4.24.2014

One Room Challenge ... Week 4


Welcome to week 4!!!

I am in the process of redecorating our outside screened porch and surrounding deck area and linking up with 83 other bloggers courtesy of Calling It Home!!  If you missed last week ... you can catch up here!!  

O..M..G!!!!  It's week 4!  This is panic week for me!  The porch still isn't painted due to pollen and maj rain.  But ... I will deep breathe and know all will happen in perfect time!  Once I actually post the pictures of all I have completed I will feel like I have accomplished more than I realize!


(Mary McDonald inspiration picture)

First ... after looking at the table I realized I couldn't make the umbrella idea work.  I would have to cut a hole in the center and then again thru the truss and there was no way I would get away with that.  Plus I am pretty sure it would look tacky when I finished it.  So then I thought about using the umbrella between the two chairs on the upper deck.  This way a huge problem for my attorney husband who will see that as a huge liability.  With no table to support the bulk of the weight, it would surely crash over and break something or someone.  And that someone always turns out to be me.  (Remind me one day to tell you about the beach this summer, a red surf board and a concussion) So, I returned the umbrella and the stand.


The bar cart arrived and I promptly added it to the teenager's Saturday am chore list.  He mumbled a bunch but 15 minutes later it was in the kitchen all finished and the trash was cleaned up.  


Win, win!!


Grabbed two of these amazing chairs for the ends of the table.  I love how grand they are.  Also scored two of those fabulous outdoor pillows for the chairs at TJ Maxx!  And I love how they look!!


Spray painted and then spray painted some more!!!  First it was this pot stand I got when I picked up the chairs ... 


... then it was these 4 chairs Tuesday evening that Lance said would "look amaze if those were blue instead of black".  So ... I stayed outside late and knocked them out!


Also painted this mirror navy.  I am working on adding some gold accents.  I will get back to you with that one!  If it doesn't look right I may just leave it solid navy.  But ... the mirror itself is amazing!!!


Got these fantastic urns from Target and filled them with Kimberly ferns.  I also planted almost every other pot I will be using.  I have three big ones left and I am leaving that up to my dirt loving friend, Maggi, to make that happen for me!


 I spotted this to-die-for pot at the installation of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra show house.  They are nothing short of spectacular!!!  I am hoping Maggi can recreate this for me!  And she is a miracle worker with dirt!!!

Let's take a gander at the master to do list ... 
(This weeks accomplishments are highlighted for easy reference)

1.  Paint the ceiling haint blue and the floor navy - 
 scheduled again for next - damn weather!!
2.  Clean porch ... scrub and hose!!
3.  Replace the small white sofa with a larger, more fabulous one that will be lacquered and recovered in the navy and white stripe! -dropped off for the lacquer and fabric makeover! 
4.  Recover all the cushions - navy and white stripes 
5.  Add a billion and one more pillows and a lumbar for the new fab sofa
6.  New server/side piece to hold the lamps
7.  Lacquer the new coffee table
8.   New lamps - those glass and gold are just perfect!!!
9.  Buy mirror for above server
9a.  Paint mirror
10.  Order art for sides of mirror from The Pink Pagoda 
10.  Bar cart
11.  Tons of blue and white porcelain
12. Create outside dining area - eating alfresco is my love language
13.  Get two head of the table chairs
14.  Returned umbrella stand
15.  Return outdoor umbrella for table 
16.  Extra sitting area on the deck - more places for entertaining!
17.  New urns, pots and fern stand
18.  Fabulous plantings for spring
19.  Plan a shin dig for the porch's coming out party!!

Basically when I look at the master list I realize I am down to painting, some planting and piecing it all together.  I can do it in two weeks!!!

Please pray for sunshine long enough for Felix to come!!!

Check out the amazing people I am partnered with ... there are such fabulous things happening!!!

xo, 
MPM
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