Monday, April 13, 2009

A New Project In The Plan

Remember this? This was my Patio floor project last summer. I was tired of the plain green carpet and painted on these faux rugs. Now I'm sick of it all! My little tropical room is just not doing it for me anymore.

This is a 2006 magazine that I have, I've always admired the look of this outdoor space.

Simple enough to pull off. I don't have this big beautiful door, but I have a chaise lounge like this and two little plants holders that will be ok.

I don't have this fantastic fireplace, but I have enough furniture and a fire pit to make this little seating area. I need an umbrella the wind destoryed my old one. Wood was not a good choice.

I don't have this wonderful courtyard but, I have a section in the backyard with beautiful flower beds that I can put yellow and red flowers in and set up a nice seating area.

I have a bench that can serve as this one, and I'm sure I can find a few lovely pictures to cozy things up.

I have a table a round table with chairs, all I need is to pick up some fabric in reds, and a nice rug and a few other accessories. I love the rug in this photo and have already price one at Lowes but hopefully I can do a little better on the price somewhere else.

Then while in Lowes I fell in love with this set, but the loveseat and coffee table alone, is 240.00. So I will be content with my old (I think) LOL!!!.

Here's the old, I've already put it out into the backyard to get started on painting it black, but we are getting a lot of rain. But I think this will be a good week.

These are a few others that I have and they will have to do as well

This is the floor underneath that green carpet in the first picture, I just plan to pressure wash and seal then add the outdoor rug. This is sort of a big project because last year I spent more time on the computer than in the yard, so I have lots of yard work, plus cushions to recover. Hopefully I can find new cushions that wont cost too much.

All in all I plan to be extra busy for the next two or three weeks. See you then! Hope all my hard work pays off! Deb


PAT said...

Deb this is going to be beautiful.

Our new bistro set, at the lake, matches that set for $240.00. We decided to bring the glider from home, instead of buying it. The glider is something like yours. It just doesn't have the coffee table and two chairs. We wouldn't have had room on the deck for them anyway. Try They have pretty good deals on rugs and the shipping is cheap and sometimes free.

I can't wait to see your garden!!

clnmike said...

Cant wait for the pics.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Deb, have fun with your new project. It looks like you've got what you need and the creativity to pull it all together. I can't wait to see the results! laurie

Jill said...

It is going to look great when it's all done but boy are you going to be busy! Big project!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-this will keep you busy, but a stunning end result-good luck my dear!

Picket said...

Hey will turn out beautiful...I love outdoor rooms..can't wait to see it Deb...Have fun with your redo!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I can't wait to see how you transform your area! I really like the inspiration pic! You can do it, I know you can.

I am still waiting for it to get nice enough to be outside consistently. Here in Ohio, it might be sunny and 60 one day, then be raining and 36 degrees the next.


nikkicrumpet said...

I love your inspiration pictures. I can't wait to see how it all turns out. It sounds like a ton of work but should be well worth it in the end!

This Country Girl said...

What a beautiful project this will be, Deb! Can't wait to see it all!

Have a great evening, Deb!

Jermaine said...

I just love the inspiration garden you have chosen. Your "old" furniture looks great and with the new black paint it will be gorgeous. With all of us on tight budgets right now it really ramps up our creative talents. I know you will achieve a beautiful result. Can't wait to see the final result. I hope you stop by and visit me and all of my DIY projects on a budget @


Rue said...

Hi Deb :)

It's going to be beautiful and when you're done it will be yours and not a copy, which is even better :)


Jan Parrish said...

I love your patio furniture and I think red would really set it off. What a great stone patio you have.

We don't have anything. Apparently the people who owned this house before us tore out the deck to put in a swing set. We plan to lay a brick patio this summer. Big job.

The Liberty Belle said...

looking forward to seeing your completed project. I just know it's going to be lovely.

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

Nothing better than old magazines for inspiration on a new project!!!!! Love your ideas, and can't wait to see the end results! Please keep us posted!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

I want to come sit on your patio when you get all this done! I live in Louisiana so I am not too far - haha!

Enjoyed stopping by here.


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Deb, I'm just stopping by to say hello. Hope you are okay. Miss ya! laurie

raxx a day in the life said...

Deb I am back in blogland, I promise to catch up on every post i missed from you!

I've started a new blog, my old one went bonkers!!

Please visit so I can add you to my blogroll and of course you can add me!

Picket said...

Alright girl...I have waited long enough..what are you doing over there!!! I have swapped out 2 rooms completely and just finished painting a bedroom and Thursday will change out another just how long is your project gonna take girl! lol lol I miss you! I do hope all is well tih you and your Deb..just wanted you to know I was thinking of you! Take care my friend!

Picket said...

Morning Deb..girl I am so sorry to here you have been goodness had it rough! But I am so glad to hear from you and that you are doing better..sometimes we just work ourselves and push ourselves way to far...I know this last paint job in the bedroom like to have done me I do pray you get back to 100% in no time and get to finish you beautiful project...take care my friend and have a glorious week!

Nnairda's said...

Looks like a fun project and I can't wait to see the finished product.

Thanks for your wonderful warm wishes on the birth of Joseph! It's appreciated.


Happy To Be said...

May you have a wonderful Mother's day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

raxx a day in the life said...

Deb! Where are you! I miss you! Come back!

Happy To Be said...

Deb..May you have a wonderful memorial day weekend my friend...have missed you girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Happy To Be said...

Deb you sweet thing thanks for coming by and I did find an oral suregon and will go on Friday YEA!! may you have a great week my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Anonymous said...

Hey Deb! How are you? I miss you!!!! I can not wait to see what you do with your porch.... I bet it will be nice!

When you get chance... check out my blog. I posted the reason why I have not been blogging a few weeks ago. Scroll down a little and read it.

Talk to you soon!

Donna Marie

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Deb... xoxoxoxoxoxoxo I know she is in a much better place! I miss her... and I know I will see her again. :)

Donna Marie

Yankee Ridge Primitives said...

Hey Girlfriend, where ya been?

Ruthie said...

Wow, you have quite a project ahead of you. It'll be so lovely when it's done.


Terry said...

Howdy Deb
Just wanted to drop in and see how things are going .
I love all the great plans you have for your new look.
It is so much fun to change things around and freshen up .
Than again it is fun to get a whole new makeover .
Looking forward to how things turn out .
Don't forget to take things one step at a time.
Take care of yourself.
Blessings of joy to you and yours .
Have a wonderful week .
Happy Trails

Attorneymom said...

Deb, where are you??? I miss you on Character Corner. Holla.

Joy said...

How is your garden growing?? Can't wait to see the pictures. Hope you are having a great summer!

Picket said...

Morning Deb! Just came by to check on you sweetie...did you move or something and just didn't want to give me the new address! lol lol I do hope you are alright girl and that you are having a great Summer...~♥~

Jan Parrish said...

I see you are on a blogging hiatus as well.

I've spent more time of Facebook and Twitter than blogging. Haven't visited blogs in weeks- maybe a month. Anyway, just popping in to say, "Happy Independence Day!"

squawmama said...

Hey Deb... This project sounds great and I am wondering how is it coming along...Miss you


Picket said...

hey was so good to hear from you girl....I have missed you here in blogland....busy I totally understand the word 'busy'! lol Now that our oldest daughter and her family have moved back it is like a 24 hour drive thru around here! lol Thanks so much for taking the time to come by and just letting me hear from you...take care my friend and have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

KKJD1 said...

Deb, thanks so much for stoping by my blog. Its been awhile since I saw you! Good to see you are doing good! Cant wait to see your finished project! Blessings,Karen

sheila from life @ #17 said...

HEYYYYY!!!! when I got back from my extended blog break, I came over to see what you were up to and discovered you were on break too :)

Nice to see you back :)

kanishk said...

can't wait to see your garden!!
Work from home India

Anonymous said...


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Many Blessings at Christmas, from my mountain top to your home….Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria