Sunday, April 18, 2010

Look at what I've Been Up To!!


Look!! Look!! Our garden is growing and we city folk are so tickled about it! The Hubby and I enjoy checking to see what's new each day and my son and his girl friend are excited too. Who would have thought a garden could be so entertaining? We can't wait to taste our strawberries, cantaloupe, watermelon, peas, beans, carrots, squash, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and corn.

I've been outside these last couple weekends with a project encouraged by all those handy bloggers who love spray paint. I took on my patio furniture(6 chairs, 1 large table, 1 small table and two foot stools) which was green and still in good shape. I wanted a new brown set. So after 13 cans of Rustoleum Universal Advanced Formula All-Weather paint in Brown Hammered. This was an ambitious first project since I've never spray painted much in my life but I DID it!! I experienced a very sore finger and thumb after the first weekend and finally got the hang of holding the can and spraying. I had to go over all the metal a few times to make it look good. I am a bit of a perfectionist. I love the end result and figured I saved half of what it would have cost me for a new one with all the same features. I did buy new cushions at Target.

This is the before:
This is the after:
I absolutely love it!! I am going to enjoy my summer in my backyard with my new patio furniture. What do you think?? If I can do this, anyone can!

10 comments:

Kelley said...

Connie, what a great idea. Your patio furniture looks beautiful. I love brown. I think your garden looks great.

linda said...

Oh my, what a beautiful transformation Connie!

No kidding, I keep saying that since I've started blogging, spray paint has become me new BFF!

Cindy said...

Yes, It looks Great and you have been busy. Doesn't it feel good to know you did it yourself?!!!!
The weather has been super here also but I played with Kori this weekend in the pool instead of accomplishing anything else. So much fun!!! Have a super week!

Kristina said...

Hi Connie, thanks for stopping by =) You have a beautiful family!! I've enjoyed reading your blog today & I loved seeing pictures of your square foot garden. Love it! Hopefully I can get pics of my up soon...

Sandy said...

Yay, you're on your way to a wonderful summer! Veggies and all. The beds and the table turned out awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Sheri said...

Thank you for visiting my blog today! Gardening is so exciting - and i'm a little peeved that i caught on to this later than most people! Look what i've been missing lol. Great family pics btw - loved strolling through your posts!

Nina Diane said...

it looks fantastic! And I LOVE your raised beds. To me it's like little miracles from God every day going outside to see what is growing...love it!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Gardening, decorating, and creating...I am quite impressed. Both look so good. You did a great job! I bet you will bless many people this summer on that patio, eating veggies from your garden. Lucky friends.

Kat said...

I'm so impressed with your garden!

Love your new patio furniture re-do. What a difference!

Hugs!
Kat

e-Mom said...

Wow... impressed! Good job. Can't wait for summer. :~D

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