Monday Funday

Hey everyone!

Welcome to Monday Funday!

I’m looking forward to checking out all of your awesome projects.

This week I shared how to make some easy and inexpensive Pendant Banner String Lights,

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Outdoor Lighting Dilemmas …help me choose!

  We have had some major house exterior progress in the past couple months!

(Never-mind the open slider and the ladders…I was too lazy to go up and fix those.)

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Monday Funday!

Hey everyone!

So glad you came by for Monday Funday!

This week I posted on how to turn some basic Christmas lights into Pendant Banner Porch Lights!

….I LOVE string lights during the summer, and these are easy and inexpensive!

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DIY Pendant Banner String Lights ….from basic Christmas lights!

We are loving our porch space this summer! Best room in the house for sure!

(that could be because we don’t have AC inside.)

I wanted to show you how I took some basic clearance Christmas lights, and turned them into Pendant Banner Porch Lights.

I LOVE string lights this summer. They are festive, fun and give a lot of light to a space, but they are pretty expensive!

I bought some typical green-chorded Christmas lights years ago, and figured with some paint, they would make good string lights.

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Monday Funday!

Hey everyone!

Thanks for coming by the Monday Funday party!

I hope you all had an awesome holiday weekend!

Welcome to another week of the fantastic Monday Funday Link Party!!  This is a 8 Blog Party where you can share your latest creativity…DIY projects, crafts, and recipes!   You can link up your projects only once and be showcased on all 8 blogs!  Such great exposure for your hard work as well as countless links of inspiration and creativity!

Monday Funday Link Party

 

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Monday Funday

Hey everyone!

Welcome to Monday Funday!

Thanks so much for joining us!

This week was a crazy mess of cleaning the basement and tackling the front porch makeover!

This morning I posted on how I recovered and repainted my patio set for around $12!

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Patio Set Makeover

Hey everyone!

It’s been one wild, social, fun, and very BUSY week here!

Is summer seeming the same for you?

If you’re following me along with my porch makeover, know that I’m basically DONE (thanks to my mom and friend keeping my kids for three days!)

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Monday Funday

Hey all!

Are we really back to the beginning of the week already?

I want summer to last forever! Slow it down!

I finally finished the Painting Stripes on my Front Porch. It took forever, but I love how it turned out!

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Paint Your Porch with Stripes!

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 The stripes are done!

This project took WAY longer than expected….(don’t they all).

Let’s throw some chairs and lights on it and have a party!

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This project took LOTS of scraping, sanding, washing, …and painting.

Pretty sure I hashtagged #willthiseverend on three Instagram photos!

Painting Stripes on the Front Porch with Scotch Blue

Painting stripes was easy.

I simply taped off sections of four boards with Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape, and painted in between them.

Using a higher quality painting tape makes such a difference.

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 In the end, the work was SO worth it!

I used Sherwin Williams Porch and Enamel Paint. I had them mix my house paint at %25 to get a lighter gray, and also had them match my trim paint (Chelsea Gray, and Oxford White by BM in case you’re wondering). I think using lighter color stripes are the way to go on large porches. The pattern makes the impact, but the color is subtle enough to not make the stripes overpowering. I want the color in the porch pillows to not have to compete with the stripes.  I’ve heard really good things about SW Porch and Enamel Paint, and you can often pull their coupons up on your phone to defray the cost. I think I only had to spend around $70 for the paint, and that’s because I choose two colors.

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Don’t look too closely… I’ll be touching up paint spots and scraping window paint for the next 4 years, but it’s good enough to start decorating.

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So there it is!

Stripes complete!

Now to paint porch chairs, cover cushions, hang lighting, make pillows, plant planters, spray paint planters….and the list goes on!

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Here’s an updated pic with decor!

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Linking to:

Miss Mustard SeedMy uncommon Slice of Suburbia,  Coastal Charm,  A Stroll Thru Life,  Savvy Southern Style,  French Country CottageCommon Ground,  Thrifty Decor Chick ,  Funky Junk Interiors,  DIY Show Off,  Home Stories A to Z,  Work it WednesdayCreatively Living,  Tatertotandjello, Inspiration GalleryMy love 2 CreateClassy ClutterI Heart Nap TimeIt all Started with PaintWhimsy WednesdayLive Laugh RoweJennifer RizzoThe Shabby NestTidy Mom , 36TH Avenue,Inspire Me PleaseCreative ConnectionSix Sisters StuffTip JunkieEmbracing ChangeInspire Me TuesdayTwirl and Take a Bow ,Chic on a ShoestringIt’s OverflowingInspire Me MondayThe Handmade Hangout

Monday Funday!

Welcome to the Monday Funday link party.
We are so glad you’re here!
This week I shared how to make some HUGE (and almost free) flower box wall art, at the Summer Celebration Series!
There are some incredible summer projects from 20 different bloggers,
and a Summer link party for you to be part of!

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