Monday, May 16, 2011

Have a seat!

We had the perfect weather this weekend so I headed out to work on the yard to plant, clean and remove weeds. I have this chair in my yard, nothing special, just a comfy lounging chair.
I picked this up at Big Lots last year and I really like that it has an ottoman but I needed to find a new spot for it in my yard and really needed to give it some personality. I was at JoAnn's and noticed they had several can of spray paint on sale for .97, yep you heard me right. I picked up a can of Fern made by Krylon. Perfect shade of green.
Isn't this inviting? I now have my own little "knook" in our back yard. A place to read and relax and have a nice cold beverage. Simple pillow cover, took me about 10 minutes.
The star of this little corner is this great fabric I found at JoAnn's. It is made by Waverly. They have a new line called Modern Essentials, I think it is outdoor fabric. I love the color combination. (I'm thinking this would look great in my bathroom makeover!) Aren't these colors just perfect???
 
Have you seen these cups at Walmart, my new favorite thing! Check out my little table, a cedar log, luv!!!!
Here is the whole corner. I love having my potting bench where I can access it easily and now I don't have to clean it off to use it.
This is what my husband worked on while I worked on my corner, a nice path to get me to it. I just love this little space, it is shaded by trees and the birds hang out here. I plan to spend some morning watching them play in the bird bath and sing to each other.... ahhhhh how I love summer daze!

46 comments:

laurie said...

looks great,, alot of work too.. gosh i missdiing this,,I saw those chairs at Big Lot in Michigan Sault,,, love the cedar log,, thats just my style and love the stepping stone path,,

Ericka said...

LOVE the chair! Perfect color. :)

Laurie-Jean said...

The new paint color really is lovely. Love the whimsy of the pillow fabric. The metal tool box (?) makes for a perfect planter.

Linda said...

Love the new color. I have that potting bench, but haven't had the nerve to put it outside yet. You may have inspired me!

Bloggymom said...

Love the pillow!!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Love your new paint color, your new pillow, and your stone pathway! Nice to have your own sanctuary in your backyard!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi Laura...I found your link at WUW. Great job on your little corner. I think the new Waverly fabric is just amazing...there are so many different color families. Our Joann is too small to carry much but I have seen more of it online. What you picked out is so FUN! Nice to meet you...~Ann

Lisa said...

I am visiting from WOW :-) I love your chair and ottoman! Super cute and the pillow fabric is precious! Awesome job!

Beth said...

LOVE it! So inviting and relaxing and beautiful!

Amanda said...

Not sure what I like most, the pillow. potting bench or that you got the spray paint for 97cents!!

Such a great little nook for you!

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

I just love your entire post! We have cloudy skies here right now, and when the sky is overcast I just want a snuggly spot to read a book! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, this looks fabulous. I love the green color and the cushion is stunning. You did such a great job. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Jenn @ Frugal Upstate said...

The color is great! why let the furniture blend into the background when it can be a star! I painted my wicker red for a pop of color...

Emily S said...

What a wonderful little nook. I LOVE the colors you chose! It looks so cozy and inviting. Wonderful job!

Emily
Deviantly Domesticated Team
http://stephaniehillberry.com

Comeca Jones said...

Oh I love your lil space how wonderful it is!

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

I love your outdoor space, the chair is the perfect color and the fabric on that pillow is stunning!!

Stopping by from Tea Rose Home and your newest follower.

Here is what I posted at Tea Rose: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2011/05/wool-buffalo-check-coat-finished.html

Ashleigh@Sincerely said...

What a gorgeous outdoor space. The potting bench is so great. And I love the fabric. I could spend forever looking at fabric swatches. Good choice :)

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Amazing what a can of spray paint can do! I love the combo of the chair and that pillow faabic. Very nice!

Mimi said...

What an inviting beautiful space you have created! I love the color and fabric too! I love Big Lots and hate I missed out on one of those chairs. If I ever see another one now I know I can paint it! Thanks for sharing at Thrifty Decor Chick!

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

This is super cute! I love your little corner of the yard. The fabric and paint color are to die for!

KK said...

wowzie...I like your nook! It is very inviting. I love the chair makeover and the pillow. The path is also very nice.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Such an inviting corner! Bright and beautiful!
Lovely shots too...!!:)

Thanks for sharing!...Hope to see you on my blog :)

Cheers
Sanghamitra.
http://rainbow-thecoloursofindia.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

I love it! It looks so inviting and that little log table is such a clever idea!!!!

andie jaye said...

that's great! what a nice quiet spot to kick back, enjoy the sun, and drink some lemonade. found you via fingerprints on the fridge's party. come say hi sometime. andiejaye@ http://crayonfreckles.blogspot.com

lulumusing said...

Such a simpe but effective transformation. Every gal deserves her own special place. Mine is on the screen porch where I. Enjoy morning coffee, reading or just sitting quiet.

Steph @ BirdhouseFamily said...

Looks great! Love the fabric!

theb5 said...

Coming from TT&J, this is so lovely! The fabric, the paint, the potting bench...love,love,love! Enjoy it!

Beth

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

That looks beautiful! I love the green chair, and that fabric on the pillow is incredible!!! Very well done.

Lori said...

Great job, quite the transformation. Came over from TT&J

Studio Valerie said...

This looks like a very cozy spot for reading a good book and taking a little nap! I really love your potting bench too. I've wanted one for years!

Anonymous said...

Girl! You have done it again...this swweeeet! You have such a creative eye - green is the perfect color :-) Lynn

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

So cute. I love that fabric. I think I might have to go look at it. Great nook.

MJ @ 517 Creations said...

LOVE that fabric!

Visiting from Tatertots & Jello :)

Just Jaime said...

Looks like the perfect reading spot!

emily @ the happy home said...

hi! coming over from funky junk-- that looks so good! i love how bright and happy it is!

Sachiko said...

Oh, how nice Laura! I love the color of the chair. Great job!

Jengerbread said...

Oh, I'd love a spot like that in my yard. That looks very restful...

Kristi said...

Oooh, I love it!! We're having a privacy fence put in right now and I can't wait to find my own spot. I want to be surrounded by roses and peonies.

That's a great book you're reading. I think they've adapted it for film. Can't wait to see it!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Such a charming little chair- love the color you painted it and your path is wonderful!! What a great little spot! Thanks for sharing this at FNF this week~ have a great weekend! :)

The Autocrat: Haley said...

I am totally lovin' that shade of green! Looks fabulous!

Liz @ thequickjourney.blogspot.com said...

I love the green and the fabric! Great job!!

Samantha said...

Looks so cozy! and I love the stump table. Joy in the simple things, thats what its all about!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hi Laura, Love the new color and your nook is fabulous...I so need a 'nook' of my own. Love the potting bench too! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase party - I greatly appreciate it. I am a little behind commenting...but I have featured this last week. Hope you have a wonderful week ~ Stephanie Lynn

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I really like the fabric. So pretty. Did you prime the chair? I'm wondering because I want to spray paint a table I have made of similar material.

Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

Love the fabric!
happy crafting,
Linda

Shannon said...

Congratulations on making the to ten over at CSI. Adorable pillow and chair. I love the rustic stump next to your chair too.

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