Friday, June 19, 2015

My Happy Place

I have a "Happy Place"

- the back porch at the farm. It's pleasant to sit out there and watch the birds, soak in the quiet, and enjoy a cold drink.

But it hasn't looked its best lately. It's needing a make-over. Let's give it one!

Here's what I started with:

Not very exciting. The white paint on the Adirondack chairs was getting dingy. And the red metal table needed a fresh coat of paint too. The black chairs needed their own table and some cushions. The wooden bench left behind by the previous owners - just ugly, but at least useful for holding the dogs' water pan.

 I started by removing everything and sweeping it really well. Next up, was painting the chairs and tables.

Found this little table in the garage just waiting to be used. Perfect for the metal chairs!

Hm, what color for the chairs? Why, red, of course, to go with the red bench. And the tables? Let's do yellow - that will make for a bright, happy spot! And here we are, several cans of spray paint later:

Then it was off to the store to find pillows to tie everything together:
Love the large, flowered print!

I moved the red bench over to where the old wood one sat. Added pillows to it but also added some lime green ones into the mix:

Now the black metal chairs need their dressing up...There! All better!
Ready for visitors!!

Time to relax with some iced tea and a magazine:
Ah, my "Happy Place"!

Feel free to stop by for a cold drink and we'll sit and talk. Just follow the sign and you'll find me:

I've got a few more projects planned for the back porch- like my old "EAT" sign. As you can see, I took the letters off:
I've turned it into a cute porch accessory!

And I'll share what I used to make a drink station. Bruce was a sweetie and painted it for me!

Where's your "Happy Place"?


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  1. I'm on my way over now...and could use a large glas of sweet tea! just love the red and yellow color scheme with pops of green and blue in the pillows. So pretty and definitely a HAPPY space! I am guessing you used the old bench for the drink station??? Maybe added some taller legs...guess I'll have to wait and see!

    1. Come on over, I'll have that tea ready! Hee, I'm not telling and it will be a couple of weeks before I reveal that. ;)

  2. You're such a tease Cecilia ;).

    I think I would have chosen the same colors as you. As for the pillows, I have one almost identical in pattern on my front porch.

    Enjoy your happy place!

    1. Thanks, Doreen! I got the pillows at At Home (used to be Garden Ridge). I just love the bright colors. They had it with a lime green background or purple...both were pretty and I really thought about the green but it didn't have red in it. I think it was more orange. I wasn't sure how the red ones would look on the red chairs but I love it!
      I think we'll be needing this a lot next week...going to start the bath remodel. Whoop!

  3. Oh my Cecilia...what a grand transformation and I LOVE the colors you chose!...Just so beautiful...I can see why it is truly your happy place....I think I have many happy places...but the number one place would be where ever I am with my truly happy place!...Have a great weekend!

    1. And that, Shirley, is the ultimate happy place! I couldn't agree more. :)
      Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!

  4. Cecilia, I know just what you mean about your happy place--I so often feel that way in my garden. Your back porch looks so inviting--great job! Love the sign too ;) Blessings, Cecilia

    1. Thanks, Cecilia. It's always good to have a spot to relax in be it a garden, porch or whatever. :)


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