PAINTING THE TOWN WHITE INSTEAD OF RED

Posted by Judy Cholfe on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Under: Seasons

PAINTING THE TOWN WHITE INSTEAD OF RED

PAINTING THE TOWN WHITE INSTEAD OF RED -- 20/05/2014

Hi everybody! It was a fantastic long weekend. The weather was perfect, and brought out everyone to clean up the garden after a horrendous winter. I was out gardening pretty much most of the weekend, myself.
Quite a few people in the neighbourhood had fire-works displays from Friday until Monday evening. (I just love fire-works!!!!) Hope everyone had a great “Victoria Day” !!!!!

Today’s blog is about "PAINTING THE TOWN WHITE INSTEAD OF RED". By this, I mean painting things I purchased in thrift stores or garage sales to put out in my garden. I have lots of “do-dads” that I place in the flower beds, or mount on the fence.
One of the larger items that I purchased, was a vintage baby bassinet. It was in dire need of a new paint job…..

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I acquired this last fall, from a local vintage retailer for $15.00, with the idea of putting huge ferns in it at the front of my house. The bottom was a bit soft, so I drilled holes all around to allow water to drain out….

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And….painted it white!

The Japanese lantern was in three pieces, and very dull and dingy from many years of being in the garden. It was actually a solar light, but hasn’t functioned for some time. I glued the pieces together to make it just one….

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And….painted it white!

I had a small round table that wasn’t being used currently, but had it for many, many years. Not sure where it came from! I decided it would look great between two Adirondack chairs on the front porch. It needed an up-date on the paint job too….

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And….painted it white!

Moving into the backyard…I found a sweet little doll’s high-chair, for the purpose of putting a plant on it in the flower bed. It was $4.99 from a thrift store. So the water could drain off and not stay on the seat, I drilled holes. I didn’t want it left the wood colouring though….
Twice now, I have been lucky enough to find old kitchen chairs at the end of someone’s driveway, (just waiting for me to take). They’re perfect in flower beds where there is alot of greenery. Bury the chair in the leaves, and place a bright potted plant on the chair. You get an instant pop of colour higher than the leaf bed. (They are also cool to look at, adding interest and whimsey to your garden).

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And….painted it white!

Found this great wood shelf at the thrift store for $2.99, again with the idea of hanging it on the back fence to hold a plant…

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It, too, required drain holes….

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And….painted it white!

A final piece that I found, again in the thrift store, is this plate shelf. It still doesn’t have a home, but I was thinking of hanging it from the face board of the back deck, to hold the Crown Royal bottles I turned into “Shabby Chic”…(see previous blog page)

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And….painted it white!
I even picked up a mirror panel that I tethered to a tree trunk. It kind of freaks you out when you move in front of it, as you’re not expecting to see yourself…

I made a dump run today, to get rid of a wooden gate we had to dismantle. It was sooo busy!!!! There must have been 15 vehicles ahead of me, and another 10 behind me. So, I guess everyone truly was busy doing yard duty…..
Have a great week…..Until next time, Judy

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Judy Cholfe Hi, thanks for stopping by! I am Judy Cholfe, IRP...(Interior Redesign Professional), owner/operator of JC Redesigns, Interior Redesign/Staging-- Servicing Simcoe County and GTA. (705)727-6282 jcredesigns@gmail.com Decorating is my passion and I want to share that passion with you, the client..... I want to energize, motivate, and inspire people to do something fun and creative in their own homes. I also totally love anything DIY.

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