Sunday, June 13, 2010

~IT'S ALL ABOUT ..RED~

I thought I would join Susan @ BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH for some interesting and inspiring before's and after's!


What a busy weekend! Actually, what a busy week the entire last week was. I find myself wondering how I ever found time to clean, cook, wash, iron and work a full time job at a hospital all those years.

Now I'm retired...and still just as busy but it's different. Things actually do get done! It's nice.

I became highly motivated to paint my little bistro set on my front porch when I saw Cindy's at Applestone Cottage...

For me..it's all about color!

This is what it has looked like for years...then I fell in love with Cindy's and well...you KNOW how we are here in blogland...

We just get inspired all to pieces...


Yes, I ran out of the Colonial Red paint..but it's not far from the store and tomorrow..I will talk Mr. Wonderful into picking me up a couple of cans...along with the new trash can he has in mind!



I tell you, I LOVE IT! I go out every morning and just sit across from it and ..wonder at the rich red glorious beauty!

Thank's Cindy for the inspiration. Of course the fact that Dawn visit of A Cottage State of Mind did factor in. I wanted it to look pretty for her. Nothing like an honored guest to make us move our feeties!!




So what do you think? Do you like it? :) I hoped that you would!! :)

Love and hugs,
Mona

37 comments:

Anne said...

I really do love how you painted the bistro set red. It pops out more. It matches nicely with the red rug you have. I to get so inspired from all of these bloggers out here in blog land. I recently made some flag banners. They to are popping up on woman's blogs. Your porch looks beautiful and so inviting!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh, Mona! It's gorgeous...so bright and cheerful! I would love looking at it every morning, too! Cindy's porch has us all rethinking our outdoor colors! Happy week! And have fun with Dawn!...hugs...Debbie

Tennis Girl said...

Yes, Mona, I love the red! It is so cheery. I am in the process of doing my vintage glider with red. Love it!
xo
Robin

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Good Morning Mona,
I love it girlfriend!
It's just gorgeous red! Just the perfect punch of color! And all the glorious plants and your charming birdhouses!
Perfect!
Thanks for the sweet comments about my porch too. I think that's what we do, just inspire each other! Now I'm inspired to find some cute birdhouses! (cheap of course) hehe.
Blogging is a wonderful sisterhood!
hugs to you,
Cindy

Theresa said...

Love the red and all your super healthy green plants!

Mimi said...

Your bistro set is adorable all decked out in a nice new coat of cheery red. All the flowers on your porch look so nice and lush...it must be the perfect place to grow them, Mona.

Karen said...

I love it!! Your patio looks so inviting. I just look at mine... through the window in a very air conditioned house. It's 6:45 a.m. and 80 degrees here right now. Ugh!
Have a great day.
Hugs,
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Vera @ Cozy Little Cabin said...

What a very pretty porch! I really like the red - - - but don't think I can use red furniture on my red porch. In fact the whole house is red! But I SO love yours.

And yes - I know all about being inspired by other bloggers - - - isn't it wonderful! Can't wait to see what you do next! Have a great, great week!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Mona....I love it...so pretty! The red really gives it some pizazz! I almost picked up a bistro set on Sat at a garage sale but I was about 1 minute too late. Oh well....it wasn't meant to be I guess. Your porch looks like a very cozy place to relax!~Hugs, Patti

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Mona, I love your bistro table painted red. I love all the flowers around it as well. What a cozy porch to sit on each morning..
hugs ~lynne~

Snappy Di said...

Red on any patio ALWAYS makes me smile. And white wicker furniture too.

Di

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Love it! Makes your whole sitting area just brighten up! Nice touch!

Stacey said...

That looks so nice Mona! Makes me want to paint my patio set red. Red is just wonderful, isn't it?

Atticmag said...

Usually those tables are black, green or lately teal. I think the red looks amazing and it's original. I'd always remember your table and chairs and it looks great on the porch. Hope you'll have time to stop by and see our kitchen. Jane F.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

It looks fabulous in red! I love it!

Balisha said...

What a transformation! I love it, but then you knew I would...I love red too!
Balisha

Vilhelm said...

Very nice ... I like it.
Now that you have time to be cared pensioner all.
A beautiful and relaxing week you want!

Cathy said...

Oh I love it! I adore RED and this is just gorgeous!

I have a little set I have been thinking of painting...I think it will be red! Thanks for the inspiration!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Johanna said...

Yes, it looks good because red is the complementary color to green. Makes your porch cheerful.
Greetings, Johanna

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Well You know how it is with us sweeds and the color red. I do like it a lot that You painted them red!
Have a great day now!
Christer.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I absolutely LOVE the red! It really does brighten things up...including our mood! You must have a green thumb...look at your ferns! Beautiful outdoor space! I would love sitting there with you! ♥

Dena said...

Oh Mona, Mona, Mona!!!! I have a patio set that is nearly identical to yours and I am LOVING the red! Mine has started to fade just a little from the sun hitting it and now I know exactly what I am going to do about it!!! Of course it will have to wait a little bit because I have LOTS to do in the next few weeks, but I can't wait to paint mine!!

Hugs,
Dena

Dawn said...

Your porch was so welcoming Mona! Your whole home was just wonderful! After we left Nick said, "I get it now, that's what you're trying to do to our house!" LOL!

Shelia said...

Yes, ma'am! I love it! What a rich pretty color you choice! I just love all your pretty outside areas. Your flowers are all so gorgeous and if I lived close to you, I would come over and sit and gawk at your lovely little bistro set! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Createology said...

The red is just perfect and such a pop of color against all the green plants. Your seating area looks very inviting. Happy relaxing...

sewingseeds4U said...

What a beautiful transformation. I love that bistro set in red, it looks so inviting.

Marianne@Songbird said...

Yes I like it! I like it very much.
Great project and you chosse a wonderful color. Coordinates with you blog too... :-)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Mona! That is just tooooo yummy! Not just the darling little red set, but the whole entire thing....I'd have to sit out there all day and admire everything...I'd never get anything done. I LOVE IT.

Huggies,
Spencer

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

What a great color - I can't get over the difference. It's just beautiful, and I love all the plants you have. Linda

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

wow, i love it. you really brought it back to life with the red. :)

bj said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE it....just so cheery and bright and perfect for ALL seasons!! Your porch is looking so nice.
I just got home from a weeks vacation and went back thru your posts to catch up a little.
I love all your pretty "finds" from the sales...you always come up with such neat things. I haven't been to a single garage sale this whole summer...not one!!
So glad you got to meet a fellow blogger...:)
xo bj

jaz@octoberfarm said...

wow mona...what a fantastic transformation!!!

Mike said...

It's just so cunning. My heart just goes out to you for all the beautiful work that you create. How do you come up with such inspirational ideas?

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

Your patio is beautiful and I love the red!

linda said...

i love what you did to the bistro set it looks so pretty i know the color well as i have painted an enterment center with it .It is a warm color red and boy does it look so awsome on this set great job all your plants arw wonderful too :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Thanks, Linda! I always answer you here as you do not have a blog to visit. I am so glad you like it. Doing an entire entertainment center would have been a huge job. I had paint ...all over my driveway. I didn't notice as it was beginning to get dark when I got the wild hair to paint...so when I picked up the newspapers...I gasped! Lots of scrubbing with paint remover got most of it..but out driveway...is a wee pink now! :)
Hugs,
Mona

Sonia said...

How pretty that bistro set is with all the plants..the red is so pretty against the green! Great job and inspiration!

Miss Bloomers