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!



 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!

Before Collage

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.


 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.


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.



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!


Here’s an updated pic with decor!


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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Summer Celebration Link Party!

It’s A Summer Celebration LINK PARTY!

We’ve been celebrating summer all week by sharing brand new summer inspired projects. Now, it’s your turn! Link up your summer DIYs, home decor, food, and crafts. Any and all things SUMMER. Don’t have a blog? You can still party with us! Share photos of your summer projects on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #summercelebration

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How to Make Free Flowerbox Wall Art

 Hey everyone!

It’s Summer Celebration time!

This means 20 bloggers are sharing their latest and greatest summer projects in three days

with a link party for EVERYONE on Thursday!


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The Summer Celebration Series Starts Today!

Hey everyone!

I’m so excited to be part of the 2nd Annual Summer Celebration Series this year!

April from House by Hoff and Chelsea from Making Home Base have put together an awesome series of summer projects. It’s three days long and includes 20 bloggers!!!

So get ready for some AWESOME projects!


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Monday Funday

Welcome to Monday Funday! We’re so glad you have joined us at our link party.

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“Must Haves” in My Small Yard.

For the past couple months, we have been working on our yard.

It’s about 1/10 of the size of our last yard, which is sometimes sad, but also easier to fix and maintain.

I posted on our urban garden progress a couple weeks ago, and out firepit area is almost finished, but we still have fencing, a large deck/stairway to demo, a deck to build, and the list goes on and on!

Here are some of my fave outdoor pics for small yards.  You can follow them along on Pinterest.


Lots of “eating seating”.


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