Showing posts with label patio. Show all posts
Showing posts with label patio. Show all posts

Friday, August 29, 2014

Vintage Outdoor RETRO Rocker Makeover.

 Well Hello my BEAUTIES!
Do I ever have a fun makeover for you guys today.
I got to try some fun new OUTDOOR vintage paint and 
I had the PERFECT piece for it.


 Wouldn't you say that this chair was deserving of a MAKEOVER???
I got the chair out of my neighbors garbage.
The sad part was there was 2 of them..
I woke up one morning and it was storming out like crazy.
I went to go bring my kids to school when I spotted them across the street
next to my neighbors garbage.
The GARBAGE truck was turning the corner onto our street!
Now let me remind you..It was STORMING...
I had a decision to make...Risk getting soaking wet and possibly struck by lightning (it wasn't actually lightning out but it was booming)
Or leave them to the trash man.....
HAVE YOU MET ME???? :)
I darted across the street in the rain....Clothes now in mere seconds soaked...
all the way to my undergarments...:)
I grabbed one chair...I had one chance....The garbage man was on my heals..
I picked up my chair holding it victoriously above my head as my children stood across
the street in my driveway screaming "HURRY MOM!!!!!" 
Just as I got into my garage the garbage man grabbed the other chair and lifted it into his truck.
The other chair was gone....I, in my haste at least grabbed the better of the two..the other had rusted through holes and the bottom of the rocker rungs rusted through too.
This one was at least totally intact.
I still think about the one that got away but it was not to be :)


This is where this great product comes in to play.
You know how I LOVE color and I wanted that PUNCH of it when painting just this one single chair.
I chose Cerise.
The pigment so DEEP and RICH...
It would for sure make my vintage chair beautiful again.

 I sanded my chair just getting the loose chunks off...before that when I was working on my patio
I had actually POWER WASHED the whole thing too.
So it did a great job of cleaning and removing the loose paint.
Now it was time to start painting.
The Maison Blanche Paint Company's revolutionary Vintage Outdoor Furniture Paint is formulated with UV filters to help your color stay truer, longer. It's also permeable, allowing it to breathe and expand. Perfect for outdoor weather conditions. 

Now, you can get the sandable, chalky finish you love on your outdoor pieces, like patio furniture and planters. 
 AND

 If you need an extra hints or how too's the great thing is that 
Maison Blanche has a whole bunch of videos showing you how to use each and every single product


Once I painted my chair, I used Maison Blanches Satin Varnish
as extra protection from our crazy Michigan weather.

 Quite the difference wouldn't you say!
It definitely added that PUNCH of color I was looking for.
It goes perfectly on my newly made over vintage patio.
You can see that post HERE

 The best part of all this is that our FALL's or AUTUMN is far better than our spring and summer.
So now I have the perfect place to have my cup of coffee in the morning. 


Make sure you stop over at all my other BEAUTIES pages and 
see what they made over with their Maison Blanche vintage OUTDOOR paint.




Be sure to check out the other Projects by my friends!
Refresh Restyle
 Bliss Ranch
Hymns and Verses
and
The Wood grain Cottage

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Fun and Fresh Painted Patio Makeover

 Good Morning my Beauties!
I have a fun little makeover for you this Monday!
I have wanted to make over the patio for so long and
once the house had finished being painted
the patio stuck out like a sore thumb. 
I really didn't want to start another project but we were having
some very MILD weather and it had to be done
so I just had to buck up and do it!
 This was the before...now you know WHY it stuck out like a sore thumb against the freshly painted house.
The patio has seen YEARS and years of wear and tear.
It had tons of pitted spots and lots of stains and mildew.

 the first thing I had to do was Power wash and scrub the whole thing .
 You can see the difference already with just the cleaning.
but it still was rough looking.
 I went to Lowes and grabbed this patio paint (I am not being sponsored by lowes or valspar, I just wanted to show you the type of paint I was using)
 I started rolling it on and was thrilled with how great it looked already.
BUT.....YOU KNOW ME.....
I can't just have a plain patio.
It just wasn't me.

So I grabbed one of my Mylar floor stencils and a lighter gray patio paint and started rolling on my stencil. I was in LOVE...I wanted it to look like an outdoor rug so I just ran a border around the outside edge of the patio.

 I was so happy with the results.
The difference was unbelievable.

It is now one of my favorite places to have coffee in the morning.
Its not fully decorated yet. As usual its a work in progress, but I just couldn't wait to show you.

I hope you enjoyed this quick makeover.
Don't forget to comeback tonight to link up the the TWIRL AND TAKE A BOW
link party to show us what you have been working on.
Until then,
Go make someones day beautiful!

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

finished brick patio and firepit!


Its done!!! FINALLY!!!!!!!!

Here is what you call a CRAP TON of bricks...(actually I called it something else...but you get the drift)  I had been thinking about this project the whole time we were on vacation, and of course as soon as we got back....the landscaping bricks just happened to be on  sale....This week only....SORT OF THING...Ughhh...They were a $1 off a piece....that's a ton of money off....
So I guess it was now or never..

This is the spot...the soon to be patio and fire pit...Our old fire pit was in the back corner.
We had put it there when we first moved in our house 14 years ago...we also planted teenie tiny Norway Spruces....from buds...They are quite large now...and running into the fire pit...
Soooo  Lets get started..

Now here is the fun part!!!!! NOT!!! Removing sod should be some sort of punishment used
at prisons...Even with the drought and us letting the lawn go, removing the dormant and dry sod was such a pain..but you have to, to make sure you can get the ground level.

an even more fun thing is having to CHOP the roots..(I ain't gonna lie, I LOVE this kind of stuff, chopping wood, using chain saws; I can't help it...its so fun)

There! Now all the sod is gone and roots are destroyed and removed..

So we leveled the ground and then added sand and tamped it down. We also put weed block since we
already have sandy soil..since our township is mostly all old orchards and when they built the houses they just leveled the trees and buried them...SO to keep some stability and keep the ants from using the new patio as a CONDO..:)

Once we got all the bricks laid, you need to fill the spaces with sand..You need to do this multiple times...You brush and fill the sand into all the cracks...let is set and then I spray with a light mist to get the sand to compact...then when that is dry you go over it again..I think I did this 4 times...Just to make sure everything was filled.

Then FINALLY we could start laying the bricks for the fire pit...
ALL DONE!!!
Now if we could just get some temps below a 100 degrees and maybe some rain..
We could season the fire pit...

But for now...I am just happy to sit on it and look at all our hard work...I even got to put my Farmhouse table that we built last year on it.. You can see that HERE
Thanks for stopping by...I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day!!
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