Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Spring is calling to me, and so is my Patio Furniture!!!

Ya'll, I miss warm weather!  I want to put my patio furniture back out on my front patio...but what if it snows?  Then I have to drag it back in!  Oh well, I think I'm bringing it back out.  It wouldn't kill me if I had to put it back.  Plus have you seen my garage?  Yep, me either.  I walk as fast as I can from the back door to my Jeep with tunnel vision.  It seriously needs to be cleaned.  Beefcake would not be happy!  Yikes.

I'm very proud of the furniture.  I hunted Craigslist for it all last Summer, until I found the perfect priced pair of wicker chairs.  Then I dragged the kids to the Moon to pick them up and brought them home and painted them.  Naturally I painted them.  I bought a cute trellis at Home Depot and painted it too.  I just rested the trellis against the wall between the chairs.  That's all I've done so far, but I promise to add to it once I can go treasure hunting.  I think it needs a little table for drinks.  I did replace the front door mat, does that count?

I'm thinking of hanging some art on the walls, and hanging a chandelier for candles or maybe some iron birdcages with candles?  Pillows for the backs of the chairs are must, they've got to me comfy.  I might even try to paint a cute rug to go under the chairs, but we'll see. 

Well, here are the pictures of it last year, and till I do some work on it, it'll look the same  for a while.

These are the chairs before, they were in great shape, but I really wanted a pop of color, so painted had to be applied, lots of paint!

And here are the chairs and trellis in place!  LOVE.  Really happy with the way they turned out.  I love how the seat cushions pop off the chair.  I'm going to search for back pillows that incorporate the blue and green.

Last, but not least, the rug.  It was as close a match to the trellis paint as I could find.  I love green, but I'm sure you've all figured that out by now!  lol

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Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Oh I wish it were time to bring out the patio furniture! Usually they tell us that anytime after Mother's Day it's ok to plant, but last year it snowed on May 24th, so this year I'm leery!

I hope you're able to enjoy your furniture early!

SLR said...

i love how the blue wicker chairs and bright green trellis look together...reminds me of Maine Cottage furnishings company...great job on all of it!

Cassie Bustamante said...

i LOVE the color you used on these and love it mixed with that bright green. nice job, tammy! and don't worry about the link- not a big deal!

Sommer said...

Don't do it! It's supposed to snow Friday lol. I want to go buy my patio furniture and fire pit but I'm holding myself back. I just love that I found your blue chairs in Cancun last year!

Chandeen @ Designed by Chance said...

One year my family bought my mother a wicker set for her porch, they are still in the family, and have been passed around, pained, and pillowed. Wicker is forever (forget about diamonds, no diamonds are forever too).

Michelle said...

Love the chairs! I was lucky and found all my wicker curbside. *sigh*

I brought it all indoors when I acquired a sun room. But with the sneak peaks of warm weather and the promise of a new deck, I want it all back outside. LOL

Donnie said...

You could lay a tarp over it if it sure look different painted. Lovely and welcoming.

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

First, I'm your latest follower. Second, I featured this project on my post today at You did a great job on this project that I can't resist featuring it today.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hey Tammy...these chairs look amazing. I just got a little catalog from Pier 1 that had blue & green paisley pillows on the cover that would go perfectly on your chairs. I think they were even made of outdoor fabric. I found you at Brambleberry Cottage and am following you now. Your blog is a delight. Come visit me if you have time. Nice to meet you. ~Ann

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi Tammy! I'm SO with you about hauling out the patio furniture, and can hardly wait to decorate my deck once again......BUT we still have 6" of snow here! UGH!!! Love the colors you chose, too! :)

xoxo laurie

Alison Agnew said...

these turned out great...don't look at all like a craigslist find! i've been looking for just the right patio furniture but haven't lucked out yet.

thanks for linking up to fridays unfolded!


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Unknown said...

Love the blue!

Erin W said...

I Love! I'm in the process of decorating my patio too! You did a great job!

Life in Rehab said...

Hi Tammy,

Your chairs turned out fabulous, love the color! I painted all of mine black last year and used blue and green cushions for a pop. Mine are from Home Depot, and they have the same hues this year.

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

I love them, they remind me of the ones in Ballards catalog. Great color you chose....bring on Spring!!

Sarita said...

The blue looks great, and the chair have a totally new look - I love it! Stopping by the Weekend Wrap up!

Mika said...

Those chairs turned out so cute! I'm so ready for warm weather to sit outside.
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Becca Bertotti said...

What a fun color you chose !! I love the blue ... pops so well against your home. Great choice. *Becca*

Shannon said...

I have a front patio that has sat EMPTY since we moved in 5 years ago - and this year it's my mission to decorate it - I really hope I can find some nice wicker furniture like yours! nice look!

Kathleen said...

You found the perfect pair of chairs! Some plants going up the trellis will b nice when the weather warms up. It is all going to look so nice!
I am here from The Tablescapers Seasonal Sundays.
Nice to meet you!

The Tablescaper said...

It's so wondeful to be planning for Spring.Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

The Tablescaper said...

It's great to have you being a part of Seasonal Sundays. Kindly provide a link in your post to Seasonal Sundays.

Thank you.

- The Tablescaper

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Great looking chairs, Tammy. You really do score on Craigslist! And the pieces look light enough to drag back in, should it snow. ;)

Thanks for joining the party.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Erin said...

I love this idea! I found your blog at the DIY Showoff. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back:
Again, you did a fantastic job with these blue chairs!! :-)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

LOVE them in the blue- they are beautiful!! Thanks for sharing at my party! :)

By the Bluegrass said...

lovely transformation...they just pop now, where as before they were ho hum.

Kimberlea@SaVvyDeCor said...

These are so pretty. What a great color you chose! Great job!!!

Olivia said...

Hi there, I have been dragging out my patio cushions for the last month. When it rains I haul them back in. I love what you did with your wicker. I need to paint mine, they are older and falling apart a bit. Spring will be here soon and then we can really start fluffing! LOL

the cape on the corner said...

love that bold blue. unfortunately in PA we are no where near ready for outdoors, yet!

Chris & Kelli said...

Love these chairs, the color really makes them stand out! Way to take a risk on something that wasn't sketchy before :)

Anonymous said...

Me likey! The blue looks gorgeous with the white cushions. You've inspired me to do something with my plain wicker chairs! :)

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

love the new look of your chairs.
I'm going to be painting some this spring!

Jill said...

Love your blue chairs and green trellis! Great combination! I love sitting outside too - we're lucky enough to be able to do it year round - and do mostly 'live outside' as a consequence!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Rose :: Fine Craft Guild .com said...

Well, I like the chairs in neutral, but that blue is fun and fresh and probably makes your furniture last longer. So, good idea!

So, come link it up at our party, at

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