Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Coming home and getting busy.

I'm usually the first show up at the big box store buying flowers but this year I knew we were going to be going out of town so I didn't want to burden my father in law with a bunch of watering. So, as soon as we got home I headed out and got some flowers to spruce things up and distract me from being back home.
We're supposed to replace our front porch this year so I'd been formulating a new color scheme, especially because it's been, what, 2 or 3 years since I've painted the shutters and doors. So I replaced the dark green wicker of last year with a couple of bright red things (I'm thinking charcoal for both the door and shutters). Then good friends gave me their fab primitive cabinet to either sell for them or for free if I decided to keep it...
...oh boy! I thought that I had no where to put it so I'd be selling it. Then I decided that, since our garage is still full of furniture and treasures from Uncle Robbie, we would just stick it on the front porch until I had a place to sell it. Well, oopsy, doesn't it look happy there? I thought so too. So more fun rearranging and decorating!
Side view with my daddy's pelican center stage.
Our builder hated the "greenhouse" I'd made as therapy, when Michael Jackson passed away, out of scrap windows and doors and sat out front in the yard. The glass kept breaking whenever we had a storm, loved it anyway but finally decided to let someone else "adopt" it at the shop. The chair I had inside it still remains with a fresh plant inside.
One of my little "funnies" I put together.
Still a "before", the front door...
...shutters still "befores". We'll see what happens over the summer...

1 comment:

Linda said...

It all looks great to me. I've been waiting til I'm in town for a few weeks to buy some more plants, too.... no rain in Texas (as you know)!!!