Home Improvements

As we sit on the patio, awaiting whatever will become of our Friday night, I’m happily checking out my newly painted fish and “coral” that I finished and hung this afternoon.

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I don’t know what it is about looking at a new creation or finished craft that produces a kind of high for me, let’s just say, even though these were gifted items, I’m proud to have given them a new look and its an exciting feeling, like I’m finally getting the decor more like what I want it to be. As we make more improvements, I’ll post more pics.

My goal is to have a comfy place for us and our friends and family to hang out, visit, and feel close to the beach-even if we’re not 😉.  Much more work is to be done but just having the new furniture, a few plants and pics and this newly finished project makes me feel that much closer!

For now, it’s time for a tasty beverage with my man, happy Friday everyone! Be seeing ya later, on the patio!

Work in Progress

So, today I thought I’d share a couple of the decorations I’ve been working on for my patio. Since we have only been in our new house a few months, it has taken me awhile to decide what I want for my patio to look like. My sisters-in-law have been helping me plan and the folks who lived here before us left some nice wall art, so….we decided to make it look like coral. Then my sister-in-law gave me some metal fish that look similar to the metal that will become the coral. Here is a preliminary look at what I have so far.

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So there you have it, before and after, however, the coral needs a second coat and I only have one fish done. That’s ok, there’s always tomorrow! Maybe when the whole patio is done, I’ll post the pics and I’d love to get your feedback. It’s kind of a beachy, tropical theme and I also incorporating flip flops.

In the meantime, I need more paint and some new plants, among other things. It’s coming along though, all in due time. We are working inside the house as well, so….as time and money permit, ya know? This is how I spent one of my free days, and I’m happy with it!