Monday, April 2, 2012

Caterpillars are blooming into butterflies...

Spring cleaning, is all we did this weekend, we have prepared our outdoors for fun fun fun! 
My porch is ready for a party and I am excited to show you how it turned out!

Remember when we bought this from the goodwill for $100.00, wasn't it nice of them to throw in the pillows, even though they didn't come with the furniture.


After it was painted this is how we were sitting on the furniture for almost 2 yrs! Very embarrassing. But that was all we had. We bought cushions last summer but returned them, cause it just wasn't the look that we were going for, so we were back to square one.

So this weekend was the weekend for getting the outside areas ready for spring.
Gutter cleaning, mowing, planting flowers and of course always hot gluing some stuff together.

Check out my rooftop photos!














I had never been up there before , so I really didn't know what to do!












My husband made bricks. Yes, bricks. 
You will have to ask him how he made them, I was at church, but he made them. 
He make me so proud.

We used them to border out the flowerbed.




It is going to look a whole lot better when the green grass grow back, against the bricks.

With all the roof top action..
 With all the brick laying.....
With all the mowing...........

We were so happy to retreat to our new porch!


Look like it was ripped from a magazine huh?
I know I LOVE IT!!!
I didn't think that it would turn out like it did, but here it is.

It started with this lantern, that I broke.
I love it and didn't want to throw it away, so I got my twine that I had left over and got to wrapping it and hot glueing it back to life.



It was all down up hill from there.
I went to Lowe's and found this rope that I used to hang my sheers, around the room and I used the same twine from the lantern to pull them together.

I even left the rope hanging like that, just for the beauty of it.

Accessorizing isn't just for indoors...





I found this cute tool box at one of my favorite places for $2.00. 
It was here and there never really had a home until now, so when it rain, I can just pick this up and carry my reads in the house, no problem.

You maybe wondering what I am up to now....

Well, you should already know!!


Simone 

19 comments:

  1. Wow what a beautiful creative gift to share with us. Thanks for making the plain and simple evolve to be simply wonderful. I love it and thank God for giving you a creative eye. ;)

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  2. GORGEOUS!!!!

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  3. Christie-Ann BissoonApril 2, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Love it Simone!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Omg this is amazing I love it

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  5. Very calm and beautiful!

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  6. BEAUTIFUL JUST BEAUTIFUL

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  7. Ja'Mecca DavenportApril 2, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    ITS BEAUTIFUL AND COZY ALL AT ONCE. I LOVE IT!!

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  8. Shaundra FountainApril 2, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    This is amazing!!! Please invite me to the party!

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  9. Cynthia WilliamsApril 2, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Beautiful Simone

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  10. Cynthia WilliamsApril 2, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Beautiful Simone

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  11. Yesss.....it looks beautiful...soooooo ready to chill out there lolll

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  12. Melanie ChandlerApril 2, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    LOVE IT SIMONE!

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  13. Airrial AG GatesApril 3, 2012 at 4:56 AM

    wow!!!!!!!!!!! lovely

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  14. This BEAUTIFUL!!! OMG!!!

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  15. I love it!!!! Great post friend!!! You did your thang with the porch!

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  16. jessica CampbellApril 3, 2012 at 5:53 AM

    This was beautiful!!!! I wish I had two creative bones in my body but alas, I have none! :-(

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  17. Always ready to drop a line for "SENSATIONAL SIMONE" keep up the great work and we love what u do! We love yall!

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  18. Simone, you are quite the desiger, love it!

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  19. Demetria BurkhalterApril 23, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    This is soooooo pretty Simone.

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