We even have a little kiddie pool that I fill up and the girls cool off while I blog and we listen to Justin Bieber over and over again (ugh).
Since we spend so much time out there in the summer I have been trying to "decorate" it a little bit. I planted some vegetables and herbs, bought a bright tablecloth, and a new welcome mat (helps keep too much sand from coming in the house).
Yesterday I tackled our sad little outdoor light. I had planned to buy a new one but didn't want to spend a lot of money. To buy one that looks exactly the same runs about 5 bucks. Which isn't bad at all but if I am going to take the time to replace the light I'd rather replace it with something I like. So I decided to just use what I already had...spray paint!!
I forgot a before picture (DOH!) but it was shiny brass with a ton of rust, aka UGH-LY! Here is a picture after I primed it.
And I could not get the glass part off so I covered it up with some paper. Don't you love my fabulous taping job, HAHAHA! It was like an oven in that sun so I slapped that paper up quick!
You can see the rust in this picture...
Next I sprayed it with some ORB (oil rubbed bronze).
Touched up the wood plaque thing with some white paint and voila!!
I think for free it's a nice improvement!! The rust bits kind of look intentional now with the ORB paint.
So now I can enjoy my ice tea while sitting under our umbrella and admire our "new" porch light!
Where do you spend most of your summer days? Do you try to "decorate" your outdoor space?