Saturday, May 17, 2014

A Lantern Make Over And Our Back Porch

Hello and Happy Weekend Everyone. I've been feeling the spring fever lately! Last Sunday I pressure-washed our back yard patios, and now I am working on making it cozy back there. The first step is done....I had these 2 huge brown Lanterns that I grew tired of, so I spray painted them a light grey. After they dried, I rubbed some white acrylic paint on them to give them a  bit of a white wash look.


this area of the deck is covered, so I can leave the decorations out all season

I found this gorgeous large willow basket at a bazaar for only $20 Dollars. SCOOOORE!!!!
It's the perfect place to store our outdoor pillows.
All my favorite things....pillows, a basket, lanterns, an old crate and a galvanized bucket!!!!
here is a little peek of what the lanterns looked like before, I just covered the glass with painters tape and spray painted away

I have more plans for this area, such as an outdoor rug, and hanging lanterns to pull it all together. Will keep you updated!

Here is a "Selfie" with our Tortoise Willie
he approves of the newly decorated deck
and not to forget our Bugsy, this large barrel is his favorite summer hang out spot!
Toodles
xoxoxo Christine

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59 comments:

  1. What a lovely pick~me~up for the lanterns! Your deck is looking very cozy already! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  2. That looks awesome! I have paint on the brain again... so many things!!!!!!!!!!

    Happy Saturday!

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  3. Love the pictures. Your lanterns looks much better and go with the basket. You have unsual pets...I like that bunny. xoxo,Susie

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  4. How beautiful - all of it - love the basket!
    xxx

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  5. Wow, love the updated look you have your lanterns. They look great. and hats a sweet basket you found....you did score big!

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  6. Love the lantern makeover. Looks very inviting.

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  7. Love your porch decor, especially the beautiful lanterns!
    Thank you so much for the visit.
    Mary Alice

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  8. Love your take on the lanterns. Lovely makeover.

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  9. Love your porch...and the cute critters :)

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  10. Looks fabulous, Christine and so cozy! Looks like the kids are having fun with their pets, too. Saw your link over at Boogieboard Cottage and wanted to see more! Have a great Monday.

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  11. Cute cute!!! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase.

    Shelly @minettesmaze

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  12. This is so cute! I love the look!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  13. they look great! You always create such welcoming spots all over your home :)
    Jenna

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  14. I love your porch and you always make it look inviting. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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  15. What a beautiful porch! I just have a tiny porch - wish I could do more decorating like you!

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  16. It looks really nice, Christine. Love how you painted your lanterns and that basket was a great find!

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  17. Great lantern makeover and porch décor!

    DD

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  18. Hi Christine, I'm loving your lanterns in the new color, but I loved the before color, too. Glad to see you at the party.

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  19. Your porch looks so inviting. I love the lantern transformation and the lavendar in the bucket? Gotta say that's my FAV! How did you do it that way? It looks like a topiary.

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  20. Look so inviting, Christine! Thank you for sharing at Brag About It this week.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  21. Looks great, I love that purple flowery tree! Thank you for joining the History & Home link party at We Call It Junkin! ~ Dawn

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  22. I love all of the elements you put together out there! What is the purple plant inside the bucket? It is so pretty. Your lanterns look like they came that way. You did a great job transforming them. The grey looks better than the brown (to me).

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  23. Love your lanterns, basket and entire porch! Thanks so much for sharing it at Monday Funday Party Christine! I've pinned it and scheduled it for facebook, twitter, google plus! xo Heather

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  24. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link Party.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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  25. I love, love, love the way you decorate! So perfect :-) Checking this out the Wednesdays adorned from above link party and following you on Pinterest because I can't wait to see more :-)
    Cathy @ three kids and a fish

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  26. Very pretty! love the idea of storing outdoor pillows in a basket...and those lanterns look great grey!

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  27. super cute porch decor! would love to have you share your post over here at Fishtail Cottage's garden party??? xoxo, tracie

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  28. Your porch looks fantastic all ready for spring entertaining!
    P.S. Ive always wanted a turtle!! :)

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  29. I love this! It all looks so inviting, and the lantern re-do looks fantastic! My 8-year old son is reading with me and totally loves your bunny! Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Love how your lanterns turned out! Thanx for joining THT.

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  31. Very pretty and creative! I'm a new blog too - looks like you're doing great!

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  32. Very creative! I'm loving Willie and Bugsy!

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  33. Love the porch and the turtle! Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog hop!

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  34. Love your outdoor area. Great transformations.

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  35. Love the lanterns - and the bunny!

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  36. I love the picture with the bunny. It's so cute!

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  37. I love your porch.

    What is the purple plant you have in the bucket?

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  38. These lanterns came out great and I love the pillows. The bunny in the plant is the best thing ever! Lol. Visiting from the Creative Ways link party and following you now on GFC. :)\
    http://theorganizeddream.blogspot.com

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  39. Love how you transformed the lanterns! What an inviting space you've put together! Thanks for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party! Have a wonderful long weekend!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  40. Looks great! I wish I had a covered porch to decorate. It looks so fun! :) #BeYouTiful

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  41. Hi there! It's Melissa stopping by from Two It Yourself to let you know I love your back porch makeover and I have picked it as a feature on this week's Link It or Lump It Link Party! Thanks for linking up. Come on over and grab a brag button. http://www.twoityourself.com/2014/05/link-it-or-lump-it-link-party-39-plus.html#more

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  42. Looks great! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

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  43. Your lanterns turned out really nice. I can't wait to see the rest of your outdoor transformation. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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  44. The lantern makeover is really good. They look so stylish now.... I love the potted lavender.....

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  45. The lanterns look great! What a good idea to change them up with paint.

    Love your animal friends!

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  46. Christine, everything looks so clean and pretty. Love the new basket and if it's galvanized it steals my heart. Cute selfie too! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  47. Love - love love!!! I featured your porch decor ideas in my latest post at Bright Settings here: http://www.brightsettings.com/BrightIdeas/10-summer-diy-decor-ideas/ xo Heather

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  48. Christine, what fun! Best wishes, Lida

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  49. What a pretty outdoor spot. Hope you find lots of time to enjoy it this summer! Thanks for linking up to Best of the Nest.

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  50. Isn't it amazing what a little paint can do - love your updated lanterns and your cozy patio, and the cute critters! :)

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  51. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

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  52. Such a pretty spot Christine! I'm loving the new look of your lantern and am totally wanting to swipe your willow basket :)

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  53. Oh my goodness! I am loving everything on your porch - lanterns, basket, buckets . . . everything! My husband would be drooling over these decorations. Love it! I found you on the Motivational Monday Link Party and am now a new fan and follower. I'm loving your blog!

    http://www.andthismarinewife.com

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  54. Your little Bugsy always makes me smile. Possibly the cutest bunny ever!

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