Friday, May 30, 2014

~DON'T THROW THAT OLD UMBRELLA AWAY~

I nearly did just that!
Seems once I get started it's difficult to stop.  It does drive PH a bit nuts but changing things, creating a different look with paint or material or whatever, is not just a habit..I really do think it either becomes a passion or it doesn't.
I love it when I find that others are often even worse then I am when it comes to changing things..
  PH doesn't like all the
"projects."  It doesn't make sense to him.
But...I don't call him PH (patient husband) for nothing. :)  
It's amazing what you can do with old, sometimes broken things..and what a can of spray paint will do.  Would you believe that I ordered an entire case of spray paint from Home Depot.  Why? ..well...because the color I just LOVE is discontinued.  I nearly paniced.  I tried a different yellow and it didn't work for me.  
So now I have to repaint some things..but in the meantime..until the paint arrives...
:)
....I do have my Apple Green left.

I LOVE bloggers!
Susie @ SHE JUNKS   told me I should not throw out the old umbrella..and described one a woman had decorated with lace.  She didn't have  pictures but was kind enough to try to explain to me the interesting umbrella she had seen.
Of course I don't have the same items to work with as the other woman..but..I did have spray paint and lace tableclothes (old ones not in perfect shape I had collected from garage sales with the intent of removing coffee stains and doing some repairs..so..I fooled around with them..spray painting the bones of the umbrella.
It took a bit.  Some lace went on..some came off..I used straight pins because I want to be able to remove and wash the pieces.
As usual, I forgot to take before pictures.  The bones of this umbrella were found around the corner in the side yard by the fireplace all covered with dust and dirt and cobwebs.  I dragged it out onto the grass and began taking it apart.  The spiders ran.. honest!!

I pulled and pinned and ...

Yikes!  NO!  Too droopy..


I LOVE the green wood! 

...took more pieces off ..put different ones on...NOT an easy task but fun!  NO NO..too low..Nope too droopy.
The temp was 100+ degree's.  
I'm exhausted, my arms ache..but I kept at it.
I don't perspire ..thank God!
I'm done..at least for now (my arms ache!  No..actually they are killing me!!)...

I dug out two old panels I had found on ebay and they matched my color scheme perfectly so down came the lace (I didn't like having them there at all..my GOOD lace panels!)
These were perfect!

DONE!  All pinned in place...I folded and fixed and wore my little self out!!
I'm happy with it ..for now.
Thanks Susie,  for your suggestion and for taking the time to send me all you could remember.  I'm sure this is far from what you saw...but I'm loving it.  :) SO are my neighbors, by the way!  Big hugs for all your help!
I love all of you SO much that add to my life,
Thank you!
Mona

41 comments:

  1. Wow ! I have an old umbrella in my pile headed for the junk and I am rescuing tomorrow ! Your project is wonderful and inspiring, and yes, your husband very patient. See, patience pays off for him and you.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh Mona, so glad that Susie could help you with the umbrella. It looks great. I bet your arms were killing you. I like the wood painted green.
    I have to laugh I did the same thing with a pretty deep blue spray paint.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs
    Mary

    ReplyDelete
  3. i should have thought to say something about not throwing out your old umbrellas too! there are so many ways to use them. i am about to turn my old umbrella frame into a growing trellis for some vines! great job mona!

    ReplyDelete
  4. WOW, that is an awesome idea! Beautiful re-do of that umbrella! I will save that for when one of my umbrellas wear out:) Enjoy your weekend dear Mona! HUGS!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Mona, Your umbrella turned out beautifully. I like the green too. I think it's clever you washed the old cover and now have it to use when you like. You seem like the type of girl who never says never. Sounds as if you were going to make that idea work or else. Love it. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

    ReplyDelete
  6. Just perfect. I am so glad you persevered. Although you arms must be killing you. Who would not want to have tea under that umbrella.
    Hugs kay

    ReplyDelete
  7. Yep, if there is a way, Mona will figure it out. Great idea lady.

    Barbara

    ReplyDelete
  8. What you did is lovely! Yay, for recycling, repurposing and reusing.

    Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi Dear Mona! Oh, look at you! I love this and wasn't that a great idea? Now I was wondering how in the world you got up to those top ribs to pin the lace in place. I guess you used a ladder? Sorry you're so sore but oh, your deck is so pretty! I just love it. Now take some ibuprofen and rest for the entire weekend! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi Dear Mona! Oh, look at you! I love this and wasn't that a great idea? Now I was wondering how in the world you got up to those top ribs to pin the lace in place. I guess you used a ladder? Sorry you're so sore but oh, your deck is so pretty! I just love it. Now take some ibuprofen and rest for the entire weekend! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia

    ReplyDelete
  11. You win the prize Mona for the most beautiful patio/porch ever! I adore all your creativity! Who would not want to come visit right here....it's totally you beautiful girl!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Very creative! I never would have thought to do that. Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi Mona, absolutely genius! So warm and inviting.
    fondly ~lynne~

    ReplyDelete
  14. it came out really beautiful, i like the apple green with the lace...

    ReplyDelete
  15. Mona, your a lady after my own heart. I love this idea and I have used lace tablecloths in many ways too. Tablecloths make the best curtains if you don't want to spend a lot of money. The large ones have a lot of yardage for a little money. Your porch always makes my heart sing and so do you. Our age is about the same are close. I will be 73 in Sept.
    Love you.
    Connie/In

    ReplyDelete
  16. Way to go Mona the umbrella looks great. Have a blessed day. Madeline

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh i love it, it looks amazing. What a great idea. You are so clever.

    ReplyDelete
  18. AWWWW, Sweetpea! It's just charming, and PERFECT. The whole thing is my idea of a perfect place to simply be and DWELL in the dapples and leaves and bright colors.

    And you know, your enthusiasm and energy are a great part of what made him fall in love with you in the first place, and I can see that megawatts and tons are directed into making his home and life beautiful and comfortable. Such a sweet nest for you lovebirds.

    rachel

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hi Mona,
    I love that green! It looks like a perfect place for a ladies only tea. What time do you want us?
    Balisha

    ReplyDelete
  20. the resulting look, is magical!!!!

    and you know how much i love magical!

    but i don't endorse you nearly giving yourself a stroke, continuing with these projects, in such heat!!! really, i don't. stop and continue tomorrow, next time.

    but i also know, that inspiration doesn't just stop-on-command. i know. and the need to just do-a-little-more-now, is strong.

    did i say your outdoor area is magical? yes i did. but i say it again.

    gentle hugs,
    tessa~

    ReplyDelete
  21. and never being 'satisfied,' i ask for evening or night time photos toooooo! please.

    no, not tonight. just rest and enjoy, this weekend.

    wait till i point my dear readers to a wonderful post, about capturing "l'heure bleue" in photos. probably in sunday's post. :-))))

    tessa~

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love that your patio area is so lovely and has lots of shady umbrellas to keep the sun off. You have a knack for making things so lovely. Now, stay out of that heat!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Lovely, just lovely. Everything you do has your touch on it and looks wonderful. But dear Mona, next time pick a cooler day. I hope your arms recover soon!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Now that is darling! Okay, I won't throw away my old umbrella!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love it! I know what you mean ....my arms ached for a week after I did that to the umbrella that I have In the studio! I love that green color that you used, I may just have to copy that color on one of my projects! Hugs, Penny

    ReplyDelete
  26. WoW - beautiful - what a great job. I was thinking that if PH was still holding the signal mirror, his muscles would be quite strong by now and he could have helped when your arms got tired. ha,ha What a lovely job Mona - cool n classic. You continue to stun and surprise me. Have a nice Sunday :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. Wow! As we say here in the south...you turned a sow's ear into a silk purse! It looks great and you can never ever go wrong with green....that is in my book! I bet your poor little arms and neck will be sore today...but you can sit back and enjoy the fruits of your silk purse labors!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Oh WOW! Mona I just flat out love the lace. Just gorgeous. What a wonderful idea. Sorry about the email on my website. The email address is right so I do not know what is up with it. Have a lovely week.

    ReplyDelete
  29. I read this yesterday and just realized I never left a comment! You are so amazing! The idea is great and looks so lovely...just like you! My Jack and your PH have similar feelings about "projects" and I have similar love of spray paint! Have a good, creative week!

    ReplyDelete
  30. That is adorable Mona . . . I am sending your post on to a friend to show her. She is going to a camping event and is decorating her vintage camper. She might like this idea for outdoors . . .

    ReplyDelete
  31. What great repurposing once again, Mona. You surely can turn those great garage sale finds into wonderful decorations with a little helo from friends. Hope you and your arms are feeling better.

    ReplyDelete
  32. that looks AMAZING!! oh my gosh how are your ARMS??!! lOVE YOUR OUTDOOR AREA...ITS SO NICE AND WELCOMING! Looks so relaxing and is so colorful and pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  33. I love your gorgeous patio! It's the kind of place I could spend the whole day, so very beautiful!
    You did a fantastic job on the lace umbrella, too. Super idea!
    New follower,
    Patti

    ReplyDelete
  34. I am greatly weighed down by your opinions for that specific tale. A additional deeper and staged expertise could well be very fine for me
    davia leather
    new game kids
    toko jaket kulit murah di garut
    jaket kulit asli domba
    jaket kulit jakarta
    jaket kulit

    ReplyDelete
  35. Earn Money with PayPal, Now you can earn 300% profit of your investment on every week, Join Now
    AllTimeProfit.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. All Funny and Lols Gag Photos and Videos, funny facts, funny cartoons all Funny planet on lols and Gags
    LolsGag.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. Get Facebook Likes on your fb page, likes on your facebook pictures, followers on your facebook id, shares of your facebook posts, every thing is available here, visit for more details
    www.jobzcorner.com

    ReplyDelete
  38. PayPal Business Website, Join Now and earn with PayPal, Just Invest As Low As $1 and Get 120% Total Profit within 5 Days.
    earningsclub.com

    ReplyDelete
  39. Best Gaming and Add Clicking Website where you can make $100 per Day, Join now
    PaidVerts.com

    ReplyDelete
  40. Earn Money Online without any investment, latest Paid to Click Site with Many types of earnings, Add Clicking, Games and Referrals.
    AdsClickEarning.com

    ReplyDelete
  41. Easy Earning, Playing Games, Earn Money by Just Viewed Some Ads, 10% Referral Commission with Payza, Perfect Money and EgoPay
    AdsClickEarning.com

    ReplyDelete

Thank you SO much for sharing your thoughts! Your comments are very important to me.