Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Change With That Sale

Look what I found on the garden clearance!
Isn't it a fun accent?
Although I like the rusty finish, it doesn't match
the other garden accents in my front yard.

So there's just one thing to do---
get out the spray paint!

Can you guess which color?I like it even more now!
It's lost it's rustic qualities and has found it's elegance. It looks so nice on my front porch,
with the fake grass that I don't have to water.
It looks so nice that I'm feeling the need to change out my porch decor.
Doesn't this bouquet look summer-y?
I rescued that metal thing from someone's garbage pile.
I bought new pillows at the thrift store
for my old church bench.

And the frame came from there too.
The topiary is one of those items that gets moved
all around my house.
I need a rest from the heat of the summer
and they say "a change is as good as a rest"
I think they may be right!


Empty Nest Full Life said...

Great changes. I am so looking forward to a Jr League Yard sale that I am going to with my daughter next weekend, hopefully to pick up some changes.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Joy,
I love seeing the small do-able projects that you post! You have inspired me. I won't ever look at a box with a fish decal on it in the same way....and just because something is one color when you buy it...if you like it, then the color can be changed. You're a great teacher!

You have great taste...your porch looks wonderful!
Have a great day,

Bella said...

Only you can make an empty frame look good...well, til now...since we'll all be copying it soon ;)

Love your new find and the paint job. What a chillaxing place to sit!

V and Co. said...

oh i love it love it love it! i think that is one of my favorite's so far of what you've done!

Darlene said...

Hi Joy,
I saw some of those on clearance at my favorite spot HL (like those initials instead of the name...lol) and you know I had NO CLUE what to do with them...glad you showed me. I am off to HL again today.......

Your porch looks wonderful...so summery and cute!!

Tausha said...

I agree about the change and the rest. Looks great. Excatly what store has all their garden items on clearance. You must share the news. I love those pillows, they look like they were made for the bech. I am jealous that you have a church pew. I have always wanted one. Still on the lookout at the thrift stores.

Carrie said...

your porch looks great!

Rae said...

Most assuredly elegant and perfect in every way!

Libby said...

What a great place to getaway. Love your style!

Blessings to you and yours,

Sarah said...

Can I come and sit on your porch? It would make me want to come and visit all the time!

Bonnie the Boss said...

So great!! Love the bouquet on the door!

Shirlee said...

Joy, just how many cans of black spray paint do you have laying about? We have a small garden centre at one of our grocery stores and they have their outdoor stuff all marked down. I saw something similar to what you bought, but not near as nice as yours. And the pot at the bottom is a neat idea. I'll bet you'll have lots of fun changing it out for the seasons. Love the bench too!

ps. I posted my newest project, finally got the DH to take my pics of the camera. I'd love to hear your suggestions. :)

Blissful Nikki said...

Wow, I love the whole porch. The new pyramid thingy (lol) is awesome in black! love it! :)

Kelli said...

Love the change to your front porch. I got your blog from my mom, diane. You have excellent taste. I love the church bench. Too cute! Keep inspiring us!

Valarie said...

Love It! It looks great :)

megan said...

Again, lovely as always. I like the black crisp look out there. I have been trying to work on my curb appeal of my house. I wish I had as many ideas (and space) as you do!

Julie said...

I love your porch and yes it says summer come sit awhile. Don't you just love to thrift shop I'm working on my porch as well

Mom of Three said...

I love that black iron thing you painted! It is so great with that grass! I love it!!!!

Chris said...

I've been eyeing that same piece at Hobby Lobby for weeks now. I kept thinking, "I can just paint it." But your visual of it is spectacular! I love how it looks on the porch. How adorable everything looks together!

Deb said...

What a great porch. Love the empty frame. So whimsical. Where did you get your church pew?

Joy said...

My church pew actually came from the church I grew up in. They replaced the old benches with upholstered ones. It was originally double that size, but my talented hubby cut it and made two from one. The other one didn't have side pieces. We gave it to a neighbor.
We've had the bench for several years! It used to be white, then I painted it black and now it's got an aged crackly look with the white showing through (Nature did it. I didn't)

Lacy said...

The door arrangement looks great for a pop of color and I love the blank frame outdoors.

From yesterdays post I am amazed at the table. I am on the hunt for a few cabinent doors!

I also really like the numbers on the half finished re-purposed clock.

Robert said...

You have managed your home pretty well, It looks so beautiful.

Mrs. Trixi said...

Wow, your porch looks great. I am keeping my eye out for one of those church benches for my front porch. You see them everywhere until you need one.

Nicol said...

I purchased the same thing (for 80% off) and I plan on painting it black. It looks great on your front porch! I am working on set up a porch that is welcoming!

Pam said...

I love love love your porch. I have been eyeing that garden piece at my local Hobby Lobby but didn't know what I would do with it. I might just go get it tomorrow.

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