~WELCOME TO OUR PORCH~Yesterday was not a good day in the Hays home....the hubs was having some trouble putting in our hot water tank. He had a few leaks, ran a few too many times for parts instead of buying extra (he tried to save a little money) and the stress level of having to fill and drain that sucker over and over was just not good at all! So, like I always do, when I get a little upset, I clean. And this is what I did......
What began as frustration turned out to me thinking..."what have I gotten myself into" as the sweat began to roll.....
The rug came from a friend who didn't want it anymore. All it needed was a little TLC and a good scrubbing. I am elated with it, Thanks Sue! The rocker was a trash find from my sweet husband. He knows me all too well.
I ended up carrying all of the furniture off of the porch to be sprayed down with clorox and scrubbed. Well that ended up turning into scrubbing the whole front side of the house, lol! We looked like Sanford and Son out front.....
All of the cushions were washed and I found some slipcovers I had made a few years back. I drug them all out .... it was like Christmas all over again!
I had bought some flowers on Sunday and thought that I'd just put them on the porch until I planted them....now I'm thinking "how can I keep roses in pots?" I am just so smitten with the look!
This is one of three planters that I found on facebook yardsale and painted white. Love them!
All in all, I am lovin' the look....I have my little bit of shabbiness outside to enjoy.
I'll be getting my ferns this week sometime. I've been holding off because of "sweet little Birds" love to build their nests in them. I think their nest building is pretty much done. I know I'll have a few stragglers, but not like I normally do. They have all the trees in the world but they pick my ferns evrey year!
I spray painted the jar basket and watering can, what else of course...white! I think I am turning into a major white lover.
This is Mamaw's chair....When she comes for a visit. I wouldn't dare to sit there, she's totally selfish isn't she? Love ya Mama!
The stool was made be my Grandpa Jim....he passed away before I was born. But I have heard so many wonderful stories about him from my whole family. My Uncle Jack looks just like him. So in a way I have a little part of him here on earth. Love you Uncle Jack!
The cabinet holds all of our outside shoes. I love things to be hidden...especially them!
See the pink pot? My Mama brought that to me the other day....won't it be so pretty with some white impatients?
I'm planning on staining the brick...it's looking so faded and worn. Plus I have never liked the red. But that'll be another story...sigh...it just never ends with me.
It was a dreary morning, but now that I have taken the photo's and am doing this story...quess who's showing up now...
But you get the picture....