Patio dress rehearsal for the Art in the Garden show

May 16, 2014

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Yesterday evening the patio paint was dry, and so Chloe and I moved the baker’s rack and the iron table base back on the patio.

I had been sanding the sealing the wooden top, which my daughters and I built three years ago, and C helped me carry that to the patio and we plonked it on the iron base.

Then I had a cup of tea and a think.
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For the past million 15…maybe 20 years, I’ve had functional but rather ugly green plastic restaurant chairs on the patio. Then, the other day, C and I discovered a lovely red chair at the local thrift for about $3 and we bought it.

Right there and then I decided I needed more red in my life! 😀

So today I found one red, wooden Ikea chair and two really ugly black and gold iron chairs with a nice structure.

Half of a can of red Tremclad later…and just a tiny bit of wind carried paint which painted my feet a nice shade of sunburn…and Voila! (Don’t worry, I was wearing a mask and didn’t breathe any paint.)
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Then, a trip to the fabric store yielded this lovely outdoor cloth for $5! Now I just have to figure out what to do about the seat itself. I stopped at the foam shop, but the quickly drying outdoor foam would cost about $100 for the two seats! Yeah, I don’t think so!

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So here you have the beginning of the patio dress-up for the garden show.

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Yeah! I love it too!
I love the privacy screen, and the different chairs and the riot of flowers in the blue and green pots.

Loads more pots and rusty iron works to put into place but I think it’s looking a lot more like “garden show” ready. 😀
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We’re expecting rain over night and for the long weekend and it’s just as well because I have to get back up there into the studio and paint, otherwise it’s going to turn into an Art in the Garden weekend! Lol

Sharing with Kathryn at The Dedicated House

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work of art in the early morning

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  • Reply Christie May 17, 2014 at 4:16 am

    Looking good!

  • Reply Carol Early Cooney May 17, 2014 at 4:29 am

    The red is a great touch! Always my favorite.

  • Reply Pondside May 17, 2014 at 4:55 am

    The red is just right! Is it really that time of year again? I think that it was about this time last year that I first came around.

  • Reply Catherine Llewellyn May 17, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    So inspiring – your newly dressed patio lifts my spirit – I imagine visitors turning the corner and finding this little jewel of a space and catching their breath! X

  • Reply Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow May 18, 2014 at 6:40 am

    It is looking wonderful! 🙂

  • Reply daryledelstein May 19, 2014 at 5:10 am

    maybe make up pillows for the seat cushions but don’t anchor them .. so they can come in when they are not needed to cushion your tush

  • Reply Sara v May 20, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Love Red!!! And love what you are doing, it looks fabulous :-). Those lucky people don’t know how much fun and beauty they are in for. Wonderful!!

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