Thursday, June 9, 2011


Today I painted.  I have been looking for a table to sit in front of the swing..and so far nothing I liked..
Today..there it was just sitting in the corner of the patio with a big fern on it...getting rusty.  I removed the fern to a cozy corner under the evergreen tree in the corner of our yard...and got out the white spray paint. 


It works just fine and I didn't spend a dime.  I always have white spray paint around....
Needs a different table's getting dark outside.
Hmmm...maybe a pretty round tray??  or...
That doily just doesn't do it.  Yuk!'s coming off!  I'll think of something.

This poor old bench was out under a tree and not in great shape.  I bought it many years ago and it was old after a scrub job and a paint job...extra seating on the patio.  (Don't look to's battered and broken..but strong.
Mele is arguing with me about something in the background...I think she is inviting me to play because I see she has her little toy with her..."sorry Mele, no time, maybe later!"  :)

Yep...I like it.  (How I wish the patio deck was finished..but it just cannot be helped. 
(Graduation party preparations are what's happening here for two Grandchildren.)

What a busy day it was.  (maybe I can find another rug or something to cover that concrete...shoot!)

I did a bit of visiting today and found many are doing the same thing I am...fluffing the outside pillows...or in.
I really do enjoy playing in the's not work to me. 

Retirement is better then I dreamed it would be.  Different..but really nice.  I used to dream of days when all I had to do was putter around the yard and's wonderful~!!



  1. You made short work of that table! I am impressed. Is spray painting really that easy? Did you do the underneath? The bench is lovely too and begging for me to sit on it! It's wonderful having a garden to bask about in, isn't it!

  2. Wishing you many more happy projects; That table and bench look super. There is ssomething about white that spells comfort.

  3. Such a super post, Mona! I am so happy to know you're able to enjoy life to the full once again after the months of worry and stress associated with Sandra's illness. You have such a good eye for finding exactly the perfect thing to complement whatever look you are trying to achieve. Once again, you've hit on a winner here! I LOVE both your bench and your table and the peek at your garden in the background was such a treat! Your home is really a work of LOVE!!!

    Big hug,
    Des xoxo

  4. I have a bench sitting out in the yard that must look like the before picture of yours. Nobody wants to sit on it as it's a mess. I wasn't sure what to do with it but now I do, thanks to you. Your table and bench turned out just right. Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Very pretty.

    What? No time for Mele? Oh come on, just one run around the yard. (o:

    Happy Weekend & Hugs

  6. Rachel said:

    Puttering around YOUR beautiful yard and garden would be a treat for anyone! I always enjoy seeing all the lovely creations you've installed, and they're somehow magically always exactly to my taste.

    Hope the weekend's WONDERFUL for you AND the GRAD!!


  7. You do know how to spray paint! Looks great!

    Have a great day!

  8. Hey that looks really good Mona!
    Your outdoor patio area is so pretty and so inviting, I just love it!
    sounds like you've got a lot on your plate right now for being retired! LOL.
    Hugs friend,

  9. So pretty! I love the bench and with all the cute outdoor rugs in places like Wal-Mart or Target, I bet you could find something to go under it if you wanted. But I like it just like it is. I'm so jealous because I'm ready to call it quits and retire, only I have about 7 more years and then I might even have to work a little longer. I feel a bit like your bench...battered and broken, but strong..I wish a quick paint job would revive me!

  10. Looking good, now when the patio is done, you just have to move the furniture.

  11. It's lovely that your projects bring you such joy. I continue to be impressed with your resourcefulness and creativity.


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