Saturday, July 30, 2011

Outdoor Projects

This will be my last post for the week as my son is getting married a week from tomorrow!  Following the wedding reception, we are hosting an "after party" at our home so I've been getting the yard ready (HOPING to have it outside!) and adding a few fun touches.  This birdhouse was given to me by a neighbor.  It was dark green with a plain metal pole so I couldn't resist painting it pink with a black pole and adding a bit of whimsy.  I attached a little dangling prism in the center to catch the sunlight and on the side, this little framed quote is attached with magnets so I can remove it if it rains.


The same neighbor gave me a bunch of nice, large vases.  My son (the one getting married) was going through all of his 'stuff' and came across a box with all of these pretty rocks from his childhood collection.  Imagine, he was going to throw them out!
I filled one of the vases with sand, topped it with the sparkly, colorful rocks and added a candle.  
Great sentimental memories and I love how the 'fool's gold' sparkles in the sunlight!  

Finally, I got another one of the ReStore brass chandeliers for $5.00.  I sprayed it this moss green color, added some glass tea cups (.25 each) and a few rhinestones here and there for a little 'bling'. 
I bought a TON of vintage curtain panels that I'm going to use to decorate the tables outside at the party, added white lights to the bushes and will be using lots of my other outdoor lighting projects to create a fun, party atmosphere.  So once the wedding is over, I'll be sure to post pictures!  Have a great week everyone!


15 comments:

  1. What a nice keepsake from your sons childhood. Best wishes for a wonderful wedding. Looking forward to photos.

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  2. It all sounds so pretty, cant wait to see the pictures. I love that chandelier idea I may have to try something similar. Best wishes to your son on his upcoming nuptials.

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  3. I love that sweet birdhouse and the crystal prism you added. You'll have quite a story to tell with those little rocks from your son's childhood...what a great way to show them off. Love the little teacups and it always helps to add some bling.

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  4. I can't wait to see pictures. It all sounds so lovely.

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  5. This wedding is sounding more and more awesome!! You are so awesome! It will be fabulous!! be sure to show us all the pictures!!
    xxDaniella

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  6. Have fun at the wedding and be sure to show us some pictures!

    Really like you candle-chanty!

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  7. Whoo hooo on the wedding. Take lots of pics to share with us. Love the green chande. Thanks for sharing at the newbie party.

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  9. Wonderful job so far with the party!! It sounds like it will be fabulous!!
    And thank you for your kind words today on my blog!!
    I painted that mason jar a few weeks ago, and I tried EVERYTHING to get it to stick to the jar. I printed it on lamanate pieces, and I found a sheet of clear acrylic, but the images smeared right off.
    SO, I printed it on paper, and it took me a week to cut it out!!
    The graphic is from the Graphics Fairy. She has TONS of awesome images!
    I actually finished my cabinet already!! I will be showing it next week probably? Or maybe later this week because I am so excited about it!!
    Thank you again, and Congratulations to your son, and enjoy your party!!
    xxDaniella

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  11. Wait a second! Aaron is too young to be getting married! and you and Matt are just newlyweds yourselves, right? Love what you've done with your stuff. Do you have any good ideas for our daughter Rebecca's wedding reception next May? Her colors are yellow and dark gray....
    Congrats to Aaron and his bride!
    Nancy and Jim Fair

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  12. Beautiful projects and congrats on the new daughter-in-law. More the Merrier Monday will be open until Wednesday at midnight. I would love for you to stop by and link up your projects. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  13. Oh, just love the chandelier! Looks great with the glass cups! Inspiring! Kathy

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  14. What an exciting time! Congratulations to the happy couple! Talk to you soon! ♥

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  15. What a cute chandy! Love it! Hope the wedding is a wonderful day1 Linda

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