Patio Set Makeover {Outdoor Décor Design Challenge}

Hi Friends! The rain has finally given us a break around here, thank goodness, and my back patio furniture has been desperately crying out for a redo...just in time for this month's Design Challenge: Outdoor Décor! Seriously, I think I hear it sobbing in the middle of the night, ya'll. Take a look at what it was looking like after the neglect of Winter: See what I'm talking about. Ew. The cushions covers are about two years past due. That rug is just pitiful, and the umbrella was a … [Read more...]

Summer Wildflower Door Basket

Hi sweet Friends! I've put the paint brush down today to share what I did with this hanging basket I found at the thrift store about a year or so ago: It was only 99¢ and I figured I would put it to use eventually. Well today is the day! It now holds wildflowers on my front door: I didn't even paint it; that is so unlike me! It's so summery and fresh and picks up the colors I have in my planters in the front. I also have a patch of daisies just starting to bloom out … [Read more...]

DIY Standing Outdoor Plant Hanger

Hey there sweet friends! Today I've got a super simple project to share with you. My tool girl crew and I get together once a month to share a simple project we've built using power tools. Hey those tools aren't just for the boys, you know! This month's theme is Patio and Porch projects. I've been having a lot of fun with my front outdoor entry area this season so far. I started with giving my outdoor glider a makeover: That before photo is actually after I had already spray painted … [Read more...]

Outdoor Glider Bench Makeover

Hi lovely friends! I told you the other day that I've been spending several days working outdoors and today I'm sharing a project that was very much overdue. I purchased this outdoor glider bench about six or seven years ago: Isn't it just pitiful? I covered the cushions once before about three years ago, and it was time to do it again! I've included affiliate links so you can find the products I used. Here's my new and improved outdoor glider bench now: Doesn't it look brand … [Read more...]

Updating Old Porch Decor

Hi Friends! Today I'm sharing how I squeezed at least one more season out of my old and faded, porch decor! Let's start here: How sad is this? This is one of two planters like this. They were both faded, but this one had a big crack in the side as well. As I was gearing up for my Summer Home Tour, I really wanted to freshen up my entry area. I decided to start by freshening up these two planters with a little paint and...sisal rope! They really do look so fresh and new, … [Read more...]

Spooky Outdoor Halloween Tour {2014}

Don't be afraid. I won't scare you...too badly.  You know how much we love Halloween around here, and I couldn't let Halloween pass by without sharing our Spooky Outdoor Halloween tour with you! On October first, my husband changes out our outdoor lights to blue lights. It serves as a warning of what is to soon come.  My neighbors know what it means and get pretty excited when we start setting up our display.  Thanks to HalloweenCostumes.com , we have a couple of new friends on our tour this … [Read more...]

Outdoor Cushion Inspiration {As Seen on Hometalk}

Are you looking for some inspiration for your outdoor cushions? On a budget?  Money's no object? (We wish, right?!) You've come to the right place! After sharing my Sew Easy Outdoor Cushion tutorial on Hometalk, I was invited to curate a board to highlight some other ideas for cushions to spruce up your outdoor space. Hometalk is a huge online community where regular folks like you and me, as well as professionals, can share their home and garden-related projects, questions, you name it!  … [Read more...]