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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

What a little paint can do!



I decided to plant flowers in my pots on Saturday and I was successful in getting most of them done. When I went out to my shed though, there were many old pots,containers and plant stands that I have not used for a long time because they are looking old and needed some rejuvenation! Every year I think about pulling them out and giving them some TLC but another season comes and goes and I end up buying something to replace them. I couldn't stand to get rid of them because I still love the shapes and designs of these neglected treasures.
These shelves have been used to store all of my old clay pots and gardening containers so they were getting pretty neglected. I drug them out and gave them a good cleaning!
I haven't used these in several years, they were still in great shape but I was not liking the color.
These are usually on my deck but they have seen several years and the cushions could use some updating too! I took the cushions off to paint so I didn't get a picture with the cushions on.

I have quite a collection of clay pots because I am not sure where and what I want to plant so I use some and save some for the next year. As you can see these have been well used.
I actually found a great deal on this yellow paint at HL and so I bought what they had and then decided the pots would look great YELLOW!
I painted the plant shelves, avocado and the chairs a dark brown. I love the new transformation and they all found a new home on my back deck.
I painted everything in site! I am still thinking there are more poor items in the shed that need the same rejuvenating.
I painted the wire plant holders a rusty red, actually it was primer but I liked the look so much I just left it with the primer on! The direction sphere or what ever it is called, on the narrow plant stand,(what is the name for it?) I painted  brown with a metallic top coat.
I am really liking the yellow pots in there (NEW) container.
It just makes me want to make some lemonade and sit down and have a break for a minute!
I didn't get a before picture of these yellow lanterns but they were in pretty bad shape! They are looking great with their new yellow coat.


I have to give my daughter Caitlin some credit for helping me break out of my "boring colors" and really you can choose almost any color when it comes to outside decorating!
Come back and see what else I have planned for my yellow paint!

46 comments:

Kelley said...

FAbulous JOB! We are starting a patio remodel and I have been collecting "junk" to spray paint. I cant want, it is amazing what a little paint can do.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Your patio area looks great!! Amazing what a coat of paint can do isn't it!! I am always thrilled when I give something a new coat of paint, it looks all new again. I painted my mailbox post this morning and we put new mulch in but we ran
out so gotta go get more, but the area looks so much better it is amazing.
Can't wait to see what else you paint yellow.
Don't you just love transforming old things in to something new.
I found some chairs in my shed this morning I forgot about and want to see what I can do,
hubby thinks we should throw them out cause
they have quite a bit of rust, but I want to find out if there is something you can paint over that rust with that will cover it and keeps it at bay first. Will See!
Thanks for sharing your new patio look. It's great and it didn't cost you a fortune.
That is perfect in my opinion. lol
Blessings, Nellie

The Thrifty Designer said...

That is so bright and cheerful. I love it! Great job.

Elizabeth said...

I love it! Can I come over and have a break there? Seriously, it looks so relaxing - and fresh! Great job getting out of your 'colour box'!

Mary Jones said...

It looks great. Can't wait to see it in person!

Pam said...

This looks like a great place to escape to now. You're right about the difference a little paint makes; bravo for you! Pam @ Sallygoodin

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Now this is fabulous~ Well done!

Mel said...

OOOOOO...I love it!! It looks so good. Want to come spruce up my place?

Meredith said...

I love the pot holder thingy! Cute!

Leslie said...

How stinkin' cute! I love it all! Your pots look so good in yellow! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Turley Times said...

Wow!! What a transformation! I love all the colors you used. Gives me some ideas for my own backyard and patio!

Hannah

the momma said...

What a great transformation! I love love love the yellow color! So bright and cheerful. I think the sphere thingy may be an armillary? Not totally sure...but my mom loves those things and that's what she calls them!
Visting from HOH

Jill said...

Wow! I love the power of paint! I would add bright yellow cushions to the chair too I think!

Ann said...

wow!! I love that green! what color is it?

Katie said...

What a great looking patio!! It looks so inviting!!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Fantastic transformation. I love how you brought the outdated up-to-date. Caitlin did a great job with the colors! Wonderful time travel project.

Thanks for linking to the party.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

wow, your porch looks so fantastic! worth all the scrubbing and cleaning and painting for sure :)

DOEHLER DAYS said...

this is amazing! Great job!

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

I love the yellow so much! I don't consider myself a 'yellow' person, either. I've got to get into my sheds and get busy. Thanks for the inspiration!

gnee said...

Boom! I just saw fireworks...this is amazingly fabulous...ENJOY

Jessica said...

love the yellow pots... AND the way three look lined together!!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous! The yellow pots bring it all together and make it happy and cheery :) You're giving me a little outdoor inspiration now... Perfect job!

AlMcLeary said...

I just raided my friend's Garage and got several cans of paint, I think I will follow your lead and spruce up my clay pots

Debbie said...

YAY, Yay, and triple YAY! My what color can do right? I adore your patio and all the fun pops of yellow. You know that is my favorite! Looks fantastic.

Laura said...

This looks great! I love yellow and it looks great on your porch.

Thanks for linking up at Saturday is Crafty Day!
Laura @ along for the ride

Kuzak's Closet said...
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Kuzak's Closet said...

What a great project, I love the color combination!

Please link up to Sister Sister Sunday if you have a chance,

Thanks,
Amanda

Connie said...

Miracle in a can, that is what I call spray paint. You are a true miracle worker. Everything looks fabulous.

Thanks so much for the award you sent my way. I have been a slacker blogger lately and haven't posted about it yet but will try to in the next couple of days. You are a real sweetheart. I also enjoyed reading about you and getting to know you better.

Hugs to ya,
Connie

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

This is so fresh and pretty! Great eye for detail!
Thanks for stopping by!
Londen

Amanda said...

I love all the yellow! (One of my favorite colors!) You did a great job with all the paint on your porch!

And thanks so much for stopping by my blog (and becoming a follower!!)

Condo Blues said...

I love all of the bright colors. I'm on a lime green kick too.

a little lovely said...

isn't paint fabulous?!? i love the yellow! thanks for sharing at my linky party, hope you'll come again :)

Kimberly said...

What a huge improvement!!! I absolutely love it!

Alison said...

Hi! I'm stopping by from the Motivate Me Monday party. I love a great paint transformations. It never gets old, does it? :)

Enjoy the week!

Alison

http://welcomesunshinehome.blogspot.com/

One Life Many Journeys said...

Beautimus! I love all the colors you chose! Looks like a place lots of family memories will be made!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

what a wonderful spot to sit and relax! I love how everything turned out! Love the yellow!
gail

Alison said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting me. Now I'm following you back. :)

Alison

http://welcomesunshinehome.blogspot.com/

by night said...

This is all a very fresh transformation! I like it a lot! & could easily see myself sipping a lemonade there with you ;-) thanks you for the visit & sweet comment!

Megan said...

Wow! Amazing job! You really have an eye for color (I'm so jealous!). I love all the pops of yellow. So fun!!

Melissa said...

Those are happy and fun colors...great work!!

Christina's Creative Side said...

Yep I love those yellow pots in the red baskets! They look great!

Robin said...

This is a truly great way to recycle (or upcycle as I like to call it.) I love it and would love to see you post this at my linky party Upcycled Awesome!
http://tinyurl.com/Upcycled9 and come back to my blog for Stashbusting-September. I promise it will be worth your while!

Duchess said...

I really love the color combo, and that you just had all of these beautiful things in your shed that a few hours and some paint made new! Lovely! You deserve some nice lemonade!

Chic Creations said...

Love the transformation of your things. Beautiful! I also painted some things yellow for my patio. Yellow is so eye catching. I also did somethings green. We must have been on the same brain wave that day. Oh, ya, and I also am a grandma. Loving every minute of it! Thanks for sharing all your great things.

Suesan said...

What a great change. A pop of color sure goes a long way to livening things up. Your porch is so cute. I have a serious case of porch envy.

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Vickie said...

The sphere thing is an armillary
(är'mə-lĕr'ē, är-mĭl'ə-rē)
n.
An old astronomical model with solid rings, all circles of a single sphere, used to display relationships among the principal celestial circles.


Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/armillary-sphere#ixzz1AfabTPS

I love the fun redo of all your things. It makes me want Spring to come.

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