Wednesday, May 30, 2012

"Tired, but it's a good tired"

Whew!  I'm too pooped to pop!!! We had an outdoor workday today.  Hubby pressure washed the front porch, mud room stoop, and the patio outside the basement.  While he did all that, I re-painted our front porch rockers, and a small table to go between the rockers.  I moved some of my plants around to the screened porch.  I had some on the front porch, and some on the screened porch.  Now most of them are on the screened porch.  It will make it easier to water them plus we can see them from the family room.  I also mowed about 2 acres of yard, and threw a flower arrangement together for the front porch.   I re-painted the rockers because I had painted them earlier in the Spring with a flat black paint.  That just didn't look good.  So today, they got a coat of glossy black paint.  So much better!!

These steps lead to the mud room.  My verbena wasn't doing well on the front porch, so I will see if it does better with more sun.  Those are my tomato plants on the little stoop. 
  This area is between the front steps and the mud room stoop.
The little figurine on the bench was purchased at Kirkland's several years ago.  It is a bird feeder.
 Here is the arrangement I made.  These Dollar Tree flowers were left over from other projects, as is the urn.  I spray painted the urn, and just filled it up.  So it's a no-cost arrangement.
I have had this cloth a very long time.  I just looked in my stash for something to use.  When I painted the table, I just did not try to cover it fully.  I left the edges chippy.

I like having a lot of my plants in a group.  This old nail keg was in my Mother's wash house for years.  I recently painted it white, and was going to stencil it, but haven't done so yet.  The keg has to be over 50 years old.  I topped it with glass that I already had.

 We're tired, but it's what Hubby calls "a good tired".  :) 
Do you understand that phrase?  I'm sure you do.  It's good to look around and be able to see all you have accomplished.

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