Friday, April 26, 2013

Brightening Up The Front Flower Beds

 





I decided that my front flower beds needed some color.  They are doing great but they are all green. I intentionally have planted vinca, monkey grass, and boxwood that comes back year after year.
 
 
I dug around in my storage building and found this old chair.
 
 
I sprayed it with Rustoleum Primer in white.
 
 

Then I sprayed it with Rustoleum Aqua.
 
 
This paint covers so great!
 
 
John cut me a piece of Masonite to fit the seat.
 
 
I then layered my piece of Masonite, 1" foam rubber, 2 layers of thick batting and my red and white check heavy fabric.
 
 
I attached the seat to the chair.  I found an old vintage tablecloth and made a square pillow out of it.  I used red ball fringe around the edges.
 
 
I spray painted this old overnight case in a bright cherry red and filled with greenery and geraniums.  And yes, those are artificial geraniums.  I went to the garden centers and hunted for pretty geraniums.  We had a terrible storm this week and had high winds and hail.  It literally beat most of the flowers down.  So, live with it!!
 
So, in a couple of days and costing nothing, I turned my front flower bed into all green with a pop of color.
 
 
While I was hunting geraniums, I found this planter filled with pansies and greenery.  It was only $3.98 and doesn't it look great with my phlox?
 
 
Don't forget to sign up for the Giveaway of two Craft Tree books and the door organizer I made.  You can sign up by commenting today, Saturday and Sunday.  I will pick a winner on Sunday evening.  All you have to do is write a comment!!
 
Enjoy!
 
Till next time, Judy.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 







46 comments:

  1. You have given me some fun ideas for my garden.

    Your chair redo is too cute. I hope it doesn't get destroyed in the garden.

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  2. So pretty, Judy! Love the colors on that chair.
    Brenda

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  3. You are so lucky to have a "John" to make stuff for you. I used to have an entire wood shop and I miss it so much! I love making things from wood and even carving with a Dremmel. I need to get that out and buy some bass wood and play this spring. You are so clever with all you do. Your flowers and your colors ... gorgeous! I still think you should write a book! I know, I know, you will ignore me....sigh....

    Have a great weekend!

    Cheery wave from
    Bev

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  4. That is just darling! Can't wait to see green grass and flowers up here.

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  5. I'm painting a chair this weekend too for our flower bed. I was going to use a brush - duh spray paint would be sooo much faster:)

    Thanks for the reminder! Love how yours turned out!

    Leann

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  6. Judy, It's okay to have fake flowers mixed with real. I like fake ones because like you said sometimes the real ones take a weather beating.:):) I love old chairs made into garden art.xoxo,Susie

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  7. The pops of color are awesome! I love the suitcase as a planter and yes faux are just fine when real are not available (or even when the are). The chair is gorgeous! I'm in love with that color. I think I'll go paint something!
    hugs, Linda

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  8. I love the chair in the flower bed, Judy. Turquoise is always the answer these days, especially when RED is a given already.

    You've inspired me to dig around for a chair of my own.

    Tracey

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  9. I love this cute cheerful vintage look, and the blue and turquoise is so darn adorable. A happy spot!

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  10. I love the aqua chair in your garden! Our weather here is finally started to warm up just enough where I have finally started cleaning out the garden beds. And my hostas are poking out of the ground. No flowers here yet except for some pansies on my porch.

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  11. Love the chair but really love all that phylox. I have two patches here and our sun wants to kill it.

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  12. It all looks gorgeous Judy!

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  13. Very pretty indeed. My sister has several chairs in her garden too. It looks so fun and inviting.

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  14. I never would have thought to put them together, but red + turquoise is gorgeous together--especially the way you did it!

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  15. Hi Judy,

    Lovely to discover your beautiful blog.
    Your garden is so pretty, and love your pretty chair and flowers.

    Happy weekend
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  16. The aqua and red is great against the greenery. What I love most is the red gingham seat and the vintage tablecloth pillow. I think you might have let the geraniums pass as real ones!

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  17. How pretty and cheerful! I wish I had boxwood as lush as yours! :-) Have a great weekend.

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  18. I love how you've brightened up a flower bed. Well done - and inspiring!

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  19. Judy, you won't believe this, but I used that same color on a chair I did over right before Christmas. Don't you love it??? I sure do! And I love what you did with the seat AND that adorable pillow. Is there no end to your talents??? You have got it in spades, my friend.

    XO,

    Sheila

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  20. Pops of color. Love your turquoise chair with its red and white accents. The suitcase of 'geraniums' is an unexpected treat too.
    Joy

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  21. Well Judy that is about the cutest chair I ever saw and I adore the vintage pillow, esp the pom poms!
    Tracey

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  22. So beautiful and I love the colors!! Happy weekend! xo heather

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  23. I love the turquoise chair with the red checks and flowers. So charming together!

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  24. I Love how Beautiful the chair, pillow, and all of the Flowers look in your yard.
    The red and purple pops and looks Lovely.

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  25. The aqua chair and red suitcase are a perfect pick-me-up for your garden. I'm in love with the tablecloth pillow! I have some old metal chairs I'm planning to paint and use in my garden for the same reason. My largest garden plot is in partial to full shade, so is filled with fern, hosta, etc. Needs some color.

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  26. The chair is so cute! Makes a huge difference painted aqua with the red!

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  27. Simply beautiful captures...lovely!

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  28. Its just perfect and looks great against all the green. Great color choices:)

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  29. Very pretty chair! The pansies look absolutely gorgeous with the phlox!

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  30. Good Morning Judy, I love how you gave your flower bed a pop. The chair is awesome and I love the pansies added to your bed. It looks great. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

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  31. I like the chair and the color you chose for it.
    The little red suitcase...great idea, too.

    I must say. phlox, vinca, monkey grass and boxwood...a great way to grow when you want some coverage.
    We have phlox and vince here and it tolerates the Texas heat!

    via MHC, Pat

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  32. Beautiful chair. I love the colors you used.

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  33. I just shake my head and laugh :)

    I am 55 years old. I just started blogging last May. Prior to that I'd not visited any blogs aside from a recipe site here or there.

    Just visiting YOUR blog alone over the last year, I have probably seen more creativity than 10 years worth of magazines.

    :)

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  34. I love chairs in the garden. Very cute, Judy!

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  35. Judy, I love your chair and planter. What a great idea. The colors are so eye catching. Blessings.

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  36. Judy,
    That chair is adorable. Great job. I just love it. So pretty and bright in the garden.
    Kris

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  37. I LOVE that chair! I have a couple that have seen better days and after seeing yours, I know exactly what I'm doing with mine!
    You have great taste!

    Have a beautiful weeekend!
    Michele

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  38. Oh my gosh, adorable! What a great idea, Judy - need I say that it's in my favorite colors? You are so talented.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week.

    xo
    Claudia

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  39. Hi Judy,

    ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!! Love that light powdery blue with RED and white checks and your pillow is the sweetest thing, especially those fluffy pom-poms! Utterly charming!!

    Poppy xo

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  40. Looks great Judy! I'd love to win your giveaway. I'm having one that ends tomorrow. Would love for you to enter.

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  41. Perfectly pretty! I love your choice of colors.

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  42. Fabulous! I love the colours you used....just my cup of tea!
    Helen x

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  43. This is simply GORGEOUS!!!! WOW!!!! thanks for sharing...tons of hugs...

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  44. SOO pretty! I love all the new colors you added! The chair and pillow are just darling and the cute red carry on too! Happy weekend! xx Holly

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