Monday, August 25, 2008

Spray Outside the (Black) Box Party!!!

If you're here from Joys of Home, welcome!!!!

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She's addicted to spray painting things black. Heehee. Her challenge was to show projects painted in other colors (although black or white are OK!)--which I just happened to be working on the very day I found out about this!!!

So. We got this ice cream shop table and chairs as a wedding gift from my parents 6 years ago. It was on our patio in our first apartment and has been with us ever since. It's moved all over the house, inside and out. This is the BEFORE.



Cute enough--but beige?? C'mon now!!

I've always wanted to paint it. And turquoise is my new favorite color.

So far, I've got two chairs done in the turquoise. Two took the whole can so now I've gotta get another can. I may do the others in PINK!!





I did decide on black for the table bottom, just so I can haul it inside when I need an extra, throw on a tablecloth and it won't clash.



And here it is.

Currently, it's on the back patio so now I'll be on the look-out for matching accessories to jazz it up back there. Our yard and patio leave a lot to be desired but this can be my "inspiration piece" to pull together the whole area.

BEFORE again...



And after!



I realized when I previewed this post that I had one napkin horizontal and one vertical...so I took more later, in the evening light! I like this better, anyway, plus I added more accessories.



I was going to spray the wood seats and table-top a different color, but the orange paint I got was a gloss and I didn't like how it went on. Maybe a terra cotta could work better.

Better yet, I'll make cushions and tie them on--the chairs are hard, anyway. For now, these cute napkins at least give you the idea!!





Since fall is approaching and the temps here get bearable in the next two months or so (no kidding), I'm definitely inspired to have a beautiful patio by then!! I'll keep you posted...

Thanks for visiting!! I can't wait to see what everyone else did!!

26 comments:

a day in the life of bella said...

I love it! I am so in love with aqua...now I wish I had a little bistro set so I could spray it that color...we saw several of them on clearance in July but hubby kept saying No...he's such a killjoy ;)

Bella

Reynie said...

Very cute! I love the aqua color!

cara said...

Very Very Cute! I need to find a way to get some Turquoise/Aqua into my house.. I love it!

Joy said...

I said it before and I'll say it again, I like that color for your chairs.
I hope you can find some cute fabric that has the beautiful aqua color, with a touch of the black that's on the table, to make for the cushions.
Hopefully the weather will cool sown a bit so you can enjoy your sweet little set.
I'm so happy that you joined in the party.

Joy said...

I meant to say cool DOWN---I'm not sure what it means to "cool sown" unless that refers to sewing cool cushions for your set.

Tricia Anne said...

What a nice transformation! Your color choices are very nice!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

megan said...

Too cute!! I really like the turquoise. Very bright and inviting!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

That is just so cute and sweet--turquoise is a perfect color for an ice cream table!

~ Sarah

Cameo said...

I love the multi colors. So pretty, bright and fun.

Virginia said...

Happy color. Your chairs and table are soooooo cute!
Blessings, Virginia

Blanca said...

That is just adorable. Great color choice. I am kicking myself now for getting rid of my little bistro chairs.

Blanca

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

GREAT COLOR!!! It looks so awesome!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

So glad you joined joys party so i could find your blog....love the transforamtion and love the blue. cherry

Melissa Wertz said...

I love the color!

Bobbie said...

Beautiful color!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

The table and chairs turned out so good. Love that turquoise, I have seen that color alot lately and I really like it! Beautiful post!
Blessings, Debbie

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

That aqua looks great on the patio set! Great transformation!

Tabi said...

Anytime you want to come be creative in my dull decorated house, you are more than welcome too! Come join in on the fun, tag your it!!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Your bistro set is so pretty in aqua (great color choice).

Manuela

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Gorgeous! And I love the pic with you and Senator McCain! Off topic: Tomorrow I'm posting about how to post a video for "I See What You're Saying." I hope you can join in the fun!

Nikki said...

Love the aqua! Great color choice.

potty mouth mama said...

Wow - I love that! So fresh and bright. I love aqua. Looks fab!

Blissful Nikki said...

I love this because it brings so much life to the space, where before I would have walked right passed it and not even notice it was there!

GREAT job!!

Bonnie the Boss said...

Love the bright!! So fun and very brave of you! I haven't tried any bright colors yet but I plan to.

Vanessa said...

Adorable!!

Home Sweet Hideaway said...

I so very much LOVE the color! I have been doing a lot with turquoise/aqua & apple green. Those colors just make me happy. Do the others in pink!!! I love a little pink thrown into the mix! VERY cute!!