Three Clydebank care home residents took on the role of amateur woodworkers to bring garden furniture back to life.

Residents Ian, Michael and Barry at Hill View Nursing Home in Dalmuir joined their activities co-ordinator Michael Gallagher this week for two sessions of hard graft where they upcycled some tired outdoor chairs and tables in time for residents to enjoy in the summer.

The pensioners started by sanding down the items while chatting about their past DIY experiences and projects.

After all the furniture was prepared and treated, the gentlemen put a lick of paint on the furniture to complete the job of bringing it back to life.

Barry ready for a hard day at work

Barry ready for a hard day at work

Michael told the Post: “The boys did a great job – although they did suggest half a bottle of Scotch and a raise on day one!

“It turns out that they’d had a few DIY experiences in their pasts and done a little bit of woodwork before.

“They were proud as punch and have had a great time showing their fellow residents the finished result.”

Michael was keen to introduce some activities into the mix that would particularly appeal to the male residents at the facility.

He said that the woodwork has gone down so well that they intend to do more projects like it in the future.

A lick of paint is needed

A lick of paint is needed

Michael added: “We have already discussed making some bird boxes to be hung around Hill View’s grounds, which would be an excellent project for the guys.

“We’re also going to introduce a pub games night where they can play dominoes, cards and watch old football matches.

“It’s nice to see them having fun together and enjoying something different to the norm.”

To keep up to date with any future projects at the Singer Road home, search Hill View Nursing Home on Facebook.