Monday, April 26, 2010

My Weekend Project!

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!

15 comments:

Jeanne said...

Brilliant finds Megan, I would have been right in there with you on that one. I have two cane chairs in the same colour yellow so I am a bit biased. I say, if you love it, go with it. Just looking at the pattern behind your blog tells me you favour spring colours. I think it all suits your personality. I would have to see the cushions on the chair. I think a photo of that would be helpful. To all this I say, you go girl!! Your having fun and that is what it is all about :)

Jeanne

PS..got your message about Twitter, I signed up ages ago and never used it, I have to go back and look at it. I have done something wrong in the set up...back soon on that one :)

Mandi said...

Ooh I think it's gonna look great! So jealous that you're doing all this outside awesomeness. Maybe some day. .. when I get my to-do list down to 50. . .

Stephanie said...

The table came out great! Good job!

Vic said...

Your fab! B is the master of turning trash into treasure around here(our place)! It's awesome!:) Looks great! Paint the bench RED!:)

Katrina Chambers said...

Hey Megan, I really dig the yellow! Oh and are they wine bottles in that light fitting? Cool! You need to email me something you want featured on my new blog. Pop over to check it out :) Would love you on it!

Room to Inspire said...

Oh, I just love the chair yellow! What a great way to add an instant pop of color to your yard. I think the bench yellow would be fabulous as well.

Chelsea

Kerry said...

That's a really great setting and looks great in yellow. I recall seeing a painted rug somewhere...I think on the diyshowoff blog?? It was zebra stripes...not that I'm saying that would work for your deck!!

MrsDixon said...

What a good husband for being considerate to your chandelier needs! I love both of the pics you posted! Great options!

L. Duncan said...

Lloving the yellow/gold!

Manuela@TPOH said...

The table and chairs are going to be so cute! I love that shade of yellow. People paint sisal rugs all the time so I think you should be o.k. doing that to your rug.

Manuela

Home's Where My Heart Is said...

Wow, you did find some great deals!! Personally, I would leave the wood bench as it is. I love the rustic wood look. Maybe sand it and give it a coat of sealant or something.

Can't wait to see a new picture in a few weeks.
I don't have plants yet, either. We wait until at least mid May so we know the frost is gone.

Nancy said...

That yellow is just adorable. Great color. I think the bench should stay the same and have some pillows like your blog background. How fun. Let's hang out and have a mint julep out there when the weather is nice!!! :)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Megan,
The yellow is Oh-So-Fab!!! Way to go...I LOVE it. And who doesn't love yellow and green together? I think the cushions will look great on the yellow.
And as far as the great wooden bench goes, I think yellow and red are one of the happiest color combos ever! It could look really, really cute painted red??? Food for thought. Good luck with your projects.
M.L.
P.S. My dad was raised on a farm in Iowa. : )

Living It At Home said...

Love what you did with your outdoor chairs. I have two chairs that need some attention. Maybe I will try your idea. Maybe you can change the fabric on the cushions? I love stripes. That would be cute with that chair. Have fun out there!

Graciously Southern said...

That chair/ table set and outdoor living area is awesome!!! Love your style!

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