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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Don't Poo On Our Parade



While Curbside Treasure Hunting we found a set of Vintage patio furniture.



A friend of ours asked us to create an unexpected nook in her backyard under a beautiful Tibouchina Tree. The tree has royal purple blossoms which bloom throughout the year. 


We decided on an Espresso color for the chairs so it wouldn't compete with the beautiful Tibouchina tree and the darker color would hide the imperfections.

We found a gallon of "Oops" paint for $5.00 that appeared to be the Espresso color we were looking for. 

Debbie sprayed the furniture and once it dried....it looked like the color of poo! Now we know why it was "Oops" paint.


We had a very limited budget and we didn't have time to repaint the entire set. We figured once we styled it up it would tone down the Poo color.

 
We found two of these amazing light fixtures at the Thrift Store for $10.00 each. We used one for this project and kept the other one for ourselves. 



We ran an extension cord and in the evening it gives off the most amazing glow!


We decided to only use two of the chairs for this space. For the back of the chairs we used a bed pillow and pillow sham. The cushions are covered in white towels and the decorative pillow is covered with a Vintage hand towel.


We hung a curtain rod from the tree branches and draped white sheets over the rods and used moss found in the yard to tie the curtains back.


The mirrored glass tables were made by our friends father. Aren't they amazing? They add a touch of glamour to the space!


We found a mirror at the Thrift Store for $4.00 and painted it Aqua letting some of the original gold show through for an antiqued look. 

The dresser was found in a shed on the property and wasn't being used. We loved the color and the chippy look it had.

Our friend collects Milk Glass and what a perfect place to show them off with fresh cut flowers from the garden.





Overall Cost

Paint $5.00
Mirror $4.00
2 Sheets $4.00
Hand Towel  $1.00
Blue Vase $2.00
2 Shams  $2.69
Vintage Lights $10.00

Grand Total: $28.69

Not too Shabby!

When you create a space always look for anything you can repurpose within your home. For this project we used items found in our friends house, the dresser, milk glass, candle sticks and crystal holders, two mirrored side tables, a curtain rod, two pillows and two cushions.

"From Poo to Woo Hoo"


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49 comments:

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

Your nook turned out amazing!!!! Well done! I would love for you to link up your post at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/2011/08/07/bog-party-2

I am a new follower!

Shelley said...

How gorgeous!!! Love all the fun colors - totally takes your eyes off the poo, hehehe :D I would be on Cloud 9 to have a space like this. Great job!!!

Shelley
www.westermanfam.blogspot.com

Erin said...

The colors are so much fun!! You definitely don't see the "poo" anymore. I really looks like a place I'd want to sit and linger the day away. :)

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I am so impressed! Love everything you did, even the poo. You are a creative duo, and that tree is amazing. I've never seen or heard of it.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my Flea Market Makeovers blog and becoming a follower! I just signed up to follow the two of you also.

I love the bright fun style in grouping!

At The Picket Fence said...

I'm totally cracking up about the "poo" color! But I think you definitely redeemed it and it all looks absolutely incredible! The colors are amazing and you did a fantastic job. Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week at Inspiration Friday...we hope to see lots more of you in the future!
Vanessa

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

OH MAN! That is gorgeous! I thought this was a magazine picture, seriously. I of course love all the fun vibrant colors too. Thanks for sharing with the newbs and me of course!

www.designgivesback.com said...

Amazing and for the price, way to go! Thanks for sharing. We hope you will consider helping kids with cancer by linking into the Miracle Makeover party this coming week
at www.designgivesback.com. Together we can change things! We appreciate you.

Love,
Sherry, DGB Team

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

Thanks again for linking up, Angela and Debbie! Your work is beautiful!

driftwoodesign said...

Absolutely FABULOUS!
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

Mindy said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE this!!! The colors are so happy! And the prices can't be beat. Nice work!

Sammy ~Renew Redo said...

wow! this looks awesome! I have the same disorder (a-decorating-d) and I am a craigslist, garage sale junkie myself! I think you might be a bit better at it than me though. Love your style!!! You just got a new follower baby cakes!!!! even gonna put you on my blog roll - you rock. : )

Shannon @ DoveNest28 said...

What a wonderful job you did with the transformation! I just wish it wasn't so hot where I live so I could do something similar, but South Florida in August outside is not pretty! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Would You Buy it Wednesday.

Michelle said...

Amazing!!! This is gorgeous! I am visiting from Someday Crafts and I am a new follower!! Hope you have a great week and I see you around soon!
Michelle
www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

You guys are visionary geniuses! This is a wonderful and beautiful use of outdoor space!

I'm your newest follower.

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Wow love what you did looks amazing how nice to be able to sit and enjoy nature!

Michele @ {Primp} said...

That's funny--I think the color looked like a big mud puddle, but you did a great job with all your colorful accessories--love the bright yellow dresser and turquoise mirror!

Just Jaime said...

WOW!!

Tanya Anurag said...

Nice set up. The colors used make it so lively.

Thanks for linking. The party for this week - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner - is on. Hope to see you there with latest posts.
http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-2-and-features.html

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

Beautiful space... I absolutely LOVE that mirror!

tammylovesdishes said...

I can't imagine anyone would poo-poo this design. What an incredible job y'all did. Who wouldn't want to sit in this sweet oasis? Truly lovely.

Brooke said...

Loving the colors :0)

Pamela said...

Wow!! How fun is this area! Brings a smile to my face!

SavannahGranny said...

No Poo here! This is a winner, out of the park winner. First of all the tree is nature's gift of beauty. You used this to create a refugee for the soul.
It this to be out for a photo shoot or is it permanent? I was curious about the dresser and how it would hold up to the weather.
I am hopping over from Debbiedoos. I am your newest follower. Please come by to see me and enter my great giveaway. It ends tonight. Ginger

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

the espresso worked beautifully!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I'd have to agreee..."Not too shabby!" It's just lovely! And with that price tag! LOL! Great job, ladies!

The DIY Show Off said...

You two do such an amazing job! This is gorgeous! I'm including a link in this week's highlights. Thanks for sharing your creativity in the DIY Project Parade! ;)

Roeshel

Diann said...

What afun and perfect little nook in the yard! and you did a fantastic job of sticking with a tigh budget! it just looks so pretty!

WhyCuzICan said...

You know, the title of the post caught me in a smile- then I read and understood.

Indeed, POO no more! Good job ladies :D

Visiting from ShabbyNest Linky Party today :D
~Suzanne in Illinois

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Super pretty! Can't beat that price either!

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

I LOVE it! Especially the mirror-and the price!!!

Kristal said...

Not sure which caught my eye first, the post title or the great colors! Either way, it is a wonderful post. Wow, I would love to have one of those trees, but I have a feeling it wouldn't like the muggy South.

I love outdoor spaces and love all the color y'all used. Off to add myself to your following!

XoXo,
Kristal

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

You are just amazing at creating outdoor spaces! If you ever want to email me a guest blogging post on how to create an outdoor space, I'd love you feature you! :)

abeachcottage said...

Lovely outdoor space! you dressed up the chairs very nicely. Thanks for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

Bohemian said...

I'm delighted to have discovered your beautiful creative Blog this evening... the bold use of color really speaks to my Bohemian Soul! I love this outdoor space you have created.

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Lynn said...

so pretty, now I want to do this in my front yard for the fall! why don't you start a linky party for yard "room" makeovers? then we could all jump in with our cute makeovers. fun!

Michelle L. said...

Love the mirror & can't believe you were so lucky to get it for just $4! Wow! Let me know if you ever want to sell it! :D

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Love the post title! Everything turned out great. It's a wonderful setting. Thanks so much for linking up with VIF, xo Debra

Kristin said...

This is beautiful! I especially love the mirror! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What a pretty outdoor area you created! Love the mirror and the yellow dresser. Thanks for sharing at the Open House party.
xo,
Sherry

Johnnie said...

I am amazed! Will you come create an outdoor oasis for me, please? Your are featured at Thrifty Thursday. Have a wonderful day. Blessings!

Johnnie

Kylean said...

Amazing! So lucky to have found that mirror... I have been looking for one for months! Love the set up and all the colors! Amazing!
Ky
http://burstofcreations.blogspot.com/

Tanya Anurag said...

Thanks for linking up at Tea-Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. Your post added to the celebration. Party for this week is going on now. Hope to see you there.

http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-3-and-features.html

Lindsay said...

Wow! I can't believe you did all of that for such a minimal cost! It is absolutely stunning! The yellow dresser is my favorite! Great job!

I would love to have you link this up to my first link party--

http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-1.html

Good Time Charlie said...

Love all the colors you used, except for the poo brown. It does look like that! You don't even notice though once you have it all styled. What an amazing little vignette you created. Wow, that was some eye candy. You two are the queens of scoring the good stuff on the cheap and then making it look ahmazing! Great work, thanks for sharing!

c.w.frosting said...

Such a variety of color, great mix of textures, and for a great price! Love milk glass as well! Visiting from Thrifty Thursday.

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

poindextr said...

what a fabulous backyard serenity spot! Love it all, even the oops paint. couldn't be nicer and the sweet little moss ties for the curtains are so imaginative! xo, Diane

Etcetorize said...

Oh my gosh, you girls make me laugh. I just found your blog today and am have a great time looking through your posts. This vignette is beautiful by the way~

Jennifer said...

What a lovely, colorful space you created! I have to admit that I found you on a link party and clicked b/c of your title! Glad I did! I'll be featuring this tomorrow! Grab a button if you'd like!
Jen
Scissors & Spatulas

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