Monday, June 11, 2007

A little Whimsie on the patio!


A day of cleaning, decorating and creating an outdoor patio area yesterday. I really like the way it turned out. This patio area is located outside underneath our second floor wood deck. It is an area that we have not used since we built the upper deck. I thought it was time to utilize it this year and turn it into a really nice old "shabby chic patio area". A place where you can get out of the sun to sip lemonade or relax and read a book. As you can see, my cat Missy, had already found a nice comfy spot to take a nap after Mom did all the work!


The fun and whimsical part about the space is that I had this idea kicking around in my head to use a bunch of great old shabby painted windows and a door that I already had stored in the shed. I didn't want to actually build a wall and enclose the space so I had my husband get chain at the hardware store and suspend the windows from the upper deck floor. And I have to say the look is really quite nice and very unexpected! Plus, if I didn't like it then I could always take them down with no damage done. But to my surprise I really like the look. The response I got from my kids......really artsy fartsy Mom!
I was going for the blue and white shabby chic look with a splash of pale pinks from the pillows I made from an old shabby tablecloth. The entire patio was put together without buying anything but the hardware. It was stuff I already had stored around the house and shed. Now if I only can find the time to actually use it!!!

16 comments:

Kanoff said...

“O segredo do êxito é a honestidade. Se puderes evitá-la, consegues lá chegar.”
Groucho Marx

The Feathered Nest said...

Wendy! I love it! How neat to have a place like that. The windows just add so much and I love the pillows you made ~ everything looks wonderful, makes me want a glass of lemonade right now! xxxoo, Dawn

Lana said...

Wendy ~ it's perfect! You are so creative!

Lana

bruce said...

Wendy.... LOVE that patio!!! It's FANTASTIC!!! Makes you wanna "live" out there!! Super job! I know you'll get lots of enjoyment! The "shabby chic" look really works for you! LOVE MISSY, too!!! Take care! Bruce (aka - bam4bears)

Hallowed Hill Primitives said...

Very cool, Wendy! You are so clever . . .

Sarah

Pfatt Group said...

what a great idea!!! and gves it a great look. I like it a lot!!!

Mica

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Lorraine said...

I love it, Wendy!!! How cool!!! You done good:o)!!

Sam I Am said...

thats it!!! im coming over..and will spend alllllll day just lounging on your patio!!!!
What a great artsyfartsy idea..i LOVE IT :) YOU ROCK!!! :)

what happens if the wind blows??
oooooo.. how about adding little bits of pretty glass pieces in each square?? or little tiny chimes? or or pretty glass beads? or or.. wow..the possibilities are endless!! You should market this idea!!! :)
hugs..sandy

Suzanne said...

Wow Wendy!! That looks wonderful! Hmmmm?? I have a couple of old windows in the garage...

Suzanne

Aleta said...

A girl after my own heart!! I love the way you've displayed your old windows!! Really, really lovely.

Warmest bear hugs, Aleta

Annie said...

Wow! I love that idea! You are so creative! Your bears are beyond words...filled with spirit and heart.

Hugs
annie

Genny said...

Love your patio area!

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Wendy! I've tagged you sweetie...xxoo, Dawn

Sylvia Anderson said...

I love the hanging windows Wendy!!! What a fabulous idea! Yes....what does happen when the wind blows? Do they bump into each other? It looks so relaxing and peaceful there!

Diane Duda said...

Great idea!!! It turned out great...now go sit a spell. :)

Debbie said...

Wendy, I love your place...can I come live with you? ;-)

Debora
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