I would like to start by saying that if our patio table had not broken into a million pieces last summer, then I wouldn't even be doing this in the first place, but it did so I am. I found a patio set at a garage sale for a steal. I'm sure many of you are saying, "Well I hope she stole it instead of paying any money for it!" Well I didn't steal it and I didn't pay much for it either! I knew I had my work cut out for me so I jumped in head first. Let me just say that this was no easy task and there were plenty of expletives used that I was grateful there were no kids around to witness. Can someone remind me why I am doing this? I found a fun yellow that I thought might do the trick. Whew, 1 Table and 1 chair down, but 3 more to go. Oh why did I take this on?
So, what do you think of the color? I cannot take the credit for finding this yellow. I feel awful that I cannot think of the gal's blog who I got this from, so here is a shout out to her if she is reading this! Thank you for the color tip!
Now, before I tackle the rest of the crew, I need to know if I should continue? Our deck is a mess and we have no flowers yet. We usually don't go and get any until Mother's Day weekend, because when you live in Iowa there is still a chance of a frost for a couple more weeks! As I look at the rug I'm thinking it could use a makeover too! Has anyone ever spray painted a rug for outside? I might be thinking crazy here but I've got spray paint on the brain!
I know what you are all thinking, these cushions are so not me! I 100% agree on that, but we have had these for a couple summers and only used them for one season so they are in great shape. I think the colors would work with the yellow and sometimes you do have to use what you have. Come on, won't one of you agree with me on this one?
I also found this bench at a garage sale and thought I would give it a makeover. Should I paint it the same yellow?
My husband is planning on building a roof over the deck with some peaks so I can hang a candle chandelier, or either one of these from Pottery Barn ones would work, don't you think? For now I'm trying to get our seating area complete so when that sun does find us again, we can enjoy sitting out here!
I thought I would let you know, that I'm all ears when it comes to your suggestions, observations, interpretations, explanations, commentary, criticisms, judgments, critiques, analysis and remarks!