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Patio dress rehearsal for the Art in the Garden show

012 copy copy 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. We didn’t just apply a fresh coat of paint on the already flaking paint, for we had to clean it dry with the help of a the ar383ss pressure washer. Get your ar383ss pressure washer here to find out how it can help you in making such daunting tasks easy. 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. 014 copy copy 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.) For some time now, C has been looking online for better outdoor lounge settings, I just hope he connects to the picture I have of this patio in mind. patio chairs 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! 004 copy copy So here you have the beginning of the patio dress-up for the garden show. 001 copy copy 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. 😀 006 copy copy 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! Maybe I also need new pathways, such as provided by concrete driveway replacement in Denver. Lol Sharing with Kathryn at The Dedicated House

Comments: 7

  • Christie

    May 17, 2014
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    Looking good!

  • May 17, 2014
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    The red is a great touch! Always my favorite.

  • Pondside

    May 17, 2014
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    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.

  • Catherine Llewellyn

    May 17, 2014
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    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

  • May 18, 2014
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    It is looking wonderful! 🙂

  • daryledelstein

    May 19, 2014
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    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

  • May 20, 2014
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    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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