Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Great Outdoors...On Our Back Porch...

The weather has been so amazing this weekend! On Saturday I was able to sit outside and study on our back porch for a few hours--unheard of in July! Usually I'd have to been in a pool to make it outside mid-day in July! Being on the porch reminded me, I wanted to post about my furniture. Nana gave me this white wicker furniture this spring when she upgraded. It needed a new coat of paint and some new cushions. Here is the before:

And the after! I used espresso paint (about 12 cans!) and got the cushions at Garden Ridge. I have really enjoyed them!
Here are some pics of the flowers on the porch. With this cooler weather they have really been blooming!

And my prized (haha) tomatoes! I have three growing in my topsy turvy planter!!!

I just put some Miracle Grow on them tonight so hopefully they'll grow!!!

So, that's the tour of our back porch! On another earthly note...on Saturday I was innocently pulling weeds in the front flower bed, when I suddenly noticed a worm. Or what I HOPED was a worm. Then I noticed the triangular head and how the worm coiled up--a SNAKE! In the flowerbed! I quickly yelled for Jordan, who, well, terminated the snake. At that point I was thinking, it's ok, it was one (admittedly small) snake. I can keep going. Keep on pulling those weeds. Within 2 minutes I look down and see ANOTHER (also small, but still creepy and slithery) SNAKE! AHHHHH! So I quit. Went inside. No more weed pulling for me! Don't worry, today we went to Home Depot and got some "Snake-Away". I will not put up with these intruders! I know some snakes are good and all, but I'm totally freaked out! I hope they go away soon!

One week from today I take the big test! I am so ready for it to be over!


  1. I love the before and after of your porch furniture! Great job!

  2. Love the furniture....hate the snakes! Makes me shiver. I know you'll do great on your test!

  3. love it all!! it all looks wonderful!! i need to see it all in person soon!!! :)

  4. LOVE the furniture! The same furniture was left at our house from previous is about to get a face lift. Thanks for the great idea...yours looks great!

  5. I have done the same thing to some wicker I have. I did it a couple years ago and used the espresso too! I just touched it all up last weekend - which is the great thing about spray paint, because you can freshen it up any time! Nothing like some spray paint to give something a face lift! =) Good job!