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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Making A New Garden Room

I have been working on a new look for one of the areas of my garden. It is too late in the season for me to be able to cut any new beds (and I am pretty sure my Bob would have a fit if I added any more right now) lol....so....I am bored with the way things are looking.

For a while now I have been working on an area that we will be putting a patio set. I have been hauling and pouring cement in my cement cobble stone mould. This project will be a future blog post, but not until I have finished it. The area in question for today's post is the one on the left, in the far corner of the fence beside/behind the bench.
I have a plan for this area in my head, and I am starting to see it come together. Stop peaking at the stones...lol

Now, what's a brand new patio, with a (not yet purchased) patio table and chairs complete with a fabulous umbrella, without some embellishment? yea...that's what I think too...NOTHING!!!

This new "room" needs something more than just flowers, and a grapevine...it needs ACCESSORIES! And that is just what it will have.

I picked up three little shelves at a garage sale on the weekend for a dollar each. They even came with the brackets! I haven't decided what color to paint them , or even if I will...but I hung them today.

Shelves alone are boring...so I searched for something to put on them...Oh...I have lots of little nick Knacks that I could use...but what if they fall down and break? None of the things that I looked at around my greenhouse or home would work. hmmmmm..."Think Toots...THINK!" (you know it's bad when I am even referring to myself in real life as Toots! lol)

I KARAMBA!!!! I'VE GOT IT! (No...I don't really talk like that!)

Have you ever purchased something, and loved it...used it in your home and gotten tired of it? (of course you have...this is the RMS group..lol) Well I have some tin tea pots that I love still, and am not willing to give away or sell in a garage sale yet, but don't really want to see in my house again. I will go dig them out! Now where did I put them?
Here they are! They are PERFECT for outside. Even if they fall, they will not break! Don't they look great on here? This "room " is starting to shape up!
See the little china tea cup? Don't worry it won't fall off...it has a screw going through it to hold it on the shelf....I drilled it years ago to make a cup on a stick...but the stick went missing. It is the very first one I made...and it was from a china set my grandmother had years ago.
Does anyone know what the ceramic jar thingy is that I have hanging on the hook? I bought it at that garage sale too...just 'cause I liked it. I have NO idea what it is for...lolI will probably find some more to add to this arrangement...but for today, it looks just fine to me! What do you think? Should I paint the shelves? Or should I just leave well enough alone? I don't mind the green ones...
Sorry about the close ups...but I didn't want to give away the surprise of the rest of the project that has yet to be finished...I am so excited! Heck this project didn't take as long to do as it did to blog! 15 minutes tops...and I got to use my cordless drill!

I can't wait to show you the patio. ....soon...hopefully soon.

I have been working on some rather involved posts for you all...that is why there are so many "filler" posts being used on my blog. Don't worry...I have not forgotten about the gardening that I am supposed to be discussing...But...this sort of counts...it is decorating a garden room...right?