My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Pink Patio and Light and Shadows

Some little signs I've had for a couple of years that had some prints of garden items on them couldn't take the hot desert summer heat anymore and gave up th' ghost—that's Idaho talk for "peeled off." I was ready to trash them but hubs—YES, hubs— said to try and paint them. I almost fell out of the dining room chair, chicks!! Ohmygosh, I couldn't believe he was telling me to keep something and not to throw it away. Well, I didn't want to spoil his party so I did as th' man said. I painted them the other day and then decided to go for it totally and paint the patio table since I had my painting apron on, the wind was not blowing and I had paint cans in my hands already. PinkkkkkkKKK. While I was at it, and being totally embarrassed at our yard at the moment since Love Bunny is campaigning for a state position and barely has time to mow the front yard. I decided to show you what the back yard looks like at the moment. This will change very shortly I can assure you. ;-) They don't call me the "nag" for nothing, ya know.

Krylon's Ballet Pink spray-on paint is the color and it is a lively pink but looks lighter in the photos however. I was just so sick of looking at that black round metal table all rusted and dust covered. (I figure the dust won't show as much on the pink! "I don't do dust" has always been my motto.)

Then as I was photographing it I noticed the light and shadows across it and saw how pretty it was. Looks almost lavender where the sheer curtain shadows fall across the table.

It almost felt ethereal out there early in the morning all by myself and no neighborhood noises yet. Actually, we live in a very, very quiet neighborhood. But I felt like it was almost transformed with the light falling softly on the top.

Concord grapes grow here for hubs because he loves them. He gets just enough to satisfy his appetite for a year from this small vine. I don't care for grapes with seeds and am not fond of concord grapes so he gets them all to himself, much to his glee.

Our little patch of garden. Last year we planned on putting stones around it this year but haven't had the time yet so this is—embarrassingly—it for the moment. I plan on getting this done posthaste though. Remember, I'm th' nag here and I'm very good at it. ;-) We've got 3 tomato plants started and will have cucumbers, lettuce and a few other things. Not much as I am NOT canning anymore.

That little beige pot next to it is my gardenia we're nursing back to health. It stays in the house for the winter and then goes back outside in the summer. I love them but it gets pretty cold in the winter so we have to bring it inside.

Forget-me-not seed packet was a gift from an order I received over the internet. We'll—meaning Love Bunny, I can assure you—will plant these soon and then I'll use the package to hang in my laundry room on a wall.


  1. LOVE it all, the table sure looks pretty with the shadow of the sheers ♥

  2. Loved your little pinkness table... So cute as are your grape vines and all... Have a good one


  3. I share your amazement at how much better things look with a new coat of paint. We know that in our brain, but getting to it. OH, OH. Love that look. Pinky

  4. What fun and the table is lovely. I too must grab some paint for outdoor furniture due to the sun.

    The Raggedy Girl

  5. What a nice post! Paint is like buying a new outfit or shoes, helps the attitude and appearance!

    I've had dr. appts AND our air went out (I'm in south Florida... 95 yesterday) so I've not been on my blog nor have I come 'round to visit. Interesting week; )

    Great list today on MaidenShade Matters, "How Long Can I Keep It? Shelf Lives for Common Foods".


  6. Ooo, it looks so nice out there. You just might find me camped out on your back porch. Greenhurst's cabana is too far away for me to "accidently" sleepwalk there. lol

    Still inspiring me,


  7. Paint really does make everything new and fresh!

  8. Connie
    It seems everyday it doesn't rain I'm working on the yard and such! It has been such a cold Spring! Pink table huh??? Maybe I'll do one too! Love,Lori

  9. Very pretty, Connie. Cute post too. All your little touches are special. Kathi

  10. So cool looking,looks like a nice way to spend the evening..

  11. Hi Connie, I am so glad to finally get through to your blog. I have tried for days and kept getting a pop up that said, internet aborted site and I could not get passed to visit. So strange, but others are having the same thing lately. I think it is a glitch with Mr. Blogger. No offensive Mr. Blooger,but I hope you fix this soon. LOL

    Your patio table turned out so pretty all white. You can see pretty pink and lavender tones in the sunlight. I love your grapevines. I would love to have them,. but no room.

    Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  12. you are so right... the table turns colors..

    Very sweet.


  13. I just bought some of that Krylon Pink Slipper! I'm going to paint my old sewing machine! Love your photos! Your table gives me a beautiful idea of how my project will look. Thanks!


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