Thursday, April 26, 2012

gate flower box…

I’m still working on my garden, and had this gate sitting in my garage, just waiting to be turned into a flower box.  my husband built the box and attached it to the gate—its huge 42” wide!

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I spray painted the gate white and added the flowers. but, thought it needed something on the gate.

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so, I went back to the garage and found an old piece wood.  with my silhouette (a cutting machine), I cut a vinyl stencil out, using the font-LD red hatter’s hand. the words were stenciled and I hand painted the rose, and added the sign to the gate.

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this was inspired by this sweet pin:)

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that’s it for now—thanks for looking:)

Monday, April 23, 2012

what to do with a chippy old door…

before I talk about the door, I have to share this watermark idea.  (I’m probably the only one who didn’t know this), but, I use windows live writer for my posts, and it has a fast, easy way to add a watermark to your pictures --automatically.  I learned this on this between naps on the porch post.  I love this, because the watermark doesn’t mess up my original pic, and I don’t need to take time to add the watermark.
don’t you think it makes a great corner accent?  just cut an old door down the middle and add hinges.
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then, my husband made 2-(18” tall, 10” wide) pine pedestals, which I painted white, of course:)   each pedestal cost just $7.50! 
to make 2, you’ll need:
  1-8” x 6 pine board   
1-10” x 6’ pine board 
        1-12” x 6’ board         
(1)-for one pedestal-- cut the boards as shown below.
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(2)-glue and nail the 8” and 10” boards together—this makes the basic box.  (3)-nail and glue the top and bottoms on to each end of box.  any questions, just ask!
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I’ll move these outside, to a corner of my deck.  the second pedestal will be a new home for my cement angel.
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thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

vintage, shabby, white…

this is the first of several projects for my tiny screened porch—I’ll show the rest as I finish them.  when I found this sweet little $12.00 chair, it was stained brown with a orange faux leather cushion…(forgot to take a b4 pic), but, here’s the after.
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its new fabric cover is an old waverly chintz fabric that I’ve had forever.  it’s going to be beautiful here, today, so, I’m off to my garden!
thanks for looking:)

Monday, April 2, 2012

shabby garden fireplace mantel…

sunday, my husband found time to make a fireplace mantel for my garden.   I have a large vine (chocolate vine) growing on the fence and tucked the mantel into it.  I love how it turned out, and cannot wait for the roses (next to it) to start blooming.

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the oval mirror was found at a local antique store and I dry brushed some white paint on it.

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this mantel went together in just an hour.  he used 5 cedar boards-($33) and two porch posts-($30) to make it.  I’ve had the applique for awhile and don’t remember what it cost.

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the chair started out tike this.

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      more white paint and a cute rose applique and it looks like this now.    the ruffled seat cover,  I made  from a pink sheet.

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I added the enamel number to the tin and added the tulips.

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here’s a close up of the applique  on the chair.  you can find it here.
if you are still reading, thank you:)

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