Thursday, June 25, 2009

before and after photos

Poor back patio was being a bit neglected by the Baker5.
Add an outdoor rug, new cushions on the chairs and LOTS o' flowers........

and you've got some homey, coziness going on.

Much much better, eh?

My {before} picture of the metal washtub......

My {after} pic. ..filled with flowers and little signs. "Eat, Drink and Be Merry."

{Before} pic...the lovely trashcan in all of its color. I actually liked the weathered blue and green, but unfortunately someone had spray painted the word trash on the back with bright orange spray paint. So, here's what I did......

Spray painted my little beauty black and stamped a fleur de lis on her. I love it!!

Love ya'll!!!!!!!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Chalkboard Paint Simplicity

I grabbed a "B" at Wal-Mart today and thought it would be fun to paint it and put magnets on the back of it to stick on my estate sale find. I painted it with black chalkboard paint and put the magnets on the back.

{I took a picture of the "B" with the magnets on the back....for your viewing pleasure.}

I thought my "B" looked pretty darn cute here on my rusty estate sale find...I got a little wild with the chalkboard paint and painted the terracotta pots as well. As you can see, I even wrote on precious, I'm just too cute for words. ........whatever, I'm to hit the hay!!!!!!! love you guys..

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Estate Sale Finds--fun with metal

I went to an Estate sale a couple of weekends ago and here are my finds that I could not resist.
*I loved this metal trashcan and just knew that I could beautify it with some good ol' rust resistant spray paint. I am almost finished with it and the pictures are soon to come. I painted it black and am hoping to find a decent sized fleur de lis stencil to put on the front. This will go next to our back door coming into the kitchen and we'll throw our cans in here for recycling.
My first thought was to clean this up and paint it, but the more I looked at it I have decided to leave it be. I like the idea of the "weathered" and "used" look that it has.

This will sit on our back patio and hold flowers on top and we'll put gardening tools and accessories on the shelves inside.

LOVE this metal washtub!!!!!!!! My plans for this........ A flower tub to hold soil and FLOWERS to help with the patio ambiance. {I could buy flowers every day, you can never have too many.}
I paid $5 for each item, what a bargain.
Have a lovely Father's Day my friends!!!
Dad, if you are reading........I love you and am so glad that you came this weekend, the kids had a blast!!! Will see you soon!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Hi Friends

{Picture above is from My Sweet Savannah because she is doing a fun giveaway.}

Hey there!!!!!!!!!!! My computer has been down for a bit and wouldn't let me post anything of recent. (sad times)
We've been crazy busy here at the Baker household for sure. T ball games, pool outings, buying tile, and beautifying our patio (pictures to come on that) have kept us on our toes.
Hope you are all doing well.
Projects to up carpet, get tile laid, paint until my fingers are sore. Yippee, I love it!!
I also have some fun estate sale finds that are must see.

Want to enter a giveaway? Go to My Sweet Savannah and enter her giveaway, darling I tell ya.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Happy Birthday Sissy!

{Don't you love the backdrop and the matching outfits in this photo..priceless for sure.}
I hope you have a FANTASTIC day today, I wish I could be with you today to help you celebrate.

I wish ONLY the best for you my dear, thank you for being a great sister and darling Aunt Sissy to my babes. I love you, we ALL love you girl! G.I.R.L. (In a Jerry Seinfeld voice)