Saturday, August 29, 2015

Backyard Storage Shed

Last year, we built this little shed in the backyard
and I finally got around to painting it!

Even though we are just storing odds and ends in it,
I can see the shed from the kitchen window and
the rest of the yard, so I wanted it to be cute.

I wanted to use up old paint I already had,
so I mixed some outdoor green and blue and 
came up with this.

We used a door we already had 
and cut it in two to make a Dutch door.
(I have always wanted one of these!)

The window we also had on hand,
it just needed a coat of paint to match everything.

Since it's at the end of our half acre yard,
and near the "orchard" (okay, a few fruit trees),
I added a couple of chairs for a spot to rest!

This was only 1 of many outdoor projects I have
been tackling this summer, and I'm
so happy with the results!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Super Easy No Sew Dropcloth Curtains

These are the easiest curtains you will ever "make"!

I just used two clean, new dropcloths,

turned down the top about 2 feet,

 and clipped them on to the rings already on the rod,
making sure the "ruffle" was in the front and looked even.

 No sewing or even ironing needed.

They fall beautifully and look great with my
dropcloth-slipcovered chairs!