Monday, March 7, 2011

Some Dreams Do Come True...

Yeah yeah.. I know.  Melodramatic.  I had to get your attention somehow.  And technically, my dream did come true.

I talked a few weeks ago about being inspired by The Walton's post on painting her front door a bold color.  One of my favorite was the teal door, so I wrote a post called Dreaming of Teal.

Well dream no more baby, I got teal!  Maybe not on my front door, but what I got is a good compromise between me and the hubby.

Sigh.  Mi amor!
I took this chair:


That was originally up here:


And put it here:


Told you I wouldn't leave the chair up there for long!  Guess I'll have to go antique shopping again and find some new decor for that high spot in the living room.

Don't hate on our front yard/landscaping.  That project is for when it gets a little warmer.  Our grass never got established before the cold weather set in so we're having to start over this summer.

I spray painted it with Valspar's Exotic Sea.  Yummy!


The pink flowers were on clearance @ Lowe's for $3.  Every plant I touch dies, so I never spend more than a few bucks on them.  Plus, we might still have a few frosty nights so I don't want to spend a lot of money on plants that are going to die anyways.

I only put on one coat so it would still look old:


I was taking pictures of it when one of my neighbor's walked by.  I tried to pretend like I didn't see her 'cause I felt stupid taking pictures of it.  But she stopped and told me she loved it.  Why thank you!  Now I don't feel like a creep-o taking pictures of my chair!

Just in case you haven't drooled enough:


And this is what my garage looks like right now:



Oops.  Just threw-up in my mouth a little.  That's a LOT!!  My goal is to have them all painted, distressed, and have a coat of poly by Wednesday.  Wish me luck!  I've got a lot to do!

Ok one more.  I can't help it!



Cheers!

42 comments:

  1. How fun! I love it! It turned out so good. It really does bring a pop of color to your front porch, good job! Can't wait to see everything else!

    ReplyDelete
  2. GREAT COLOR. A GREAT JOB... LOOKS GREAT ON YOUR PORCH..

    ReplyDelete
  3. love that color and it just makes your entry such a happy and welcoming place!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love, love, love it!! The pop of color is perfect for your front porch. That's one of my fav colors right now. It's gorgeous! Good luck with your other projects! Looks like your gonna be busy :)
    ~Mary

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love the color! Thanks for linking up!

    ReplyDelete
  6. that color is full of awesomness!!! love it:)

    ReplyDelete
  7. The colour is fantastic, love it! I'm the same with plants, they just die, even cactus!! My hubby thinks I'm odd taking photos for my blog, goodness only knows what the neighbours would say!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I just bought an old chair and thought about painting it turquoise. Youhave totally inspired me! Love your color!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I LOVE the color of the chair! Great job! Just came across your blog and I'm a new follower.

    ReplyDelete
  10. It adds such a pop, what a great color!! Good work!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I am all about a pop of color...it looks great!

    ReplyDelete
  12. it looks beautiful and really pops on your front porch.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. Very pretty! What a nice burst of color for the front of your home. Visiting from BCD.
    Jen

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love the chair and loved the read, you're comical..and now I think I must paint my outside chair teal as well..

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love this fiddle back chair I have been searching craigslist for some but they are hard to find! Love the color! Super cute.
    Love
    Erin@ tatteredtoflattered.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love the teal! Great makeover.
    ~Heidi

    ReplyDelete
  17. Love that chair and the color!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I loved it wood before but I REALLY love it bright! What a perfect accent for Spring!

    ReplyDelete
  19. GORGEOUS chair and color. Love how the flowers compliment it.

    Take care,
    Lisa

    ReplyDelete
  20. LOVE it!! I am leaving right now to get some exotic sea! :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love the color!! Looks great outside with the flowers!

    ReplyDelete
  22. aww so cute, fresh, and fun! Love it!

    Thanks for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. What a great compromise! Why are guys afraid of color anyway? :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. i just love your chair...my favorite shade of blue!
    look...two stacey's posted in a row! hahaha!!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Such a great color! Pretttty sure my Husband would laugh at me if I asked (ok, begged) him if I could paint our front door teal... but oh how I would love too :) I think the chair is a good compromise! AND adorable!!! It's amazing what a small splash of color can do?!?! Great Idea, and super cute blog!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Found your blog through thrilling thursday - Im loving your blog name and the chair is too beautiful for words, love that colour - I'm sure if i was walking by I might have to have a sneaky sit down on your chair :o) Scarlett x

    ReplyDelete
  27. Ahhh this is so stinkin' cute! I'm in love with the color! Thanks for the eye candy.

    becky@ http://rawpotatoes.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  28. Love that chair and the color you chose!! I'm dying to see the update on your moms bar stools. Hurry.. please!! I have the exact same ones. I was originally thinking of doing mine the same color but I have no yellow in my kitchen so I am thinking of doing a cranberry red and then a black on top and then sanding so some of the red pops out.

    Kelly @ twinsmum04@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. This chair looks really cool and it really does give that color pop that you were looking for! And, don't worry about taking photos, if you do it enough you'll get over the feeling stupid part....my photos are lately taken either in my work parking lot or in a public park. I will stage my creations and go at it.

    ReplyDelete
  30. This looks fabulous! I love that pop of teal!

    (I too have a husband that wants to put in his 2 cents as far as decor`! I wish he'd just be like a normal husband and not notice any changes I make around the house!!)

    ReplyDelete
  31. This is great! I am planning to do something like this on my porch this Spring. Fabulous! New blogger from blissimagesandbeyond. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  32. Gorgeous! Love the pop of teal on your front porch! Great compromise!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Love the color and it just pops up there. Nice job.

    ReplyDelete
  34. How cheery! Great idea.

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

    ReplyDelete
  35. Oooo- pretty color! Looks great in teal. And that's a lot of fun stuff waiting in the garage. Thanks for linking up Katie!

    ReplyDelete
  36. I just LOVE your chair. It turned out just GREAT!! I love that color. I will be trying it out soon!
    Amy
    @SistersoftheWildWest.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. Love it!! i'm gonna paint me one!!

    ReplyDelete
  38. I heart this project! So fun, and that pop of color is so unexpected! Thanks for joining my color party. Enjoy.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Perfect color, it looks great on your porch. Now, I am of to check out the rest of your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Woohoo! Look at you! I love this one too! Very pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Great color! Can't wait to see what you do with your garage pieces.

    ReplyDelete

I love all your sweet comments! If you don't hear back from me, make sure your no-reply setting is disabled! I always write back!