Wednesday, February 23, 2011

In-Between Porch Decor and a Winner

It's such an odd time of year, one might call it the "In-Between Season." There are no holidays in sight, it's too cold to decorate for spring, and decorating with the grays and browns of winter has gotten old. To cure the winter blahs that one gets in the in-between season, I pulled out my brightest spray paint colors and some old, very old, thrifted items.
First I gave an old frame and a piece of scrap beadboard a fresh coat of bright orange. Then I painted the legs of a stool with a creamy yellow and finished the top off with gray.The beadboard is now the ideal spicy backdrop for an average woody wreath.Faux ranunculus in a crusty pot resting on a silver tray are appropriate for this time of year. Fun Fact: Ranunculus flowers season is usually from January till May. The flowers look so pretty framed in orange with a bright yellow little bird that seems to be enjoying the scene.Even though the flowers are fake I couldn't resist adding a cheery teal watering can into the vignette, along with an over-sized lantern to shed a little light in the crisp early evenings of this time of year.I now have a bright, delightful, and perfect In-Between Season porch.According to Random Generator, the winner of the Thirty-One Gifts Giveaway is number 35. Hooray Gayle! Gayle is a very talented rug hooker and loooong-time reader of my blog. I'm so excited for her. Giving prizes is always fun but when it's someone I "kindda" know (we've never met in person but I saw her on TV), it makes it even more exciting!
Thank you Diana from Thirty-One Gifts for hosting this giveaway.

12 comments:

Life Is Crazy Beautiful said...

Very inspiring! Makes me want to add a few bright pops of color to my own drab winter porch. The colors you used are in my wicker rocker cushion {which I never brought it because we tend to alternate in Jan-Feb between traditional winter days - as cold as below zero and days in the 60's & even 70's} Southern KS is crazy in the winter! Your happy touches made me smile :) Lisa

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congrats to Gayle! Love those faux blooms, Joy!

Rose H (UK) said...

What a wonderful welcome for your visitors! Love how you've used the orange to make the whole thing pop. Your faux ranunculus are so lifelike.
Congratulations to the lucky winner Gayle :o)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

How pretty. Those flowers are so pretty and colorful! Great job!

Erin said...

Beautiful and perfect as always!

Gayle said...

HI Joy - I think yellow & gray are a really trendy color combo right now - they were wedding colors at a reception I attended last summer and looked really pretty!

I'm so excited to have won your giveaway! It's always fun to read your blog and see what projects you've been working on.

Thanks!

Comeca Jones said...

Love the bright colors!

Anji Johnston said...

Like a breath of fresh air! So needed that pop of color in my life right now. Too much winter blahs! Thanks for the uplift!

Barntiques said...

Rannuculus is a show stopper in any of its' many shades. In Iowa, and the weather is about to get yucky, so thanx for the lift me up!

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

Darling!!

Connie said...

How pretty! The flowers - I love them. And orange - I would have never thought to use that color. Looks grand!

Object of Maya*ffection said...

LOVE the porch makeover! Looks GREAT! Colors are fab! The pot of ranunculus is adorable!

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