Like New Again

Every Spring I get excited about sitting in my “She-Rest Haven” and love finding little items to decorate with.  I try to change a few items every year just for a bit of a new look.  This year instead of focusing on the small items to place around – I became inspired by a shower curtain I picked up from HomeGoods a few months back.  It was in the clearance aisle marked down to $10.00.  The beautiful bold print caught my eye and I thought it would be great in the gazebo with the nice subtle tones of the greens and blues.

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I figured the bold paisley fabric would make perfect pillow cushions for the Better Homes & Garden outdoor set I purchased a few years ago on sale at Walmart.  The set is still in great condition, however, the seat cushions show wear and are not firm anymore, not to mention the fabric has seen better days.  Two years ago I recovered the back cushions made some floral throw pillows from scrap fabric.

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It held up pretty well, but the seat cushions just bothered me.  I saw how another blogger buddy, Brandi, painted  her cushions because the color had faded and they looked really good.  I thought about doing the same, but mine were just a bit too flimsy and needed stiffening.

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So I bit the bullet and made the decision that it was time to really kick it up and get the cushions reupholstered professionally.   I found the perfect outdoor fabric that complimented the shower curtain fabric and headed to the upholsterer’s home to get started.  A few days later I was picking them up and they look fantastic!

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In fact – I think they look even better than when I first purchased them (especially as for the color scheme of them), here’s the original fabric (booooooring)

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I know…..not that exciting… but hey – I got the set at a fantastic price and it was sturdy.

You feel me?..  besides…. the fun part is always changing it to reflect your style.

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The two colors were blended perfect and I love the new look.   It actually looks and feel like I have a new set.  Ta-daaaahhhhh!!!

 

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So much prettier …..  I wanted to add another twist of color and saw a delicious orange/pink fabic (with these little fish pattern) and thought that would be a fun pop of color.  A bit of tropical blue mixed with some orange crush made a nice contrast for the pillows and kinda reminds me of rainbow sherbert.

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I’m so thrilled about the new look.

Found these dainty tealight chandys at Ross’s Dress for Less for &6.99 ea

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I couldn’t resist the yoga cat I found at AtHome store

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This flower pot was a thrifted item for $1.50

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The little vintage tin I picked up from Goodwill for $1.00 holds decorative napkins.  Mixing old and new items gives a space a bit more character

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I kinda have a secret fettish for collecting these type tins.  They’re so useful in so many different ways and they add a decorative touch around your space.   Here are more of my At Home goodies… (I think I’m about to get hooked on that store)

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and at night it looks even more enchanting..

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Recovering the cushions saved money and I’ll have this set a few more years.  I can’t wait to hang out in here with my besties – just us girls listening to some music, having some sips and dips and simply “chillaxing”.  How’s your  “get ready for Summer” going?  You’ll see me post more about my “Rest Haven” this summer, but in the meantime – as always – “Happy hunting while Thrifting your house into a home!”

Smooches!!

Jamala

 

 

 

“REMINDER” – Garden Contest

The contest is almost over ..just one more week to cast your vote ..  If you haven’t voted yet, please take a few moments to vote  🙂   I really appreciate you taking the time and voting for me.

Hello, hello, hello!!  Friday is here and I’m just like you — “HAPPY”!!   I’m going to make this a quick post and ask for your help. I’ve done a lot of work in my garden and it’s that time of year for the annual Garden Contest hosted by Wingards Nursery.  I entered my Garden Diva Chick two years ago and won  (that really excited me).  Well, I ordered the beautiful head planter and got her just in time and found a beautiful plant to finish her off.   I decided to enter it in the Garden Contest and could use your vote.  It takes four simple steps to vote.  All you have to do is click this link:  log into Facebook, find my planter, click like and that’s it!   See.. so easy.. So, could you take a few seconds help UrvintageGirl win and give me your vote? 🙂   Just in case you missed the post, this is the picture I entered in the contest.

 

 

I think she deserves to win…   don’t you??   On that note – I hope you guys have a very, very, enjoyable weekend and I’ll see you next week!!  Smooches!

 

Garden Contest

Hello, hello, hello!!  Friday is here and I’m just like you — “HAPPY”!!   I’m going to make this a quick post and ask for your help. I’ve done a lot of work in my garden and it’s that time of year for the annual Garden Contest hosted by Wingards Nursery.  I entered my Garden Diva Chick two years ago and won  (that really excited me).  Well, I ordered the beautiful head planter and got her just in time and found a beautiful plant to finish her off.   I decided to enter it in the Garden Contest and could use your vote.  It takes four simple steps to vote.  All you have to do is click this link:  log into Facebook, find my planter, click like and that’s it!   See.. so easy.. So, could you take a few seconds help UrvintageGirl win and give me your vote? 🙂   Just in case you missed the post, this is the picture I entered in the contest.

 

 

I think she deserves to win…   don’t you??   On that note – I hope you guys have a very, very, enjoyable weekend and I’ll see you next week!!  Smooches!

 

A PoP Day

It’s been so dreadfully hot these past few weeks and I’ve just been enjoying the pool at mom’s house… but I decided to finally get a few little items done.  I called it my PoP day.. the Power of Paint.. I spend lots of time lounging in my Rest Haven and look around and see a few things that need sprucing up. Like the big planters.. They’ve been bruised over time and there’s a little vermin running around my yard knocking them over..(I feel like the Bill Murray in CaddyShack – boy do I want to get him)..

 

Of course hubby thought I should throw them away.. Me.. no way.. they’re still standing.. lol.. got a couple of cracks at the top – but all in all.. still worth keeping.. and for $6.00 they look like new

After I picked up this pretty cool pelican from Ross – I thought a touch of gold would do good in the garden

Then I found this old hat buried under some items in the garage and figured.. why not flip it and fill it..

 

Added a few bricks to cover the outer edge pallets and a few more plants around it

I think I like the upside down hat planter..

 

 

I’m still contemplating the iron hens&chick holder… I’d have to take all that apart..soooooo…you know how that goes.. (another day..lol).  Small changes but nice impact for this space.

I love how the sun hits the gold and gives it a glam glow..   Then I had this clay pot.. the worn out look was looking too worn out..

So, for another $3.00 it got a new look

Now I can smile when I look around at these pots again .  🙂

 

 

 

That’s all I could do.. cause BABY!!!! It’s HOT OUT THERE!!!

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Garden Diva Chic

It’s been almost two years ago she became a Diva Chic.. It’s time to redress her.. but here’s a Tuesday throwback from her original look..   She’ll be getting a fresher look this summer.. Enjoy reading about her past

Today I finally decided to go to the nursery with this wire bodice I’ve had for few years.  She sat in my flower bed naked but nice.  I just had a good idea to cover her up with some plants.

I went to Wingard’s Nursey in Lexington because they had a complete potting area and very friendly staff to help with any questions I may have.   The first step was to put coconut fiber all around to hold the dirt.  I added the cordyline plant as the head topper

Next was time to be creative with plants.  I chose succulents and mostly hens&chicks plants because they’re easy to grow and require the least maintenance.

Once the plants were all in, I covered the fiber with spanish moss to complete the look.

This is the finished product of my Diva Chic (named from the hens&chic plants she’s filled with)

Can’t wait to see how she really looks when all the plants begin to really grow..let’s hope her hips don’t spread too much  🙂