Thursday, July 5, 2007

Thoughtful Thursday

We have been working really hard on our backyard. We'd love to live on a lake, but that's just a dream at this moment. We count our blessings, because we have a beautiful boat on a lake about 40 minutes from our home. We've tried to create a haven in our yard. Before hubby and I were married, tomorrow is our 5th year anniversary, he really wasn't into flowers and landscaping...Now watch out, he caught the bug, big time! I wanted Adirondack chairs. We bought plain ones and I stained them white with MINWAX and then painted the flat surfaces with latex paint. I didn't paint the seats a color because of the wear and tear. Dear hubby is going to reinforce the legs and back a little. They weren't the most expensive. Design on a Dime around here folks. Please share your lawn furniture with me or look through catalogs and use a picture as in inspiration for your own furniture. These were my insiration from Country Door. Love that company.

I used a two inch foam brush for the stain and latex paint. A brush did not work well with the stain and I didn't want drag marksof the sides with the paint colors. Here's a tip: when painting a color up to an edge, paint out and over the edge. Don't drag the brush over the edge onto the surface or you will create a drip as if you were wiping your brush on a can or edge. Does that make sense?

Please tell me what your think and I hope you had a blessed 4ht of July.


Tootie said...

Cute, cute, cute! You picked great primary colors! You did a lovely job on them! I love Adirondack chairs. We have the dark green poly ones. I like them b/c they are light and easy to stack and store. They are soooooo comfortable too!
Happy Anniversary to you and Roger!!!

Kelli said...

I love your chairs! So fun and summery, you did a great job!!
Happy Anniversary!


Training Hearts said...

Very creative :)

Have a wonderful Friday!

the feathered nest said...

Your chairs look bright and cheerful. Good job! Happy anniversary!


Anna said...

I like those chairs very much - they look so "sunny" to me. Great job!

Hope you had a wonderful anniversary yesterday?

Best wishes from Germany

Carmen said...

I love it!
You know our anniversary was on the 4th of July!
I hope you two had a great time together on your special day and forever!