Sunday, April 26, 2009

Two chairs and a planter - the long way

Our deck needed an overhaul this year. As you can see, the grey stain from five years ago has seen better days. Don’t tell anyone, but I never liked the grey anyway.

So we stained the floor Lowe’s Olympic, Jefferson Tan and on the arbor, wall, and lattice work, we matched the color of the trim on the house. It’s been a slow process. We’re still not finished, but for Metamorphosis Monday at I thought I would show you a portion of what we have accomplished.

Our adirondack chairs and glider were previously painted white so we repainted them to match the arbor, wall, etc. YES, I did help!

Bought this planter at Target

Filled it with newspapers.
Topped that with shredded grass.
Displayed old metal garden tools and clay pots.

Sealed it with a glass top
Set a water fountain that I picked up at a garage sale on the glass top

Stenciled the Adirondack chair

Flanked the table with our Adirondack chairs, freshly painted and stenciled

WHEW! Where’s that jug of iced tea.


Julie said...

I LOVE the redo...the color is much better then the Gray...the pillows are precious! Julie

Lindsay said...

I like your stencil!

Chari said...

Hi Marsha...

Just read the sweet note that you left on my "Sunday Favorites" post...I'm so glad that you stopped by for a visit and I'd just love for you to participate in Sunday Favorites sometime!!!

Ohhhh myyyy goodness!!! My friend, talk about a total backyard make-over...well, you've done it!!! You have such a lovely yard and deck area!!! I just love that that's lots of fun to decorate!!! I just can't believe the transformation! Love the pretty tan that you did on the deck floor and the arbor, fence, etc. looks so fresh and fabulous!!! I can just imagine your excitement to have all of this redone! Love your fresh update on the adirondack chairs...the initials are a great idea! And I just love the pretty striped pink pillows!!! But...I just have to say that one of my favorites was that big ol' urn project! I think that adding the pretty items to the inside...where you can see them through the glass table genius!!! That's a grand idea...I love it!

Your brand new backyard and deck is gorgeous...Congratulations!!!

Warmest wishes,

Stacey said...

Marsha, I might just have to totally copy what you did to your adirondack chairs. Mine are calling for a coat of paint. I love how you used the urn to make a table too. Great ideas!

Linda said...

Now that table from the urn filled with stuff is about the most clever idea I've seen in a while. Really nice touch to monogram chairs, too. Linda

Cynthia said...

I am very impressed, everything looks so beautiful and I am sure you will need that glass of tea. i especially love the fountain you made, how pretty and creative. Cindy

Jadehollow said...

Wow.. Y'all did an awesome job. Everything looks Great. Love the planter turned into a table.. my neighbor did one simular to yours and I fell in love with it. I wanted one so bad but didn't want to be called copy-cat lol. I love yours much better. Thanks for sharing your great transformation.
Have a Great Week.

Anonymous said...

Oh My Marsha- what a lovely yard and deck you have! I would be out here 24-7! You and DH are doing a wonderful job! Can't wait to see more


Allidink said...

Wow! What great projects! I love them all! You are so clever that planter looks fantastic with the garden tools and glass top and fountain. And In between the chairs! It looks so good. The initial on the chairs is a great idea! Loved this post.

All the best,

Linda/"Mom" said...

~~~ "MARSHA, MARSHA, MARSHA!"~~~ What a TRULY WONDERFUL transformation~~~ it's so charming, happy, creative and, well, just TOTALLY DELIGHTFUL !!! "Yer the ma'am" today!!! ~~~ Sooo glad you shared this! Many thanks, Linda in AZ *

Bethanie said...

I love what you did to the chairs. Very nice.

Chandy said...

Lovely job you did! The new color looks great!

Amy said...

I can't believe the difference a can of paint can make. I am always amazed. Your porch is just dreamy in the tan shade you chose. What a good idea to monogram your initials on the Adirondack chairs. Very custom touch. What a huge project with huge results. Beautiful! Amy

Jessica said...

great ideas. I especially love the urn!!! It's going to be gorgeous when you are done

the wild raspberry said...

oh have inspired me! i need to redo our deck so badly.
i love your little planter table.
very creative.

mishebe said...

awesome. Now come do my deck . lolPlease....I painted it to match the house and it peeled . I even put a primer down. So this is our big redo this mishelle

the wild raspberry said...

hey there! i had to come back and tell you welcome to our blog! we are thrilled that you are joining us on our journey. we look forward to getting to know you better.
thanks for your sweet comments.

marty39 said...

Love the transformation. It is just gorgeous. What a great place to just sit and relax and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. The pillows are lovely and the crisp white is so pretty. Love it all. Hugs,Marty

darnold23 said...

Such cute ideas you have! I really like the glass-topped table idea and may steal it to use at my house as well. Thanks so much for sharing.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

This is going to be drop dead beautiful when you are finished. The little touches like the initial on the backs of chairs, are what make things so special. Yes, lots of very worth it! The pink and green striped pillows, all those Spring fresh colors...just beautiful!
LOVE it all! Its the tiny details that are wonderful to see.
~smiles and hugs~
Mona :)

Cass @ That Old House said...

Terrific! LoVE the glass topped table -- how creative. Can't wait to see the complete unveiling!

Marsha said...

What a beautiful fresh look to your patio, I especially love the way you made the table with the urn and implements. Great post.

Rajesh said...

Nice place and lot of stuff

Tika said...

What a very good's parents also love gardening~