One of my home goals for 2015 was to give an update to the back patio area. Painting the textured concrete as well as creating an outdoor seating and eating areas were top priorities. Here are a few tips I learned about staining a textured concrete patio.
If I had to choose two words to describe the progress of April, it would be “intentionally focused.” After feeling off track from a crazed schedule in the month of March, I was able to recharge while still managing to accomplish my goals this month.
About a month ago, I gave the front porch a little spring makeover. This rusted wheelbarrow was honestly ready for the trash pile when I decided we should use it as a container garden for these purple beauties, Ageratum.
A few weeks ago, I was so tired I couldn’t even get it together. After spending multiple weeks of blogging, painting, hauling, cleaning and searching for treasures I found myself feeling creatively empty. A few days later, I received the book Love the Home You Have in the mail.
With the workbench turned potting station completed, I turned my attention to painting the mobile workstation I brought home on the same weekend I brought home the workbench. I really like the simplicity of how the workbench turned out and I know my customers will as well. It was my inspiration for the workstation but it didn’t start out this way at all.
With Earth Day right around the corner, I’ve been thinking about how DIYers everywhere do their part to save everything from large pieces of furniture to rusty bits and bobs from the landfill. We created a console table from an old door last year and I still love it. It’s one of my favorite pieces in the house. It all started when we found a beautiful door at an antique store in Blue Ridge, Georgia.
I found this chair at a thrift store a few years ago. I recovered the seat cushion with drop cloth and hand painted the grain sack inspired stripes down the center. Two years, later I’m happy to report the chair is still holding up well.