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Monday, June 21, 2010

Finished!


There is a word in decorating which means you change one item in the setting and it leads to something else, something more, and etc. I can't remember what the word is, but with the start of a little paint it just kept me going from one project to the next. (If you know the word, tell me because I think I have that syndrome.)
It all started with a little paint and then I could see all of the possibilities. If you missed the first post go
I had some more yellow paint and I thought how cute this table would look painted.
The table is rather small and I had some old little chairs that were painted that forest green that was popular several years ago. Why not paint them all Yellow!!


The table came apart which made my job sooo much easier.
Here are the miniature green Adirondack chairs.


I then thought how cute the glass top table would look with some sort of design on it. But, how was I going to do that? Because it will be outside, it would need to be something that would stand up to the weather.
I had some paper with the colors I thought would look good with the yellow.
Why not tile it with Paper!! But, how would that work with rain and water hitting it?
Because it is glass I did all of the work from the underneath side and you guessed it!
Mod Podge, baby!!

After getting all of the little squares cut and putting the large "J" in the center, I then put another coat on the back side.
But, how would I grout this paper tile, I thought of using paper but then thought, "I will use Paint!"
Here is the grouting process, I taped off the edge of the table so the beige would not get on my yellow paint.


Here are those ugly green chairs, don't they look so much better yellow!

Here is my little table and chairs, I know they will get well used when the grand kids come!

I love how they turned out!
On to the next painting project. You kind of got a glimpse of it in the previous picture. Here is that forest green paint again.
Why not change it to a lovely metallic brown!
What about my weathered old umbrella?? (It was a light teal color.)
Why not paint that too!! Doesn't it look so much better this burnt orange color! I actually had 2 cans of this paint in my shed and I think it was the perfect color for the umbrella. It is an outdoor paint so I will see how it holds up.
Oh, and I thought about recovering my old cushions but when I went to check out the fabric it was $19.00 a yard and I have had the cushions for 15 years so I thought it was probably time for some new ones! I looked at quite a few places to try and find the right colors to match my new decor and believe it or not I found these perfect cushions in the store that is in every city in America. (Yes, it is the "W" store.) Some times I am amazed what you can find there. It was cheaper to buy the new cushions, instead of recovering the old ones.
I wanted to get this all done by Fathers' day and I reached my goal!

So, here it is all finished! It just feels so good when a project is all finished, (or is it? I might find something else to paint!)
I had to paint these 2 obelisks, and they were painted the avocado green.
I pulled out this old plant stand, and of course it needed some paint!
Can't wait until these plants grow big! ( Ooh, maybe I need to paint the pots yellow!)

Ahhh, it feels good to be finished, or am I?  No, if you look close you can see I didn't have enough stain to finish the last step on the deck. I guess I am off to the paint store to get some more stain! See you later!!!

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46 comments:

Wendy@project-create.blogspot.com said...

Everything looks so Great. I especially love love the table, how very brave of you. I also can't wait to see how the umbrella hold up. Let us know!

Jessica said...

I love EVERYTHING! You did such a great job with it all! How inspiring :)

gena said...

Both tables look adorable ! I love the modge podge design on the little yellow one - how cute !!!!

Thanks for sharing !

gena
www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

This is 100% ADORABLE! I can't believe all these wonderful Mod Podge projects! This is one of the best I've seen! Fantastic job!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Everything turned out great. I did laugh though when I got to the part where you said maybe you should paint your planters yellow. I think we are all "tweakers" when it comes to decorating. I can't believe you painted your umbrella.

Life in Rehab said...

Hi, I found you through Between Naps on the Porch, and I had to check out what you're up to! I'm in the middle of spray painting everything I own, so I know how addictive it is. Great job!

Pam said...

Ohhhhhh! This is fabulous! haha I've been working on my lanai, doing things and doing more things. You're right...one thing leads to another. Every one of your redos are top shelf! I love the child's outdoor set now; perfect! And I had no idea you could spray paint an outdoor umbrella? It looks so professional! Enjoy your outdoor space and thanks for the inspiration! I'm already a follower. Pam @ Sallygoodin

Debbie said...

I am amazed that you dared paint your umbrella! It turned out so nice. I'll bet the grand kiddos will love their little outdoor table.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Mel said...

Oh, this is making me really homesick! I wish I could have been there for Father's Day to enjoy it! Soon enough though. It looks FABULOUS!!

Rachel said...

I love all the colors and can't wait to see them! It looks GREAT! Did you stain the deck this time or is it wet again?!

Sue Sparks said...

WOW! I need some of your creativity and energy! It all looks great, but I love the little table and chairs-perfectly adorable!

Orange it Lovely said...

oh wow. This all looks LOVELY. Great great job!!!!
~Tana

Nellie's Cozy place said...

HI DONENE,
I LOVED WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR KIDDIE TABLE, YOUR GRANDIES ARE GONNA JUST LOVE IT, I AM SURE!!
REALLY LIKE YOUR NEW CUSHIONS, MAKES YOUR TABLE SET LOOK ALL BRAND NEW ESPECIALLY WITH THE WAY YOU PAINTED THE UMBRELLA. THE DECK AND PATIO ALL LOOK WONDERFUL. IT TAKES A LOT OF WORK BUT IT IS SO GRATIFYING WHEN IT IS FINISHED, ISN'T IT.
GREAT JOB HON. IT ALWAYS AMAZES ME WHAT A FRESH COAT OF PAINT CAN DO...........
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
BLESSINGS, NELLIE

Jane said...

Wowsers! I am always amazed at what a little paint can do!! It all looks fabulous!

Lisa said...

WOW you take painting to another level! LOL What a busy bee you were. Everything looks fantastic. I just LOVE the yellow set! Great job.
Lisa

Mandy said...

Thanks for linking up at Take-A-Look Tuesday. Just wanted to give you a heads up that I featured you today! - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

Wow! What a creative change! So very festive!!! I don't know what the word is - but, it is happening here too! Spray paint, acrylic...everything is changing here! My family is not sure what to do with me :)
Kathy

Chase and McKell said...

oh i absolutely love how they turned out!! yellow is one of my fav colors right now :) darling & so fun!

*come check out my blog if you'd like :)

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Oh, Donene, your grandkids are going to LOVE their table & chairs! What a fantastic idea - the paper & tile. Wow! I hope you send Amy @ ModpodgeRocks a link to this. She'll love it!

Thanks so much for stopping by the other day. I'm trying to get to my outdoor projects too! It's amazing how much spray paint I have, but I have some in the paint shed, garage and my barn! Whew! Would be nice to be organized, but am having too much fun with projects.

Leslie said...

Girl you are AMAZING! I love how you are using paint to make old things look new! You table and chairs are so cute and I can't get over your adorable umbrella! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Kaysi said...

WOW!!! You are amazing and so talented! It all looks GREAT!

Erin Bassett said...

Wow!!! A lot of work sure payed off!! Great job!

Cecily said...

Um, gorgeous! What a great idea on the mosaic table! Totally brilliant. Thanks for sharing!

Diane said...

OMGosh, the miracles that paint can perform Ü

Love how everything turned out. Your patio is gorgeous.

Sharon said...

Hi Donene! I am also a Mom and Gram who loves kids and crafts! Right now, I have porch and project envy! Wow! You have a gorgeous porch!!! Your projects are inspiring. I have so much on my outside "to do" list! Your table transformation is amazing...I'm going to be on the lookout for something for my grandsons!!!
I'm having a garden linky party on my blog http://keeninspirations.blogspot.com/
This would be an awesome project to link up! I have several giveaways going on as well! I'd love it if you'd stop by and link up!
Sharon

The Shiny Pebble said...

Oh everything turned out great! I think the word you are looking for is 'overachiever'. :D

Brambleberry Cottage said...

You have been quite the busy bee! Everything looks terrific. I especially love the transformation on the table and chairs for the kids...too cute!

Thanks for linking in to my Time Travel party.

I would love for you to link in to any, or all, of my parties each week.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

KasiaJ said...

Fantastic! I had been losing steam on my repainting the outside furniture project, but now I feel inspired again.
Saw you at Someday Crafts.

gnee said...

Congratulations on finishing all your patio projects and for making this week's Top 5 Hits at Singing With Birds. Come check us out at

http://singingwithbirds.blogspot.com

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

It all looks great! I love the colors and I especially love the mod podge glass!! Very creative and special. Looks awesome!

Kris said...

What a fresh new look you have there! LOVE the painting of the umbrella. Smashing color!!!! The cushions match so well. Don't you just love paint!!!!!! I am following, love your blog.

Danielle said...

Wow, I never would have thought to paint an umbrella. Your patio turned out absolutely gorgeous! Visiting from Favorite Things Friday :)

Whimsical Creations said...

Everything looks so wonderful!! It turned out beautiful.

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and yes I would love to come over and paint your patio. Although it doesn't look like your patio needs any help from me. You did a great job and I wouldn't have thought about painting the umbrella either, but the result is AMAZING! I also love the yellow chairs and I am a new fan of Modge Podge.

Christina's Creative Side said...

Oh my goodness, I looove it all!! That round table... ADORABLE! The big table looks awesome, and the cushions match perfect! Seriously, I could comment on everything!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Girl you are a painting fool and it looks like the kind of gal who gets things done fast. I really need to do Something with my table and chairs. . .not a clue where to begin but now I'm thinking Paint!
Thanks for sharing your great ideas.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Kris said...

Hi Donene. Thanks for stopping by. I am anxious to back to see you at Easy Peasy!

Meghan said...

This turned out freakin awesome!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Soooooo gorgeous! I love what you've done with your entire porch. It's amazing. Such an inspiration...I can't wait to get outside and work on mine!

Its So Very Cheri said...

OK that is ADORABLE.
I am adding it to my favs that will be posted this morning.

I also signed up to follow you and would love to have you do the same.

Be sure to check out the www.diyclubinc.com site and check out our 6 sponsors. We would love to have you entered a project. We have a fabulous prize package.

Cheri

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

What a cute transformation! I love it. Way to go taking something not cute and turning it into something cute.

Paige said...

Can you paint a metal picnic table, even if the paint is peeling and icky? Just spray paint over it?

janimal said...

Oh my you did an amazing job. Absolutely fabulous!

Jane @ Going Jane said...

Finally painted some lawn chairs...but my red paint was out to get me!! lol! Your look so great, though...love the colors! :) http://goingjane.blogspot.com/2010/07/its-spray-paint-conspiracy.html

Allison said...

Wow! You were a spray painting machine! LOVE the kids table! ADORABLE! And the new umbrella color- awesome! It all looks fabulous!

Visiting from CSI.

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

You go girl! Your paper "tile" is fantastic!

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