Friday, May 28, 2010

RED, WHITE AND BLUE


house beautiful

living etc via decor pad

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country living


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apartment therapy



 via mfamb


Have a very enjoyable and safe Memorial Day Weekend!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

DECK IS DONE!

You don't even want to know how many times we restained our deck(didn't like the first two stains I chose, oops!)  But yes,  it is finally done and I am happy with the result...


We ended up doing a two toned deck...






I think it matches the house nicely...






Now the deck is party-ready for the holiday weekend don't you think?!





Tuesday, May 18, 2010

DECK UPDATE


Just a quick update on our deck.  Remember our pretty beat up deck..


After 1 coat of stain...


I am proud to say that I did this all by myself!{husband was out of town}   
A second coat is recommended for durability.  I like the shade I picked out but not loving it{hate when that happens!}  I might have to use a darker, less orangey stain for the next coat.  What do you think?
I'll share a step-by-step how to once done.

Monday, May 17, 2010

CRAIGSLIST MONDAY: ADIRONDACK CHAIRS

Working on the deck this past weekend made me think of outdoor furniture particularly the Westport timeless adirondack chairs
this old house

I prefer the classic weathered look...
coastal living

but you can never go wrong with painted and modern looking ones too...
coastal living


via completely-coastal


country living

Sue of The Zhush wrote a great post on the modern versions of this staple chair.

No matter what size or shape...

pottery barn

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unknown


via homework shop

the slanted back and the large broad armrests make this comfortable american chair a summertime favorite.

Now for my craigslist finds...









got this for...
$45!

By the way,  it was a productive weekend.
Can't wait to show you my newly stained deck!
Happy Monday!





Friday, May 14, 2010

NEXT DIY: STAINING THE DECK

I have been dreading this project.  I don't have any experience staining and the amount of preparation is overwhelming (not to mention the size of it!).   Whine.

It is the perfect weekend to do it so I have no excuse now.

Have you done this before?  Do you have any tips for me?

Here's hoping for a productive weekend!



Thursday, May 13, 2010

COLOR COMBO: GRAY AND ORANGE

This is one of my favorite color combinations right now...


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decor pad

The orange adds warmth to an otherwise "cool" gray room...



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Love this dress paired with sexy gray heels...
carolina herrera



amy butler

I recently painted the Master Bedroom gray and I am adding touches of orange to make the space come to life...



I'll post more pictures once I'm done.










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