Sunday, July 25, 2010

Bistro Table and a Preview

So, I painted my bistro table Heirloom White.  When I took pictures of my completed shed, I realized that you can hardly see it.  Plus, the black paint was faded and chalky so it really needed a fresh coat anyway.

I think it looks better than before ...

I got a few recommendations to make it red and that would have looked great but I just wanted to keep it neutral so that it would work no matter where I moved it to and I wanted to accent the white in the plants particularly because this is a very shady spots and it can use the brightness.

I've been getting a lot accomplished lately and I'm taking advantage of the momentum. 

Projects I'm working on include:
~ Painting the second floor hallway a pale blue/grey. 
The yellow in my living room currently goes through our entry and up through the upstairs hall.  While I love it in my living room, its never seemed right in the hall.

~ Finishing up my younger daughter's room.
My strategy to crib transition with my girls has always been to wait as long as possible to make the transition easier and everything at home was fine but when we were in Maine, my poor little girl didn't have much room in her portable crib.  So, it was time.  Luckily, she is in love with her new bed.  I have one piece to paint and I'll be sharing her completed ... and ridiculously girly ... room.

Rearranging the Patio. 
The patio project includes making a bench from the sides of my daughter's crib.  Besides that, I have quite a bit to do here including a lot of painting. 

It really seems like summer is flying by and I feel like I'm being pulled into autumn.  I've been searching for patio items and despite the fact that its July, summer items are gone and back-to-school is already here.  Fall is my favorite season, but this year I'm actually enjoying the hot days and wish I could tell mother nature to slow down so I can spend a few more days in the sun. 

So that's what's to come.  Have a great week!


  1. Nice work, your garden area is beautiful. Love the red shutters. I also like the bistro set white better. blessings, sandi

  2. Its a pretty set in either color, but I think I do like the white best.

    Kimberly :-)

  3. Great job! I like the white the best too! What a beautiful garden area, thanks for sharing!


  4. Oh it looks fabulous. Such a pretty area. Hugs, Marty

  5. Very cute. I really think you need a nice, chippy, picnic table there, though. :)

  6. I'm always amazed just what a difference a coat or two of paint makes! A great transformation.

  7. The white really makes the heart shaped curve stand out now! Nice! I am loving all of your hostas... so pretty.

  8. I love it..Very romantic looking..Your garden is lovely..

  9. Ooooh, I really like them painted white. Now you can see them so much better!


  10. I love the bistro set in white! It brightens up that area and plays off the white in the hostas. Your shed is just too cute! I have to paint mine pretty soon but I'm waiting for the temps to cool down. It's just too hot to be outside for anything right now!



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