Monday, May 31, 2010

Outdoor Vignette

I know that I participated in the Decor Dilemma party last week and received some amazing ideas, but it has been too nice to work inside!  Last week I went to a few garage sales and scored some really neat things!  5 picture frames without the glass for $.10 each!  A really neat rusted lantern for $1, cute table/cabinet thing for $5 and 10 spindle/ballister things for $15 (one brand new spindle/ballister thing at Home Depot is $15, I got a 10-fer)!  And because I can't leave well enough alone I decided the other corner of the sidewalk in front of my house looked lonely.  So I prettied it up!


I am in love with spindles and I don't know why, I can't get enough of them!


This is my garage sale cabinet and lantern.  And I actually did not do a thing to the cabinet, I left it alone and did not paint it black, but believe me I am still thinking about it.  See my $1 lantern, love it!  I raided my decor storage and found a few things that are cheap and if something happens to them I don't care to add to the shelves.


I randomly cut the spindles down to different lengths and painted them.  Originally they were stained black but were really weathered.  I sanded them down a bit and used DecoArt's patio paint to add a little color.  When they were dry I glazed with my Ralph Lauren smoke glaze.


Definitely not perfect, but I like the weathered beat up feel to them.  I am not wild about the red one, I am thinking about repainting it but have been testing it out first before I made any decisions.  I hope everyone had a great weekend!

12 comments:

Embellished Bayou said...

How fabulous this spot looks now! I love those spindles & they look great painted up. I also love your welcome post & her skinny friend you posted a while back. Great job!

Mama Lusco said...

I agree- the spindles are great! Looks great :)

Jenglamgirl said...

Totally love the vignette~ I adore the weathered looking spindles.

LaKeta said...

Its all so cute! And I wouldn't repaint the red one at all...it looks darling with the other colors...you scored some great finds!!! Love it all!

LaKeta

Melissa said...

Wonderful finds. I would maybe lighten up the red one by washing it with white...but I would leave it red.

Kristin said...

Love it Kenzie! Great job (and great score at the yard sales!) woohoo!!! Such a welcoming entrance...

Chantel and Michael Magistro said...

I found you through Creative Therapy from Life in the Pitts

Love the decor! Your spindles are great! I wish I had such good lick at garage sales.

Great job! Have a good day

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★All Thingz Related★ said...

I love it, Kenzie!
Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!

Stephanie Lynn said...

What a fabulous vignette. Love the spindles - The colors are fabulous! Looks fantastic! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Lanie Ree said...

That is beautiful! By far the prettiest outdoor decorations I've ever seen. and they probably look awesome with the other stuff you put up. I wish I could see your house in person.

Thank you for participating in the Craft Therapy Session with Life in the Pitts

sanjeet said...

I agree- the spindles are great! Looks great :)
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Nikki@ Cheap Like a Birdie said...

Oh I love (hate,just kidding) people like you who were born with the wonderful ability to put items together and make it look great. I attempt it and it looks like something I'm waiting for the trash man to come pick up.

I really like what you did! You need to make a visit to my house.

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