Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Spruce Up

I know I shared what our back deck looks like last summer, and what the plants I planted in the spring looked like, but I wanted to give an updated look. I try and keep things fresh - like when plants start to look overgrown, or die, I replace them. And, I wanted to spruce up the cement candle holders I bought at TJ Maxx this summer with a fresh coat of paint. They were starting to peel and look gross, so I just got out some Plaid craft paint and re-painted the dipped parts of them.

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Check out how much better everything looks now:

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I sort of decorated the back porch like I was having a little party (even though I wasn't). 

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 I brought this cute little basket tray out, and put my plants on top of it, just to make it feel a little more special. The candlesticks (from west elm last year) were also from indoors, but I think in a party setting would be great for outdoor use.

I also brought some cute napkins out (from MArshalls) and bowls (Also west elm).

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on the opposite side of the deck, are our two orange ikea chairs. 

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I brought out a Mexican blanket from inside for some color, along with that glass jug. 

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I also replaced all my deadish or overgrown succulents from the spring. The Creeping Jenny is the same from the spring. Overgrown, but I just give her a haircut every now and then. :)

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fun. hope you enjoyed my little outdoor tour!


  1. If you want the paint to last a bit longer, try sanding down the flakes giving the concrete some grit for the paint to stick to! Love the color choice :)

    1. I know! I thought about doing that, but decided I don't care enough. haha!! Thanks!

  2. No wonder I thought those chairs had faded, they are not the red ones! I can see you are having a great time and enjoying having your own yard. Looks great. Alison

    1. haha, i knew you were thinking that! ;)


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