Apr 25, 2010

Outdoor small projects

Hubby and I got this for a wedding gift almost 17 years ago.  It was handcrafted for us to use outdoors as a bench or table.  Isn't that a great gift idea?  It is currently set on our front porch and holds decor.  My neighbor had given me her left over porch paint to maybe paint the ceiling of my porch a fresh Robin Egg blue.  So...
I dry brushed it on the bench just to freshen it a bit.  It really makes that curved detail pop.
I can see in the picture that it just looks white-washed white. ;-)

Remember the curb side chair I got the other day driving back from baseball practice..
They had even cut the picket pieces for the seat.  I happen to have already potted this flower and I simply set it into place and it still needed something.
So, I whipped up a sign with all kinds of scrapbook embellishments.  Of course, it says BLOOM!  The little tag says..Happiness must be grown in one's own garden.
I had the green crackled empty sign from Easter clearance at Hobby Lobby last year.  I got 2 this year that are oval shaped and bigger the same way...ready when I need them. lol

I snagged these at goodwill a few weeks ago for $1 and $2.  Must have been a Christmas item.  I just used a can of spray that I've had and..

got them ready for All Star baseball season and July decor.  I found these picks in the Hobby Lobby patriotic area.  I imagine I can make a floral or candy bouquet and add the picks in for a patriotic feel.  Fun!!

that's it at my cottage for now..go see others here:

xox, DeniseMarie


  1. Denise, Great work on all your projects. I love the little table bench, the chair and the stars!! Good work!

  2. Oh girl, I love your projects. They turned out awesome. I've been doing some painting too actually. FINALLY finishing off my back entrance trim (since December,,lol).

  3. Nice projects. Don't you just adore spray paint?

  4. all very cute projects, I bet your yard looks really pretty now.
    I like them all but the curbside chair is my favorite.

  5. You are very talented. I like your decorations. Nicley done ;-)

  6. What cute projects. I've been thinking of painting my porch ceiling blue too as I've seen some that way and they are so cool.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the sweet comment on my sea shell mirror redo.
    Hugs N Herbal Blessings, Mandy

  7. Great thrifty transformations!

    Thanks for visiting the cottage and commenting on my flea market finds.

    Be sure to visit again and enter my giveaway!

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  8. Cute little bench! Love the little Bloom sign. You had a lot more fun playing this weekend than I did.

  9. I love the chair made into a planter!!! It looks great. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my craft room re-do!!! Hope you have a blessed week!

  10. That little bench looks so much happier now, all freshly painted! And I love what you did with those star baskets! I can't wait until Memorial Day comes, so I can start decorating with all of my patriotic stuff!
    Happy Monday!

  11. Love what you did with the star baskets...great idea!

  12. great bench! I love the sign you added! I have done a few garden chairs. I use moss to fill in the seat around the pot.
    the baskets will be perfect this summer!

  13. Hi!
    So nice to meet you!
    It's so nice to read another Christian blog and meet another sister in Christ!
    Thanks for the sweet comment on my master bedroom!
    I {heart} spray paint, too!
    My neighbors must think I am cuckoo- I am always painting something!!
    I like to say: I love turning ugly & abandoned things into beautiful & useful ones, for this is what Jesus' love has done for me!
    Blessings to you as you make your home!

  14. Great makeovers! I'm loving the potted chair. Your sign looks great! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  15. Great find, the chair is so cute with your little bloom sign! Thanks for stopping over today, off to catch up on your past posts.

  16. A cool thing you have done with the old chair! Love the table too.

  17. Hello! Thanks for coming by to say hello! So glad you did! I love all the projects you have been up to! Love the planter chair! I need to make my yard cute like yours! ~Maryjane

  18. Wonderful projects. My favorite is the white bench, table. It is the perfect size for anywhere.

  19. I like your bloom sign! Very cute!


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