Thursday, June 23, 2016

Update on BBQ Area

Hi friends! It's been awhile since I posted anything on the BBQ area. It's not finished but I thought I'd share what I've done so far.
Even though I still need to paint the table and the cart, things look pretty good.
I found a great metal sign in Canton and hung it on the fence:
The "mosquito" plants have really filled in and grown:

I made a wooden arrow and painted it, then hung it up on the shed. It sort of points at the BBQ pit. :o)
The plants along the side area are happy. My Angel Wing Begonia is blooming away!

And to help get plates, napkins and plasticware outside, I bought this cute tote from Hobby Lobby and a galvanized tray from Wal-Mart. They are perfect for carrying everything outside in one go.

A mason jar holds the plasticware:
A metal bee adds a touch of whimsy. Isn't he cute? Perfectly safe too - no stings from this guy!
Solar lights hang on the umbrella and when it gets dark, they come on - red, green, and blue.
So pretty although Bruce commented from inside the house, it looks like a UFO. LOL. I really should try to get a picture of it.

You can see the chair cushions in the photo below. Don't they look great? I love how they turned out.

And that is where the BBQ patio is today. Perfectly useable but still needing a few tweaks. Happy Summer!

Linking up at these great parties:
Thoughts of Home on Thursday
Homemade and Handcrafted
Fluster Buster Creative Muster Party

17 comments:

  1. I adore this outdoor space and your writing too. This is one happy and adorable spot!
    So happy for you!
    Sharing it as well.
    Hugs,
    Jemma

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  2. I adore this outdoor space and your writing too. This is one happy and adorable spot!
    So happy for you!
    Sharing it as well.
    Hugs,
    Jemma

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  3. It looks great, I love the BBQ sign!

    Tania

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  4. Look great, Cecilia! LOVE the BBQ sign ;)

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  5. Cecilia,
    I love your BBQ area, and that sign was a great find! Your chair cushions are so pretty!
    And what an amazing idea for your plates, that cute little green plastic tote is perfect and I am so copying that idea! So smart and so cute!
    Happy almost weekend! Hugs, Kimberley

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    1. Thanks Kimberley! The totes came in different colors too but of course I had to go with the lime green! Happy weekend to you too!

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  6. Love this space so inviting and all those shades of green well as you can guess that's my favorite part.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

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    1. Haha, I love my plants! And green is my favorite color! :)

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  7. Great job, so cute and creative. Love the BBQ sign. I need to get some mosquito plants. Do you think they help?

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  8. Everything looks great but I LOVE the BBQ sign! That is awesome! It will look great at the farm when you move there for good as well! You've been a busy bee as usual and it shows. Speaking of bees...your little guy is too cute! Have a blessed weekend.

    Hugs, Vicky

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  9. Oh I love the darling BBQ sign. Thank you so very much for sharing this wonderful post at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

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    1. I almost thought I wasn't going to find a BBQ sign. The metal art vendors in Canton always have had lots of them in the past but this time (now that I wanted one) I could only find two. But I'm happy with this one! It really is perfect for my spot. So glad you stopped by.
      Hugs
      Cecilia

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  10. Love your BBQ area and the colors are so refreshing. The sign is just perfect. Makes me want to clean up our patio and make it pretty. Enjoy.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  11. So pretty Cecilia! It's coming along so nicely, it must be your happy place!

    Enjoy your weekend, and hopefully you'll be able to spend lots of time in your new space.

    xxx

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  12. You've created a lovely fun spot for your family- the perfect summer spot.
    Thank you for joining Thoughts of Home.

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    1. Thank you, Laura! We're enjoying it. :-)

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  13. Such a great space! I love backyard getaways. Summer is the perfect time for staycations and yours is very inviting. It's featured this week at Homemade and Handcrafted. Pinned, too! Thank you so much for sharing!

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