Isn't it funny when you see a certain piece that just inspires you to do something? Well, more times than not, I am not a big fan of going to the hardware store with "the Hubbs." But, this particular time something caught my eye as I was walking in the door. There it was! A beautiful bright yellow sunflower bench. That was it. I HAD to have it! So... I guess you know I walked out of Lowes with my brand new bright yellow sunflower bench. Once I got it home, it made everything else... well... it just looked kinda shabby. And not that "shabby chic" kind of shabby. More crappy than shabby. So... back to Lowes I go. That was it. I repainted the table to match the bench and I finally found a use for that old window I bought back in August of last year. That wasn't enough though. Then I had to redo the stools and then decided to paint some other things too. After 2 long days of painting, it was finally done! I now have 3 separate seating areas around our porch. Then, I thought that it looked so good that now I need to do some other things around the house. That's another story for another time though. Here is what I did with the seating areas. Dummy me didn't take before pics of some of the stuff. I can tell you that the colorful table was that same ugly brown that the stools were. Now everything is bright and cheery. I know that next time I will take "before" pics though. ;-)
The stool below is what color the table was before I painted it.
I really like how the window turned out. I took a chance on the method and I am very pleased with the outcome!
At first I wasn't going to paint the girl and the chimes, but I thought that it spruced up the whole look. I love how the plaque turned out. It really made the words pop!
The table sure is brighter and matches the bench perfectly! It was a fun project and I was certainly blessed with beautiful days outside to get it completed! This is just the beginning though! I have so many more projects that I want to complete.