Monday, May 24, 2010

My backyard and the latest DIY's


Hopefully all you Canadians had a wonderful, warm, sunny, holiday weekend, and Americans are looking forward to next weekend. The warm weather brings us out into our outdoor spaces and we just finished our backyard "outdoor room"




our dining area with newly made buffet

(inspiration picture later in post)




our seating area with a hard to see 3 piece log coffee table


the lion wall plaques were previously a planter that my handy hubby grinded apart and sprayed to be hung as modern outdoor wall art




i LOVE buddhas and ferns!






a view of our pond, in the beginning of the growing season



ONTO THE DIY WRAPUP

Restoration Hardware Leo containers

our table planter version using a brass painted black knob/pull

we had a load of greyed(picture scewed because of sun) pallet wood we used and sheet metal painted black and then a cast iron lion face
my plants look a little small now but give them time. i will post a fully grown pic later

as stated earlier my inspiration for the buffet/sideboard, rusty casters and all (this project did not have my husband saying i love you's)

THE 5.00 GARAGE SALE CHANDELIER (below)

BEFORE- no attached wires, bulb holders etc. original plan was a farmhouse style candleholder

AFTER- rewired, copper pipe holder coverings, happily sitting above our outdoor table on a dimmer cord.
Have I mentioned before I am dimmer crazy? Every single light and table light in my whole house is dimmered.
Well that's it for today. More pictures rather than writing however, I hope you enjoyed and got a little inspiration to get outside and breath some fresh air.
Meg

1 comment :

  1. Woaaa.... fabulous! I mean there's some really great stuff here! Thanks for leading me here! :) The palette thing is cool... but that light?!? Oh my. I'm jittery.

    Donna

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