PSSSST...I'm no longer blogging here!
You can now find me at
Anyway, here's where I'm partying:
Blue Cricket Designs Show and Tell
Maggie at The White Farmhouse Inspire Me
Domestically Speaking Power or Paint Party
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors Gitter Done!
Creative Itch Sew Cute Tuesday
My Backyard Eden Make it Yours Day
Mustard Seed Creations Furniture Feature Friday
Fingerprints on the Fridge Feature Yourself Friday
A Few of My Favorite Things Favorite Things Friday
The Inspired Room Inspired By
Tatertots and Jello Weekend Wrapup
Under the Table and Dreaming Sunday Showcase
Imperfectly Perfect Style Feature Saturday
So ya ready? Of course there's more pictures than strictly needed to get my point across, but hey, what can I say? I'm pretty impressed with myself, even though it ain't done.
So, remember this gem I picked up for like $20 bucks last fall?
Then there was this chair, which was pinched from craigslist last summer with a nasty paint job and no cushions....I had painted her glossy chocolate, then glossy olive green, finally settling on a satin army green, the same color as the extrerior of my house. Then bought some clearanced outdoor cushions and sewed up a cover for them and added a fun pillow slipped in coordinating fabric:
Next is a vintage wrought iron table set I got also picked up on craigslist....she got a new coat of Heirloom White and I used the coordinating stripe fabric to make covers for the chairs (flowers courtesty of hubs...everyone say awwwwwww):
Loves her curliques!
Here's the pleating idea I got from Kelly....
Simple ties on the back allow them to be lifted up so my boys wet bums from the pool can sit on the vinyl seats underneath:
And I must show off the 15 cent embroidered runner and milkglass pieces I picked up last week at the Salvation Army thrift store. Mmmm Mmmmm good:
Lastly is this reproduction dry sink I got from my mama. It has been a myriad of colors before this warm white. I added the skirt to hide pool chemicals, bug spray, grass-stained mowing shows and the like:
The 'peace sign' is the one I made for this room (Which is soon getting another makeover this fall):
I'm pretty pleased with how it's coming together. I've picked out a deep turquoise for the cement floor, which will happen as soon as the weather turns. I also have some pretties to fix up and hang, including the coolest lantern fixture to replace the weeny fixture now trying hard to pull it's weight on the ceiling. I'm also sorely tempted to paint the jute rug in a harlequin pattern. But other projects are in the throes already...I swear I'm as bad as the dog in 'Up'...SQUIRREL! My attention is so easily swayed to the next thing.....
Thanks for taking the tour.....Looking at the pictures helps me see what other things need done, so this has been a great exercise for me. So what say you? Have I reached cottage porch nirvana?
PS...I am preparing my trip report for those awaiting news of The Coop Keeper and her most excellent digs.