Normally I love neutrals, but I was feeling like my patio was looking kind of blah.
A summer patio should have a sense of fun to it.
So how to add a little color, but not spend (almost) any money?
(my cuties in the background are getting ready for a squirt gun battle)
We've had some big thunderstorms this summer and the strong winds broke some of my pretty nick nacks I had sitting outside.
So I gathered some metal items from around the house to use on the patio.
Hopefully they will stay intact in a storm.
I sprayed them all with Rustoliem in aqua.
It was really bright. I was kinda horrified!
So I grabbed some sandpaper and sanded the heck out of them.
Ah, much better! Much more me.
Spraying all the pieces the same color unifies them and sanding them gives them the vintage look I love.
We have this fabulous cloche my son gave me for Christmas a couple of years ago.
I did get his permission before I painted it. :)
This birdcage was originally dark green, but when I sanded it the brown metal shows through.
The small finial was cream and the larger one was brown.
The difference between the shades of aqua really surprised me.
It is much lighter on the finial that was cream underneath.
Which sounds like it should be obvious, but spray paint usually covers pretty good and I wasn't expecting such a difference.
Do you want to see more?
I'm going to show you the whole patio in my next post...... :)