On the weekends I like to bring out all sorts of items to make the deck more homey--.rugs, quilts, pillows, magazines-- even my old bathroom closet door ---really, it's behind this table. I hated louvered doors in the bathroom, but I love them as deck accessories. Last year it was bright yellow, this year it's turquoisey blue. (I will have the paint color info at the end of this post)
See the picture frame I showed you yesterday? I decided my summer living room needed some artwork on the walls so I framed a plant.
Actually two plants were framed. I now think the frames are too blah and I should have painted them a bright red or orange.
I had originally planned to paint the white glider green, but decided against it when I realized how much work was involved. It was much easier to just touch it up with white solid stain when we did the lattice last month.
I love how an outdoor rug warms up a seating area.
The hanging basket plant, Silver Shield, is getting a purple flower. Bonus! I had no idea this
fuzzy-foliaged spiller bloomed. I hope it gets tons of blooms because the whole container is pretty boring. See how thickly the grouping of flowers along this area is arranged? There is a reason. One, this side gets the afternoon sun.
Here is the eating/grilling end of the deck, which is quite sparsely planted compared to the living room end.
Saturday Barb from Barb and Dell Designs asked me the color of green paint I used for the picture frames.
I have to thank Cindy from Custom Comforts for finding this fabulous shade of green. In early June I left her a comment about the color she painted some wicker furniture and she was nice enough to email back with this info: " It is a Home Depot Behr Paint called Marsh Fern (410D-4). The card number in the top right corner is 420D and I bought it in the paint plus primer version, so I wouldn't have to prime the furniture first." Knowing the number to look for in the top corner really helped me to find the color quickly. I was touched that Cindy would take the time to give me such detailed info. It was the first time I had visited her blog and she did not know me at all. Thanks again, Cindy!
The blue paint is Sherwin Williams Rapture Blue. Here is the formula: