Wednesday, April 23, 2014

"APPLE GREEN" ON THE BACK PORCH


How is everyone doing?
My husband and I have been a little under the weather for the last couple of days, 
so things have been kind of slow around here
Just barely trying to keep up with every day life, so no new projects happening right now, but I would like to share with you the little bit of Spring decor I added to the back porch a couple of weeks ago.

Nothing to write home about :), but just a little pop of color to make our outdoor time more pleasant, 
until we get back to the construction of the back yard. Lots of plans in the making.
 
You all know how much I like to update spaces in our home with different fabrics.
This time, I used a couple of yards I had in apple green and made new covers for our outdoor pillows.
Let me show you around. 
 


 
This is the first thing you see when you open the back door.
 


 
I just made some envelope style pillow covers and added a few flowers to the pots.










Since the weather is so beautiful right now, we brought the eating table back out and, after a good cleaning, I added to it my new covered pillows, some place mats in the same color, a few candles from Dollar Tree and faux flowers for the centerpiece.














I love to sit on the bench in the morning with a cup of coffee and my iPad and read your blogs 
while I listen to the birds singing. So peaceful! :)
Thank you all for stopping by for a visit.
See you all soon!
 
 

Monday, April 21, 2014

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME #57 & FEATURES


Happy Monday!
Welcome to Tuesdays at Our Home.

I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend.
Ours was fabulous!
We started the weekend with doing a complete Spring cleaning of our front yard and flower bed.
This took us most of the day, but, so worth it.

It was like a jungle in there!



All the bushes got a good "haircut".



About five hours later and ten trash bags full of clippings, we were able to finish everything off 
and add the new mulch we bought last week.





Much better, right?
Sunday, we had a wonderful Easter celebration at our brother's house.
It sure was a fantastic family get together, full of conversation, laughter and great food.

And now, lets take a look at the most viewed links from last week party.

Patti from Old Things New shared a tutorial on how to make your own Spring topiary. 
Loved this post. What a beautiful idea!




Christine from Christine's Home and Travel Adventures created a gorgeous Spring tablescape in her home in Florida. Love the color scheme! 




Suzanne from Simply Suzanne's shared with us a great recipe for carrot cake cupcakes.
They look so delicious! 




Lynda from Reviews, Chews & How-Tos shared a wonderful tutorial on how to make herbal soaps.
I would love to try to make them. 
So pretty and I am sure they smell sooo nice.




Lynnie from Cottage Gal Style shared with us her memories of Easter when she was growing up.
What a charming and beautiful post!




Jody from Southern Seazons gave a 70 year old bench a wonderful makeover.
What a beautiful heirloom!





Thank you, again, to all who took the time to participate!
 I always appreciate your visits and wonderful comments!

 If you were featured, please feel free to grab a "featured button" from my sidebar.
 I can't wait to see what you have been up to this week

WELCOME TO TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME #57!




You can link up any posts that are home decor, gardening, crafting, painting, sewing, cooking or DIY related. 
 
And although there is no rules to join, I would love if you start following my blog.
  Have fun!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

HAPPY EASTER!





REUSING OLD FURNITURE


Hello, everyone!
Did I ever tell you the story of our DIY hall chest?
I don't think I did.





You all have seen it before, but I thought I take a minute and show you how it got to be what it is today.
My husband built this dresser for our bedroom sooo many years ago, about 20, to be exact.
It was a Thomasville copycat. We loved their style, but we sure could not afford it back in those days.
 I don't even have a good picture to show you.
Blogging in those days was not even a thought. :)




 So, when we bought our new bedroom furniture, we were left with this dresser that did not fit 
or go anywhere else in the house.




You all know that I already had a vision for this piece of furniture, but my husband was very much ready to donate it.
It took a couple of weeks of " no, we can't, yes, we can" until I convinced him to give it a try 
and see if we could make a entrance chest out of it. 

So, the dresser went in the garage and after a whole weekend of work (everything you can imagine went wrong)
and many looks of "I told you so", we ended up with this.




At this point, we were stuck.
We knew we wanted doors with some kind of metal scroll on them, but that was not so easy to find, 
until one day while shopping at Kirklands, we found two sets of metal candle holders in the clearance area 
just like the ones we have in the bathroom.




They were missing the glass and they were on sale for eight dollars a set. 
We looked at each other and knew right away this would work. 
You just have to use your imagination a little. :)
After another whole day, we were finally able to put the doors together. 
For the center, we left the original doors.







And that is how this hall chest was made out of a very old and dated dresser.
It cost us under $20 to make it, since we already had the extra wood and stain, 
and three days of hard work and lots of complaining. LOL









 You won't believe me when I told you we came across a very similar chest not long ago for over $700.
I am so glad I was hard headed and did not let him give it away. He is glad too, he just won't admitted. :)

Thank you all for stopping by.
I have a full day ahead of me. We are touring college campuses getting our son ready for his move 
into the four year University to finish his degree. 
Wish us luck!

See you all soon.



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