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Old 05-29-2009, 07:32 PM
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Today around the garden and patio we had a big change around, a garden bench seat was scrubbed and brought in under the patio at the front, I bought 2 biggish mirrors the same on special and hung in that patio area, (was a dark area I could never seem to lighten and plants died) well the mirrors now reflect the outside sun, sky, trees into that area and lights it up wonderfully (they wont get wet either) so with the seat there and the mirrors looks good.
The bbq was shifted from 1 area to another and trees were trimmed and the back patio furniture was shifted around also with some ornament shifting and the outside looks bright for winter ahead.
Cost a couple of hours and 2 cheap mirrors.
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Old 05-30-2009, 05:54 PM
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I used cream cans we had to put my fake gazing balls. One on each side of the front step. I used a larger cream can by the front door, put flowers in the top. We had some old cabinets to get rid of. I decided to keep one to remake into a potting stand. We have lots of poly to waterproof it.
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Old 05-31-2009, 08:09 AM
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Today around the garden and patio we had a big change around, a garden bench seat was scrubbed and brought in under the patio at the front, I bought 2 biggish mirrors the same on special and hung in that patio area, (was a dark area I could never seem to lighten and plants died) well the mirrors now reflect the outside sun, sky, trees into that area and lights it up wonderfully (they wont get wet either) so with the seat there and the mirrors looks good.
The bbq was shifted from 1 area to another and trees were trimmed and the back patio furniture was shifted around also with some ornament shifting and the outside looks bright for winter ahead.
Cost a couple of hours and 2 cheap mirrors.
Such a great idea using the mirrors to bring in light! Your new area sounds lovely.
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Old 05-31-2009, 08:12 AM
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I used cream cans we had to put my fake gazing balls. One on each side of the front step. I used a larger cream can by the front door, put flowers in the top. We had some old cabinets to get rid of. I decided to keep one to remake into a potting stand. We have lots of poly to waterproof it.
My husband just mentioned to me last night that we need a milk can to go on our front porch. We used to have an oil can from his parents house that looked very similar to a milk can. Neither one of us can remember what we did with it. I'm almost positive we didn't pack it away in a container that we had in storage.

Connie, I bet your gazing balls look neat sitting atop of those cans.
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Old 05-31-2009, 08:15 AM
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I painted a wooden butterfly as close to a Monarch butterfly with a small saying on the back, I bought a Butterfly garden pick from a seconds store (Dollar tree, Tuesday Morning, etc), and placed them in a floral bag which I decorated with scrapbook butterflies... it was a gift for one of my sorority sisters (her secret sister gift).
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Old 05-31-2009, 02:55 PM
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I saw in a small Balinese style garden a mirror to reflect the plants back to make the garden look bigger and lusher.
It's really amazing to see how much light it really does reflect into that area, I wouldn't have thought of mirrors outside other wise, but wish I'd done it years ago LOL
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Redecorating the front bathroom, I bought a shower curtain set that was on clearance. I painted a small table to match the print on the shower curtain. I am just finishing up the toilet paper holder made out of tin coffee cans. I glued 3 cans together primed and painted it to match the table. My next project is to make a valence to match.
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DH has decided the living room needs an update LOL. Its been 10 yrs since it was painted so its time. That is all that will be done since we put in new carpet & furniture 10 yrs ago.

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Old 06-08-2009, 08:25 AM
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DH has decided the living room needs an update LOL. Its been 10 yrs since it was painted so its time. That is all that will be done since we put in new carpet & furniture 10 yrs ago.

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Lately he's been having as much fun as me shopping at thrift stores and yard sales. lol!! He's a great curbside shopper, too!
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I painted the cream cans a deep burgundy and repainted the bowling balls bright sliver for our new home. Looks awesome with the brick house. Neighbors have already commented on it. They love me at the local hardware store! The gals want to know what I am doing!!
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