Painting the Garden Aqua


This is my last garden related post of this summer... sigh, where did it all go?!  This year has flown by so fast I can hardly remember it.  But I have a lot to show for it as well.

I was feeling frustrated over the lack of progress on my bathroom reno plumbing so I turned all my energy into painting (what else is new?).  This time, I went outside to paint my garden benches.





I love the white, it just brightens the whole thing up.  I also dry brushed the aqua paint over the metal parts and then went back with the white on the flowers.  I think it turned out really well!


I painted flowers onto the storm window I have hanging on my deck.


Here is Maggie supervising the work, as usual.  She loves to be involved!

I  had a couple of old doors kicking around that I decided to use as a privacy screen for now:

The one door had no glass in it, so I cut a piece of lattice down and painted the whole thing.  A little homemade "Herbs" sign gives it a country look.



While working with some old windows, I wound up shattering a pane of glass sending huge shards into my knee and lower leg.  Luckily I was not seriously injured but 12 stitches on my knee and lower leg has prevented me from doing any diy'ing for two weeks...  and now I'm off on vacation for another two weeks.

Hope you all have a wonderful week and I'll catch you later!!


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32 comments:

  1. Your bench is lovely and that painted window really caught my eye! I'm curious how you hung it up. We have vinyl siding and my husband is always afraid to screw anything to it. I also love the doors. I'm sorry your greenhouse roof broke and even sorrier you had to have stitches. Ouch!

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  2. I love the job you've done painting your garden seats. Well done! I love the colours you've used too.

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  3. Oh no! 12 stitches ... diy'ing can be seriously dangerous!

    But I just adore all your projects ... that bench with the aqua and white is stunning! And you are so creative with that door fence and your painting and lattice additions for added privacy ...

    Have a super fabulous vacation! We'll miss you ...

    :)

    Linda

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  4. Ouch!!! Hope you are doing okay, 12 stitches is nothing to sneeze at the cut musy have been a big one!
    I love how you painted the benches and I do think what your did to the flowers are so neat!

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  5. Anne! Woman be careful ;) 12 stitches yikes. I need to move a huge old window myself and now I am scared. That greenhouse is awesome even though it hurt you. What a great idea to put lattice in the door too. Lots of great touches in your garden. Love the benches new look.

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  6. We are so on the same page with color....you're my color sister!

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  7. Love all your garden projects...from the aqua bench to the very amazing door fence...I hope that your are mending well and it does not hinder your activities on your well deserved vacation!!....

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  8. Hi Anne ... so sorry about your accident. Hope you mend quickly. I love the old window greenhouse. Looks like you have some tomatoes. Nice job on the bench especially the technique on the metal. Door fence will be good looking.
    Nice re-purpose.
    Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
    Timeless Treasures

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  9. Love the painting in the door. Until you showed a close up, I thought I was looking through it! I hope you got a tetanus booster shot with those stitches. We junkers need to keep up with those! I am still waiting to see your bathroom reveal - I am sure you are more anxious than I am :>)
    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  10. Ouch! Hope your knee heals soon. Love what you did with the bench.

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  11. This is really fabulous!! You are soooo talented!
    Love the bench, the door,s, the lattice, the greenhouse...
    All in all: NICE!!!!
    Congrats on doing a great job!

    Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com

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  12. Oh dear, and things were going quite well up to that point. Great window/door/fence painting, looks just like you described. Love the 2nd bench with the flowers picked out in white. Take care of you.
    Joy

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  13. Oh, Anne....I hope you are okay! 12 stitches. Yikes! I hope you have a wonderful vacation and heal quickly!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!
    karianne

    PS The turquoise bench looks amazing!

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  14. I love the bench it is just beautiful, great job! I hope the knee heals quickly.

    Cynthia

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  15. Anne, so sorry to hear about your accident. I hope you are feeling better. I love all your projects outdoors, you're always so creative. The bench turned out great, love the color. Hope you have a wonderful vacation. We just got back and had a relaxing time in Lake Tahoe. Can't wait to hear about yours.

    Jody

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  16. How beautiful. I don't know if I would have thought to paint the benches that color, but I love it. I bet your whole garden looks calm and serene.

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  17. What a cool garden! I love your style.

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  18. Anne,
    LOVE your garden bench! That color is so pretty! I hope you are healing after your greenhouse roof broke!I agree DIY can be dangerous!
    xx
    Anne

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  19. WOW, I am so sorry to read that you hurt yourself, Anne, I hope you're healing well and enjoying your time away.
    I love what you've done in your garden, the aqua is so pretty! But you know I love turquoise and aqua, I still mean to use it more in my home.
    Hugs, cindy

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  20. Sorry to hear about the accident with the glass. 12 stitches! Ouch! The outdoor paint projects look great Anne. Have a terrific vacation!

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  21. i love the painted window! beautiful garden!

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  22. Goodness, you've been busy! Good for you! I feel like I've hardly gotten anything done this summer... but school is back in session tomorrow!! :)

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  23. Oh my goodness, your greenhouse is gorgeous!!

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  24. You are so talented! Love the benches and the doors! Such a difference! Maggie looks a lot like my Boo. Is Maggie a Norwegian Forest? She's so pretty. . .

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  25. loving the aqua bench ann -- it is awesome! great job -- your little kitty brings tears to my eyes...she is the image of my little angel Noel...sending hugs to all!

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  26. Oh how I heart aqua!!! I have yard bench at one of the rental sign MD, that could have used you and your aqua paint when I was there ... great idea!!!!

    OUCH about the stitches, hopefully it doesn't interfere with your vacation. :)

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  27. Hey Anne! I'm revisiting this post again because I love that window and I have just been challenged to do a window project with another blogger. Any tips you want to pass on regarding painting a window? Yours is so beautiful!

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  28. I love the color you chose-it really brightens them up and gives them that one of a kind feel!

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  29. So glad you weren't hurt more seriously! Love all your painting projects outside, especially the aqua and white bench. So pretty! Hope you have a good vacation.
    Mary Alice

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  30. Oh no ... I really wasn't expecting your post to end this way. What a perfectly awful way to get two weeks off from work. I'm glad your knew is okay (unless you count the twelve stitches). Your door fence is super!

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  31. Everything looks so charming. But I'm so sorry you injured yourself. Please be careful, dear one. We need you and the inspiration you bring. Blessings.

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  32. UGH 12 stitches! :( but everything looks so nice / you are a creative wonder! :)

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