Making your outdoor spaces looking pretty!
Even though this is my reveal, it never truly feels done! I must have changed things around about 100 times! But, what I learned from this, is that there are so many different ways you can use the same item.
If you have been following during the last 4 weeks one– two–three– four, then you know I’ve been tackling many obstacles– what color pillows, arrangement of plants & furniture, lack of product I needed at the store, and so on. However, I’m excited that it’s finally all done, and I can safely say, I’m thrilled with the result! It feels simple, yet eclectic and colorful. The weather these last few days has been rainy, so many of the photos are a bit bleak due to the cloudiness.
…And let’s start with the right side of my porch, where I’ve placed the little metal table I found. If you remember it was once black here. I’m a bit disappointed, because the table is not made for heavier items, so I may eventually have to replace it with something sturdier for my beautiful Tiffany Lamp to sit on top of. The other side of my bench displays a fun, printed cobalt pillow I made (spoken more about below), alongside some beautiful pink flowers. I must say, I love the unlikely mix of these colors together!
…and continuing on to the bigger picture. I am a big fan of the Mediterranean vibe from my Tiffany lamp and the cobalt pillow from paint a pillow company, which offers the perfect kit to paint & stencil your very own pillow. This was my first pillow stencil, and I followed the directions to a tee. When I did the removal of the stencil, I was thrilled to see no paint had bled. I am going to post a special tutorial on making the pillow soon.
Completing the left side of the entryway, resulted in a whirlwind 2-hour trip to the AtHome store in Charleston. It was well worth the trip. The store was filled with everything I needed. I was not able to find the pillow I originally picked from their website, but I found some pretty, eclectic ones that had the similar colors. I was also able to find a few items for my other garden challenge. So, all and all, it was a successful trip!
I’m obsessed with this adorable “home” pillow, appropriate for this challenge.
The center garden is now a butterfly’s paradise. We counted over 25 butterflies this week. We also found the perfect spot for hanging the water garden.
Other last minute changes…
I ended getting a rug from World Market, only because Pottery Barn’s delivery time was not going to work out. Initially, I had the water garden hanging in the entryway, but because of the height of the ceiling, the oak tree was a better place for it. It also added some charm to the circular garden!
Get the Look!
tiffany lamp LampPlus/bench/ white pillow AtHome/ stool Overstock/fancy round garden Vermont Nature Creations/rug World Market/ blue print pillow AtHome/ floral pillow AtHome/ blue stencil Pillow Paint a Pillow
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