive past April and hence a trip to the local nursery was something that was one of the Items in our “To Do” list.
Going through my craft supplies recently I came across these wooden pieces, which reminded me that I should do something with it for my garden decor.
My next mission was to find the wheel pulley. After visiting several hardware stores around, I was unable to find this particular type of pulley. Finally I requested the person who came for some handyman work to let me know in case he knew of any shop which sold these kind. He didn’t guarantee but said that he would try. I was convinced that this project would remain pending until the next time we travelled to India as back in India, there wouldn’t be any difficulty finding this pulley. But to my joy, the handyman messaged me saying that he was able to find it .
I immediately started working on the wooden pieces. After giving couple of coats of paint to the wooden pieces, fixed the pulley, painted 2 galvanized buckets and hung them with jute rope from the pulley .