I have to say I really liked how this came together. I did things on the "cheap" side because The Accountant is tired of seeing money fly out the door. He asked that I not personally try to keep the economy afloat.
So with his request in mind, the only new thing I purchased was my new favorite 4th of July item.
Then I used an old canvas shower curtain, cut it up and just wrapped the seat cushions to the wicker chairs. I searched for new cushions but didn't want to spend $70-100 each when I knew this is a seasonal change.
These are some old shutters I had in my basement. My dear friend Mary had seen them on the side of the road, picked them up and gave them to me saying, " I know you will find a use for these some day." Well that day arrived yesterday.
This is my old lamp shade. It has been beaten to death as it flies throught the neighborhood during wind storms. I washed it up and gave it a new life with the addition of some antique bedspread trim.
The next challenge was finding the right size table for my new creation. The small side table was not what I had in mind and again since this is seasonal, running out to buy a new one was not an option. (although I really want to find a permanent one)
So this is an old wire laundry basket I purchased to hold blankets in the winter months. I know it's not a real table but for this occasion it fits the bill. Just have to remember to remind The Accountant...don't put your glass of wine on it.
Off to find some more pieces around the house.... and look what we have.
So with these pieces in place I am getting closer to the finished product.
Add a floral arrangement created last week..
Now what to do about this side of the porch...
...oh yeah I forgot about our favorite rocker!
Take a step back and take a deep breathe....
Looking good at night...
...and in the morning light
The only regret I have is having fresh potted flowers, but with the fact we will be gone for a week it was not a practical decision. I also know the minute the red, white and blue flowers will have to go to make way for my late summer colors and eventually the fall!
Come join me for a glass of wine and watch the neighbors pass by.
Happy 4th of July to you all and GOD BLESS AMERICA!!