I don’t spend time in places I don’t like….places that don’t relax me.
Would it be fair to say that most of us are like that?  (I sure hope so or I might sound a little rude right now)
I love spending time outside–when it’s picturesque.  We have a great back porch and a nice backyard….nice for eating outside or reading a bit.
Except right now it looks like the Clampett’s live out there.  Or Sanford and Son.
One thing at a time, though.  In all makeovers/re-do’s, I tend to start by adding beauty first.  I know it’s not practical…I should clean it all out, keep what I love, fill in what I need, then switcheroo. 
Can’t do it.  I have to start with adding something I like to look at, that pleases me.  Especially if it’s going to be a work in progress.  And with a 3 year old and a 7 month old, believe me, it’s always in progress.
On to what I did yesterday….with Ava on the back porch with me. 🙂
This is a little table we had at our apartment for our little balcony.  It was the perfect size and I always loved the little rose detail.  Except now I’m kind of over it.  It looks a little forlorn–kind of tired. 
So on a whim…
Isn’t that soooo much better???  I want to spend time at that table, drinking my morning coffee or watching Gray play outside.  We know I’m in serious love with white, but I truly feel like it was the perfect pick-me-up for the set…and it brings out the detail so much more.  Roses are supposed to go with white, right?
You ready for the complicated tutorial??
Grab a cloth and get to cleaning that puppy.
Bubbly support.  Check.
Did I mention you’re going to need a really big cloth?
And here’s the tricky part: Spray paint it white.  Let dry completely.  Spray it again.
Little closeup of the roses…and these great ledgers I got for 50 cents!  So much character, plus I like reading the random notes inside.  It’s funny to think that one day someone could pick up an old notebook of mine and get a little glimpse into what was my life.
Doesn’t it make you want to put a pot of tea on?? (By the way, if any of you wonderful college girls are reading this, doesn’t this remind you of being at Gracie’s tea room?  I want some scones and pink tea asap!)
It goes to show you that you don’t have to spend a lot, and it doesn’t always have to be a complicated project to give your home a fresh look and in the process, lift your spirits as well!
have a great weekend!
–shaunna 🙂
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