Did you know that it takes approximately 2.5 gallons of exterior semi-gloss (with primer in it) to cover green/taupe painted cedar planks? Neither did I. I'm over it.
So I finished painting everything white (3 times), and also painted the sliding door into the house and the door going out to the yard the same green as the front of the house....someday the whole house will be green, but let's not get ahead of ourselves, eh?
I also painted my double rocker....remember it? Well, the poor thing had been sitting out in the garage as I contemplated selling it as I had no room in the house for it. I decided it would look great on the porch, but the black wouldn't work in my color scheme....so out came my gallon of mistinted aqua/grey and I went to town. Here's a sneak peek....will need another coat, then some kind of protective something or other, prolly acrylic. Hard to see the color here....OH, and that round table in the back is also getting some Heirloom White tomorrow so it can sit happy on the porch too....
I few months ago whilst rummaging thru the flat fold table at Hancock's, I came across a pretty floral that I thought might go with my aqua couch. It didn't. Ick. BUT, it looks marvey with the olive paint I used on the doors....and it has a hint of the aqua/grey of my rocker. My kitchen is that same color...looks blue, then grey, then green at different times of the day. I thought it would be a great way to pull my colors together. Went to JoAnn's today and found a stripe to go with it, and I already made the pillow a while ago:
And because I can't keep flowers alive, I found some pretty fake, no really fake, florals to use. I have tons of pitchers and vases I can stick them in to add a touch of homey-ness. Plus some candles...always some candles.
Hubs and daughter #3 are in Chicago with her youth group for the week working at homeless shelters and doing 'good works', so I'm holding down the fort with the two young'uns and the blue beast in the back yard. Nothing like a decorating project to pass the time :)