Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Little Paint, A Little Rust and a Special Lady

I have not written a blog post in a while so I started thinking, have we accomplished anything lately?What have we  been doing? 
We have done a couple of outside projects that we are happy to have completed.   
We have a little playhouse we bought for the grandchildren a few years ago.  It was looking pretty beat up and the door had broken off.  It was in need of some repairs and some paint or stain.  We took a trip to one of our local home and garden stores and found some outdoor paint on the "unwanted" paint shelf .  I guess it is where they sell paint that people don't like once the color is mixed up.  So for 10 dollars we brought home a gallon of tan outdoor paint and for 3 dollars a quart of trim paint.
We pressure washed the little house last year and kept it out of the weather until now.
Here it is all spruced up!

The grandkids love it and Emmy seems to like to snoop around too.
These rusty wire baskets we found at a garage sale this summer, two for 20 dollars.
We were able to attatch them on either side of our front stairs.  We filled them with mums we found at a sale at one of our favorite nurseries.  Pat was able to attatch them securely so that I can fill them with flowers or whatever else comes to mind.  It will be fun to change the planters with the seasons.

We are having beautiful weather here in the Pacific Northwest.  Wonderful sunshine in September, we are loving it.
Another thing we did last week was purchase a rusty arbor for 40% off at the same nursery we bought our pots of mums.  We have an Akebia vine that has needed some direction for a couple of years, now it knows where I want it to go.

A very special lady in our lives had her 85th birthday this week, my mother in law Virginia.
You are a blessing to all of us.


  1. That playhouse is so cute! What a transformation turned out great!

    Your mums are so pretty. I still haven't gotten mine yet.

    Happy Birthday to your mother-in-law! Wishing her many more!

  2. My granddaughter would love that playhouse.

    Happy Birthday Ms. Virginia!

  3. I love the new look to the playhouse! It's awesome. I remember you talking about it when I came over. I love the satisfaction of getting something done you've wanted or needed to for a while.

  4. Happy belated birthday wishes to your MIL. The little playhouse for the grandkids is so cute! And your garden and deck are looking so lovely. Love that arbor, too. Have a great weekend. Tammy