Monday, September 22, 2008

What happened to the Outdoor Room??

You might be wondering where is this room she kept talking about doing?? Wel......ummm...let's see....first of all it rained and rained and rained and......oh yeah, rained!!!! Then it was hot, hot, hot!!! So needless to say, it just didn't happen the way I wanted it to. I have every piece for it, just was not able to put it all together.

I put the main parts together just to get an idea of what it will look like. I did get the patio painted...although it's very dirty and rusty in the pics below. Try to imagine this with things on the walls and white curtains draping along the edges.

Here's hoping for next year!



See what I mean about a dirty floor? Try not to concentrate too hard on it...it will burn your retinas.



Now I will add...as disappointed as I was in this year's project. Last night we turned the icicle lights on and laid on the daybed...all three of us....Ok, well little dolly kept jumping on us, but that's another story. Anyways, it was so nice...the weather was cool and the light was so soft and perfect. Hey, I may get some use out of this room this year yet!

On to other things....Last weekend I could not believe how many garage sales were around...man it must have been the big fall clean out for people in my little area. Anyways, I packed up Dolly and away we went. I got a few things (not a whole lot) which I'll show ya later since they are in transformation mode right now.

I also bought a fern for $6 from a lady selling all the plants she had outside this summer. Great idea huh? Well, for some strange reason I decided to pick the biggest one...hey, I gotta get the most value from my $6 right? Hmmmm.

I got the behemoth home and realized it is BIG! I put it in front of my window, but it blocked all the light. So for now it's beside the window and I just hope it will do alright. I named him Sideshow Bob! I'll just have to keep turning him to make sure all of him gets light.






9 comments:

Rosy said...

I think your room is looking nice already, it's got all the lovely pieces that make it lovely. Don't despair, I'm sure you'll get there. In a way, the "dirty floor" has that vintage character. The partition, is that the one you made-over? It's looking so gorgeous, love the fabric and the colour.
Oh, regarding the bottles and jars, I have a habit of keeping jars and bottles from food, coz I give roses to friends in jars (tied with a ribbon for a nice little touch)and I use them as vases here too, so I've got a whole lot of them in the cupboard, all shapes and sizes.So no, I didn't have to hunt for them.

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Kelli,

Love the outside room. I can just imagine you laying on the day bed with that little munchkin jumping on you. Hope you get plenty of use out of it.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Lori said...

Kelli
hi I just spent about 35 minutes gazing over your posts and am not done! what a fabulous site fullof wonderful ideas and beautiful things you've redone! Gosh my hand is shakeing wanting to pick up a spray can! I have been so inspired today! You will be added to my sidebar cause I don't want to miss a thing!!! Lori

Becky said...

Burn my retinas, lol, I think not.
I can see what you are going for and I think it will be the coziest haven ever. You and hubby and dolly girl will enjoy many days and nights there.
Very pretty color choices!
Becky

Pink Slippers said...

Love the room and yes I can picture it. That sounds like our home. Hubby and I trying to get a little snuggle time and all the kids think we are sitting there because we want them to jump all over us. NOT!! LOL. Wendy

PAINT MINE PINK said...

ohmygosh i just about wet myself when i got to the photo of Sideshow Bob ! Thats hysterical Kelli! What a classic.

Oh im luvin your porch. I painted the floor of ours mint green and it only looked clean for that one day. Drives me insane, LOL.
Yours is just so so pretty and the day bed is beautiful.

Hugs, Shann x

p.s have you entered the giveaway at my blog yet???? I cant remember if i saw your name there...anyway pop over if you havent!

Patricia said...

If you ever figure out how to keep a porch floor clean, please let me know! But the room is looking lovely. Sideshow Bob is quite a find. What a great idea to sell the plants we don't have room for.
Really enjoyed your blog, lots of inspiration. I'll be sure to return.

Pat
www.patriciarose-apotpourri.com

Shabby Vintage dreams said...

Your outside room looks Gorgeous!!AWWW I LOVE your furn what a pick up!! Looks great there!!
Hugs
mandii

Kerryanne English said...

It's me again Kelli...I tagged you today so if you have time, pop on over to my blog for the details.
Hugs,
Kerryanne