Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Road Rescue & Thrift Shop Outdoor Furniture Redos

In preparation of outdoor spaces for the summer, there is nothing more exciting than being frugal about it.  I have a mix; from some of my very old iron patio seating to roadside and thrift shop upcycles. Each summer, I add or change things to make our outdoor living spaces come together. 

This year we are adding our "new" curb alert pieces. Road Rescue! 

A little cleaning and painting for a new life at a new home.

This bar stool will be added to a high top piece I built last summer. I'll add that post later when I finish the concrete countertop.

Just a couple of coats of outdoor black spray paint...

made these road side pieces match up with my old wrought iron set.  (I'll be posting the whole deck and patio tour here soon.)

Discarded and old is wanted and new again.

Then at the same time, my thrift shop snag to add to the mix is this iron scrolled coffee table. Patio perfect!

Well, not perfect yet. Red splattered touches aren't my style. It looks like it came from a TV crime scene.

Black to go with the rest of my mix and match outdoor space.

Our older camp chair was green. Spray paint changed that too while I was at it. 

Now, placed on the deck at my grilling area. 

(I'm the grill-cook-queen and I wanted to have a little setting in the grill-throne-zone.  The "grill throne" is recycled landscaping block and then a concrete pour project along with some lattice panels. A how to and photos to follow. )

This became perfect for sipping lemonade or wine while grilling dinner. 

The table is quite large and heavy. I love the details of the iron. It makes a nice focal point while having morning coffee. Well, that and the garden pond I built here, the flowers, birds, frogs, and on and on...



Sunday, June 1, 2014

Welcome to Snickerdoodle Sunday! A Craft-licous Party~

I've been given the option to Co-Host at Snickerdoodle Sunday with 2CrochetHooks!  With honor and pleasure, I invite you to link your posts with us to join in the fun this week! 
I certainly look forward to all of the creativity you have to share! 

Now, on to Millie and Kristina's "crafty-licous party" along with Dee and Felicia, your hostesses: 

Hello Hello Hello!! Welcome to another crafty-licious Snickerdoodle Sunday! We appreciate you all coming to party with us each week!

2 Crochet Hooks

Please welcome Felicia from Nifty Thrifty Family! She has decided she likes you all and will be staying on as a hostess!
Snickerdoodle Hostesses

Just a reminder of what we are doing here: Each week we will feature one special blogger, their blog and some of their posts. That featured blogger then has the option of co-hosting with us the next week and picking the best post! Awesome fun for us all!

This weeks special co-host is (drum roll): Robin from Redo It Yourself Inspirations!!
"I've always had the tendency to be motivated and easily inspired to be creative. It's the way I've been molded. I'm Adirondack born and raised; way up north New York near Canada. I'm the daughter of a master craftsman cabinet maker and a thrifty crafty lady. Expanding my horizons into the Capital District of the New York area, I carry my roots with me. My new journey started when my husband and I bought a real fixer upper home a few years ago. I have had no choice but to dive in and get back into the do-it-yourself mode full force." 

Check her blog for the rest of the story!

Robin's Upcycled Toy Horse was chosen as the Favorite Post for last week!
How awesome is that?!?

Some other great posts to check out over at Redo It:
PicMonkey Collage
Congrats Robin!! Here's your super special cookie! Everyone stop by, say congrats and check her out (in a good way)!!

2 Crochet Hooks

Special Giveaway for Snickerdoodlers! For the month of June we are hosting a giveaway especially for those who link up to Snickerdoodle Sunday! Kristina found this cool yarn in the mill end bin at AC Moore and made a couple scarves. They turned out so cute and there is so much yarn, we decided to share!

Bestie Selfie Giveaway
Visit our facebook page - like it - and link up a picture of you and your best bud - a "Selfie Bestie"! At the end of June we will pick the best shots! Winner will receive two skeins of this fun yarn. Enter as often as you like, just use different selfie shots!

On to the Party!!

Just a few Rules
**Please DO NOT link and run…Yes we mean YOU….please visit, comment and pin on a few of the blogs that are sharing here today. Visit at least as many posts as you linked up! This is a great way to get people to visit you and everyone’s blogs will benefit!
  • Remember to Follow Your hostesses- 2 Crochet Hooks, Nifty Thrifty Family, Meatloaf and Melodrama and Redo It Yourself Inspirations
  • Take a second to comment below - it's the nice thing to do!
  • Link to your post and not to your blog home page
  • Linkback on your post ( optional, but always appreciated)
  • No adult content blogs, Family Friendly posts – old or new
  • Please no more than 3 links to your blog
  • No links directly to your shops or websites selling things/services please! Reviews w/affiliate links are ok!
  • Yes you can link giveaways & link parties
  • Share the hop via your social media pretty please!
  • Adding your link to this blog hop gives the hostesses permission to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features on Snickerdoodle Sunday- All features will be pinned to our Pinterest board and will be linked back to the original source.
codes - see which one will work for you: