Friday, June 11, 2010

A New Adventure for Me

 Hello everyone,
What fun this is…this wicker set was given to us and it was white, should have taken a before picture but I’m sure you have seen white wicker before. It took about 8 cans of black, satin Valspar spray paint to do the 3 pieces…and I love it! I’ve also fallen in love with the color aqua and I’ve been spray painting everything that isn’t nailed down aqua…not really but it seems like it!  We are really behind in getting our back of the house ready for summer and of course I’ve been trying to decorate on a shoestring budget…it so much fun to do it that way. I did discover Target and Walmart as far as decorating goes…the two pillow covers I bought at Target on clearance for $2.49 each and the votive too but forget what I paid for it, I think it’s supposed to look like mercury glass? I’ve been reading about it on some of your blogs, Yes, I’ve been lurking reading so very many wonderful blogs out there with such talent and beautiful, gorgeous homes but I didn’t want to leave a comment until I started this blog, so I’ll be commenting on them soon!
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The rocking chair was my grandmother’s and has been painted by me at least 5 times…now it is aqua, doesn’t it look pretty?
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This watering can I found at Goodwill for a dollar and it had birdhouses on it but the aqua paint took care of that! Now I enjoy watering my flowers more.100_2851
Yes, I even did a basket…one of the first things I did with the Aqua paint!
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This is also the first year I have ever used the coconut wire baskets, can you tell I love the color purple in flowers this year? BTW this is hanging on my front porch.


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Well, I sure hope you enjoyed your visit here…I know I did, it’s a teensy bit scarey doing another blog especially about a new style of decorating but I think it will be fun. I know that at this time in my life I’m ready for something nice and pretty!
Have a wonderful summer filled weekend!
Rondell

32 comments:

Pondside said...

Well, welcome to the blogging world! Your chairs are very pretty - love the aqua and black!

Michelle said...

Great job on your first post! I love the aqua...it looks great!!
Thanks for your comment on my blog! And also, welcome to the blogging world! :o)

Vintage Sassy said...

Hi Rondell...

I can't wait to see what you discover in your new world of decorating. The rocker looks awesome in aqua! Be careful, spray painting is addicting!

xo
LeAnn

Amanda said...

Love your porch! Thanks for the tour of all your great finds!

Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi! Welcome to the blog world! I love aqua, too. I almost did my porch in aqua and red....love that combo. I'm adding my name as a follower! Linda

Sailing Simply said...

Thank you for you sweet comments and I'm so glad you've started a decorating blog too! Great job on the black wicker chairs but I really love the wicker rocker in aqua! I also love all the other little aqua pieces you've done too! It's a great color! Your flowers look great too! I'm adding you to follow now too!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I think I'm falling in love with aqua just visiting you! Where did you get the paint? Was it spray paint, I'm assuming? Please do tell (email me). You have such a sweet blog. I LOVE that wicker chair. The styling of it is phenomenal!
Brenda

Low Tide High Style said...

Hi and welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! I love all of your black and aqua on your porch! What a wonderful place to sit and read a good magazine and sip on some cool iced tea!

Stacey said...

I love your wicker pieces. You can't go wrong with the black and aqua paint. :) Love it!

Janet - underthewillow said...

It's so good to hear from you Rondell! I have wondered where the heck you've been! Have fun redecorating!

Janet

Linda said...

Hi Rondell~ I just hopped over from your other blog! I totally understand wanting to change your decorating style...we all have to live in our homes after all! I'm looking forward to reading about your new decorating adventures~ I am a new follower!

Kimberly said...

Love it, my friend! Adding you to my daily reading list!

Michelle said...

I too have found the world of spray paint, however it was a bit windy today so I did not get far. Hopefully tomorrow will be better! It is amazing the transformations you can do with paint. Feel free to check the blogs that I follow as many are dedicated to redecorating on a budget.

Michelle

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Hi Rondell, Your chairs looks nice and the aqua color is so cheerful. Have fun with your new decor. Can't wait to see more pic's.

Linda said...

Hi Rondell.....I have missed reading your fun posts! Love this new blog you have.
I have been missing for quite sometime too, feels like I have been needing some changes also. I have a white wicker swing that needs some changing too, think I will paint it soon. Have a good week.

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Can't wait to see what you do on your new decorating adventure, Rondell! Have fun :)

Linda said...

So glad to hear you are OK!! Sad we are lossing another good one to the non prim world but happy you have something exciting to challenge you! Enjoy your new adventure!!

hugs, Grammy Linda

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I'll tag along to see what you come up with and I think it's a great idea to change style now and then, it refreshes out soul too! Nice new blog also!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Hey Rondell!
This is gonna be fun huh?? Already looks wonderful! Can't wait to see what you do! I posted a make-over today too! Great to hear from you!!
Beth

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love the black and aqua! I'm glad I'm not the only one who loves purple...especially petunias! My grandmother always had them on her front porch...love the smell! Welcome to Blogland!...hugs...Debbie

Carmen C. said...

Loving the wicker and the aqua! I'm excited to see the things you find to fit your new style;)

Loretta said...

Hi Rondell! So glad to see you're back to blogging. I love pretty things too and it look's like the changes you are making will be wonderful. We have to surround ourselves with things that make us happy! I can't wait to see more! Are you selling any of your old prim stuff? Hugs, Loretta

CozyGirl said...

Everything is so pretty Rondell! I'm excited to see that you are switching to a new "prettier" look as well. That is exactly how I how I started to feel when I left the prim world. I want to see prettiness around me! I am loving the change:-)I look forward to following your blog. Have a wonderful day!
Janae

basketsnprims said...

Hi, Rondell,
Everything looks so pretty! Love the aqua. So good to hear from you.
hugs,
Pam

Julie said...

You go girl!! I love you new look. I also decorate on a shoestring and find it so fun--especially when I SCORE and find things at yard or garage sales. Have a great day. Julie

Mandy in Mayberry said...

Hey Rondell! So good to "hear" from you. I've always had sort of an identity crisis when it comes to decorating. I'm a mixture of styles - I like a little bit of everything.

Have fun discovering your new style!

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

First of all, I'm glad you're well and busy. And what fun it will be watching you dive into a new style ... on a budget. (My kind of decorating!) I love your cheerful aqua accents and I just know you'll be having fun with all of that painting!

cynthialeedesigns said...

Hi Rondell,
I too have changed my decorating style about a month ago or so. I decorated cottage style for 15 years and thought I wanted to go primitive, but it wasn't for me. I'm now following my heart and doing a farmhouse romance style. Kind of cottage, farmhouse, weathered white, and pretty.
I just signed up to follow you here and can't wait to share this journey with you.
hugs,
Cindy

Angie Berry said...

Ah girl, I miss you but so happy you are excited about your new adventure!!

I love the aqua! We are really behind on getting our back yard/pool area ready too. I was thinking about going with a blue theme-- different shades and of course include aqua. All of your color looks great! =]

Jeannette said...

Hi there! I just made my first visit to your Prim blog and then came here!lol I'm laughing because I've done this redecorating style thing several times in one year; at least you lasted over 20!!lol I like the direction you are going and I'm an aqua nut although my bedroom is the only thing painted that color!!lol I think that will change soon-must check out that spray paint!!! AND I love the purple with the aqua on your porch - Gorgeous combo! Now ya got me thinkin!!! Sincerely, Jeannette

Carla said...

Hi Rondell,
I love your new style and will be following your adventures here, too. I've missed your posts as I always enjoyed them. Have fun!

Christine said...

Thanks for stopping by First Home...Love Life! I've been flipping through some of your blog posts, and am now following you as well! Can't wait to see what else you do :)

p.s. Love the front door black ;o)

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