Simpatico: Ooooh!! I Forgot to Share!


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Ooooh!! I Forgot to Share!

Back in May I (finally) started working on the outside of my house. Its been a long time coming, and to be honest, not my favorite sort of DIY to do. Working outside is just fraught with hazards for me as I prove over and over again how I lack grace in yard projects and maintenance. But I warriored through and now I shall share during the next couple days what I have slowly been putting together and fixing. :)

I still have more to do, but with a 10 day vacation in Florida coming up, I have had to curtail my spending in favor of more pleasurable things!!

A few weeks ago I found this lovely thing next to the trash. I know, right? It has great bones, just needed some love... Ok, LOTS of love.

But look at how it turned out!! :D

I found the pillows at Goodwill... total of $2. :) They are not water proof, but I am always cautious to put them out only during days that bad weather isn't in the forecast. But honestly, at $2 I can afford to let them be thrown away and purchase more. But ultimately I love the colors as they go well with my shutters, and I am a super cheapskate, so I am conscious of the weather so I don't have to spend more on new pillows!!

I still have many plans for the front area, but as I said funds are at a minimum. So until August, this is how my front area will stay. Although for a total of $2 for pillows, as I had the stain, black spray paint and the sanding materials on hand already, this was a VERY inexpensive addition to my house. Now perhaps another neighbor has a bird bath? wooden shutters? trellis? Just stick it in my yard so I don't have to go through your trash if you'd like!!

But wait until you see what I did with my back area tomorrow!!


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agreeable, likable, being on the same wavelength, congenial, sympathetic, of like mind or temperament, compatible.



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