Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Miz Lazy Signing in Here

Ok, now what is up Miz Lazy Bones Annette?   My goodness I thought-- oh my I haven't blogged and I know it is summer and we get so busy doing things and little projects before it gets so rip blazing hot outside.  Sometimes Hubby and I think why do we give ourselves so many projects?  We are retired and thought we were relaxed retired.   Right now he is in the back garage/shop finishing a little project for me.   This one was a total accident.  A great one and will have pics of it soon.  I know when some see it you will say what is she thinking ?  BUT no one will see it except y'all and us.   Can't wait to show you, a happy accident I guess you would say.

Now we ordered some Adirondack chairs on line.  We looked at some sort of like them and they were $499 each.  I thought I don't want to spend that for some chairs that will sit out in the sun and weather.   We got them in, they were stained and I thought well that won't do for our patio.    So spray paint world here we came.   Yellow and Turquoise were the lucky colors.    I had painted an outside rug a couple of three years ago and just wanted something to go with it.  It does have a few Jewel footprints on it.  Seems like she liked the turquoise paint and branded the rug and patio with her little footprints.  

The chairs came in pieces and many pieces I might add.  I used liquid sander and some of the chair is turquoise and some is yellow.  They recline and have a foot stool that pull out.   I even wore a mask with this project.   I don't want to be brain dead from the fumes.  

I got those painted, sprayed some polyurethane on them and Hubby put them together.  We spray painted outside pots and spiffed them up and even bought a cut little table at Garden Ridge and repainted it.  Man alive it didn't move in our back yard it got sprayed a color.  


Pictures please Annette:


 
Have some fabric ordered to cover the cushions for the newly painted old patio chairs.  They were standing still so zip zap they got painted.    The little yellow and  turquoise stools now little tables.  They were some stools I had left over from photography days.  They were brown and very useful at the time and I used them a lot from the photography days. I thought they needed a new lease on life.   So tadaaaaa   little tables. 

 
Even the garden trellis got a coat of paint.  This is a pic also of the rug, it has resisted several bad hail storms and lots of sun and snow but still perking along.  This rug must weigh a million pounds and only once blew up one corner with our winds.  It has one coat of kilz and two gallons of yellow paint. 

 
Fresh painted table also.  


 
Now you can see at the top of the pic the stand alone flower bed which is where my faerie garden is. 
 
 
 
Had to show some of the flowers we get to see and we have planted 11 trees after we got here and the two bigger ones were here and have grown like weeds.   Our water is so hard that if anything survives it we plant more of it.   Tough little trees.
 
Now we have several other projects going and I have been Crazy Quilting also.     I am also a member of a group called Crazy Quilt Divas on FB and they are doing a round robin where we make 6 naked blocks and mail them off and each of the 6 players in our group embellish one block that we have pieced together.  Then we get all 6 of our blocks back and they are embellished to each artists taste.  I did 6 blocks of faeries, who would have thought that? The blocks are 6 1/2 by 6 1/2. 
 
This is the first block that I did of Mary Beards in Austin , Texas.   A fellow Texan and very talented.   I forgot to take a pic before I started putting lace on but I bet you get the picture of a naked block.
 
 
 

 
The block after I embellished it.  I had found a pin at an estate sale and thought it would be perfect for this block..
 
 
One more July piece I have created.. Not sure what this one is going to be but she is ready maybe to be a purse?  
 
Now even the sun room is getting a make over.  The Martha Stewart wonderful chair and foot stool even got painted white.  Shuuuuuu don't tell her we painted it.   It has a new run in there, I did mess up and yes I admit a mess up.  The rug is perfect but cotton so I am spraying scotch guard on it hope that helps.  Pics later don't want y'all to have overload here.    
 
There you go what I have been doing, well not all of it but some of what I have been doing for July.   Thanks for stopping by and seeing what is going on in my world.
 
OXXOXO
Annette
 
 
 
 

6 comments:

  1. Summertime is a hard time to blog, I know! Love your back porch and love your gorgeous creation!

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  2. WOW- girlfriend! Have you and the mister ever been busy!! I love the yellow and turquoise together- perfect choices with all the Terra-cotta they go Perfect!! I LOVE your rug! You painted that? What kind of paints - can't believe it stands up to all of that crazy weather! And I adore that table between the Adirondack chairs! Do you know we live only about 3 hours from the Adirondacks? Simply gorgeous there- if you and Eldon ever make it this far East- beautiful place to visit!! hint hint ")
    Nice work on your round robin piece- look forward to more!!
    Oh, I love that trellis too!! Your yard is absolutely beautiful! Looks large enough for a visiting trailer to pull into for a day or two! LOL
    Hugs to you sweetie xoxo

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    1. Yes we have room for a visiting trailer anytime my dear. I used just latex house paint and maybe even just for indoors, didn't think about outside paint lol

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  3. Dear Annette your patio is lovely, a great place to spend relaxing time, love your wonderful crazy quilt pieces, so beautifully made, the weather is so hot here now so not much energy to make anything.
    Hugs Anni

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    1. Thanks Anni, it is peaceful and stays in the shade until about 1 or 1:30 in the afternoon. Makes it nice. I know about the heat is is toasty this week 99 and 100's but Monday 80 our crazy weather. lol

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  4. Annette, I love the colors you chose for your chairs. Just gorgeous, and I also have table envy. Those little tables are just adorable. Everything looks so pretty, I'm sure you're going to enjoy the patio, even with the heat.

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