My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Monday, June 29, 2009

My Gazebo and Bedroom Wall

Love Bunny is putting up the gazebo here. He's 6'2" tall so you can see how tall the gazebo is. Squeeeeeeeeal!! I'm so excited about this. It was at a local craft store on here in the west called Craft Warehouse on sale for $200.00 and I grabbed it. I plan on moving it out further from the house but since we have a typical "western" small lot it won't be moved too much farther. Just in front of the quaking aspens I think. I may plant some roses around it. I just don't know. Any suggestions??? I'm open, chicks, to any advice.

The dome has a huge hook that can hold lanterns and a huge finial up there. This is a metal gazebo and very sturdy. I plan on hanging sheers down 4 sides of it. I'll post back when I get that done.

Our apple tree is finally producing some fruit that doesn't have bugs in it......I think. But this is the farthest it's gotten so far after 3 summers. We planted it in 2005 and it was small. I'm so thrilled that something I planted is not dying!

Okay, so one apple has something on the skin. Could be a bruise. I hope it's not a worm. Hubs has sprayed that tree 3 times this year to protect it.

I thought instead of adding spanish moss to these coconut husks I'd paint them instead. So I picked up a can of green "foliage" spray paint and took them out back and sprayed them green. It helped with the smell of the coconut husks and also looks better than the brown husk color.

I contacted a man the other day about painting our bedroom, master bath and walk-in closet. But I received a painting from Gail in Australia (it's gorgeous, btw!) and decided that it would look best over the bed since it's a painting of a bedroom. When I saw the painting I knew it was mine. How sweet of her to sell it to me! I just love the softness of it over my bed. I needed something bigger to frame it though so I set off for Michaels and purchased a huge frame at 50% off and then got another 40% off with a coupon. Squeeeeeeeeal and score!!
My kinda deal, chicks. It was black so I had to spray paint it white but no big deal except that there's a rectangle in my back yard that has dark green, pink AND white paint. It'll grow and be cut in the next week so no big deal for Love Bunny. Now I need for the painter to come and paint it and then I'll start hanging stuff back up there. Needs more than that frame and picture.

Gail was kind enough to include a tag and some little prints of her paintings. I think I'll frame them also and include them in the larger frame also. We'll see how inspired I can get.


  1. Wow, the gazebo is so pretty Connie! I can hardly wait to see it finished! What are the dimensions?

    Very lovely bedroom re-do. The new art is beautiful. ☺ Diane

  2. I love that gazebo. So pretty. It is too hot out here in West Texas to sit outside very often. However, if I had one of these, I could at least LOOK at it. It is really going to be beautiful with something growning around it...a beautiful crystal candle chandy would look STUNNING hanging from the hook. ummm!!

  3. That gazebo is awesome! And perfect for your yard.

  4. Gail M. art is really pretty. Your bed looks lovely, and the gazebo is great!

  5. I love the gazebo and the panel will look so victorian. You know what flowers to put there. Something pink against the white. I love the bedroom and picture. Blessings

  6. What a beautiful blog you have. I found you from Ronda's Peach keen Life and boy am I impressed.

    I so l-o-v-e your laundry room. Can I send you a photo of ours so you can re-do it for me!?! *grin*

    ~Mrs. M

  7. That is a lovely Gazebo Connie, very French. If you are hanging sheers you might not want thorny roses around also. Maybe a climbing Jasmine?

  8. OH My Connie;; OH I am in love with you Gazebo...... ahhhhh it is just so beautiful, and when you hang your sheers on it,,, oh wow look out, romance is in the air.... woowhoooooo... lol I think your rose bushes would look really pretty around it... love all the great photos....



Comments are so nice and I thank all of you that leave one for me.