Since "Spring has Sprung"
early here at...
~ No. 9257 ~
...I knew it was time to get myself in gear with a few outdoor projects. First on the list was repainting the patio table and chairs. My patio table has recently become my work/craft table and has the permanent evidence to prove it.
I know...sooooo unattractive
to look at, much less to eat a delicious meal on!
Nothing that a can of paint (already on hand) can't fix... Next, it was time for a new indoor/outdoor rug to bring a sense of the indoors out. I wanted the patio to be an extension of the inside of our home and longed for a bit of warmth and coziness out there.
But, the rug alone didn't do massive wonders for the patio...
My good looking yard boy (aka...hubs) had been hard at work getting the yard looking spectacular...
...and I wanted the back patio to match the beauty of the yard. It was needing some TLC as well! The back patio is a great place to open my Bible and take in God's Word each morning. The birds beckon me, day after day, to come and sit a while and enjoy the cool breeze and warm sunshine.
Oh, sooooo incredibly peaceful!
While out there, however, I was longing for some color and knew that it was time for my annual trip to the local nursery..."Four Seasons." I visit each spring, always wishing that I could take home one of EVERYTHING!
This must be what Heaven will be like...
Needless to say, after laying down a couple of Ben Franklin's I was able to spread some color around and the patio began
to speak my love language!
I ADORE checking out my lovely hanging baskets each morning...they greet me through the window so sweetly and beg me to come out to visit...how can I resist? Take a look...
The swing was a gift from hubs and my boys the first Mother's Day that we moved into our newly built home several years ago. There have been many chats that have taken place over the course of the last 7 years while dangling our legs and gently swinging.
The green bucket was purchased at Wal-Mart for just a few bucks and houses the outside toys that every boy seems to have...
baseball glove, baseballs, golf balls, frisbee, etc...
This little project is a work in progress, as I would still like to add some patio decor, new plush seat cushions, and actually finish painting all of the chairs. For now...can I tell you just how much I enjoy spending some time among God's beautiful creations!?! If only I could get the little grandson to quit picking all of the blooms off of the flower baskets! LOL
Oh, how I have spring fever...truly bad (and it's only the middle of February!) I don't know what's gotten into me lately, but the great outdoors is whistling my name these days =) My back porch is especially calling out for me to come and "sit a spell"...such delightful times in our backyard watching the boys play ball(all of them...hubby, 2 sons and grandson.) The grill is usually cooking up our dinner when we are on the patio...hmmmm...I can smell the chicken grilling now!
Although the sun's rays are cheery and warm here in the south, the air still has a bit of a chill to it somedays. But that didn't stop me recently from heading to the store in search of potting soil and greenery...MORE of it, actually! Several of my indoor pots were bare and in need of company, so off I went in search of a few new houseplants.
First on my list was potting soil...
... and bins to store it in. (An opened bag of anything is just messy to me, so this is another attempt to contain things and create a tad more order in my life.) I chose a couple of bins to divide the soil so that the storage container wouldn't be so heavy. Handles on top made carrying them to my project area much easier too.
Next...my fave...the bins get a LABEL :)
Before housing the new potting soil bins on a shelf in the shop, my new pots got a few handfuls of the rich dirt and some lovely greenery...
(This pot was a gift given to me one Christmas...MANY years ago by my mother. It's lived in 4 different kitchens and has heard lots of interesting family stories. At one time it housed my kitchen utensils, but more recently it's used for a lively household plant. It's one of the few things that I haven't gotten rid of despite it's dated decor...it was in it's prime during the "mauve and blue" era!)
A sweet little tea cup invited some greenery as well...
And then, it was back to the shop to store my containers of soil until the next inspired moment...
I am thinking the next project will be outdoors! =)