Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Slowly But Surely...







After staining the concrete on my back patio and buying new furniture last summer... I was done. I don't know maybe it was the stain fumes but I had hit a decorators block. Until today! I don't know maybe it was the sunshine and the birds singing but I went crazy. I tore through closets, out buildings, my garage, gathered all I could find and threw this together. (and didn't spend a dime I might add) I finally found a use for my grandfathers old tool box (that's it with the gloves and seed packets) all in all I am pretty happy with the outcome except I definately need a tree for the corner and so I am off to hunt one down..Have a creative day, Paula

13 comments:

southern queen bee said...

Your porch looks so relaxing. I read your comment on Susie's Blog. OMG, that is just what I did last weekend at the camp. I read the Nicholas Sparks book The Guardian. It is the first one I have read of his , but plan to read many more. HAPPY SPRING, MISSY

Susie Harris said...

You Go Miss Paula! Boy when you get going you really go! I love how you took some old things and brought them back to life. I really love that it didnt cost you a penny. I love when I can make that happen. Im really using love alot, sorry...Thats "sweet" how you even tied a little black checked ribbon on the seed packs. Such a cute little touch. A+ Im glad your back in the swing of things. Good luck shopping today! Susie

Judy said...

Bring on the ice tea! Your porch looks great!!

Judy

Susie Harris said...

Thanks for the sweet comment on Madison. We are off to the Dr. today because she woke up with a nasty ear. She had tubes put in a year and a half ago. Not sure whats going on with them... Ok, how do you put your pictures in those cute little frames on your page? I love that! have a great day, Susie

Kari & Kijsa said...

Your porch looks so relaxing! Have a wonderful evening!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Paula, your porch is devine! I would kill for a space like that. Great job on the concrete staining I love all the stuff you gathered.

Rhoda

Mario and Amy Andreani said...

Thank you for your sweet comment! Talking to you always makes me feel better. I think when you loose someone close to you it always makes you take a step back and appreciate your friends and family!

I just want to make some lavender tea and grab my Cottage Living magazine and have a seat on your back porch! It looks so incredible and comfy! That just adds square footage to your house for sure! I need you to keep brainstorming on ideas for my sunroom! Have a fun day!


Love,
Amy

Susie Harris said...

Hi Paula. Im so sorry for not getting back to you. Yes, that was a crown tassel that you saw. I have two of them. One large and one small. They are packed for Canton but I will try and pull it out when we start unpacking. I should have my car loaded by now but Im still working on a few things. I hope to take some pictures for my blog. Im just running out of things to post about. Im sure everyone gets enough of my kids and craft shows, smile. Hope you week is great! hugs, Susie H

Cottage Dreaming said...

LOVE IT!!!! What a fabulous patio. I have the same OCD problem..lol. I have been known to move things a 1/4 of an inch because it looked better. Maybe even an 1/8..lol Thanks for your sweet comments on my living room. I found the cloche at Kirklands. They had them on clearance last month. It came in a box with a fake flower (terribly ugly) I threw everything else away and tada. Check them out. They may have some left. I think they were about $9. Have a great day, Heather

Melissa Lewis said...

I love your porch. I can't believe you did all of that and didn't spend a penny. It looks great! I would be out there all day, every day:)

aimee said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love yours! Your grandfathers toolbox looks darling in that vignette, what a great idea. THe whole space is just lovely. I'm off to browse all of your old posts and add you to my blog role.

PAT said...

Paula your porch is beautiful. I love the vignette you put together, with the tool box!

Pat

Blanca said...

Wow this look great. I found your blog through Aimee. How did you stain your concrete? Is it regular concrete stain or something else? I have been wanting to do the same to my patio but don't know where to start.

Blanca