First, I have to show you how pretty the laurel is in our area. These white flowers are like little lanterns that open to reveal a pretty little pink polka dots. I love it in my pink pail. This is on our back screened-in porch.
Next, is the small flower bed. My boys and I ripped out all of the rocks from around the bed because you could barely see them because of the weeds and grass growing through them this spring. So, the other day, we spent the day taking them out and putting them back after my husband weed-whacked around the garden. It looks so much better!
This bench is beside that flower garden. I had planned to paint it, but now that I've taken pictures of it, I am thinking I won't paint it. It has such a nice patina!
What do you think? Paint or no paint?
Here is an accidental photo taken while carrying the lanterns out to put them up. Isn't that neat?
This is where I plop my butt when I want to relax. It is nice and shady and I can watch the boys in the pool. I re-covered the cushion that was on this bench and made matching buttons. I also made the pillows on the back by cutting an old bed pillow in half (don't use a down one!) and covering the halves to make two cushions. The bottom of each cushion is thicker than the top. They stand up nicely.
I also repainted the furniture from hunter green to this glossy black. Love how it turned out. So simple, but such a huge difference!
This is my outdoor livingroom. I suggest everyone have one! The little table will be the next thing to be painted. It is still the old hunter green. It will be black very soon!