Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sprucing Up!

In preparation for Dave's Big Birthday Bash next weekend, we've been sprucing up the backyard/deck.
I of course started with flowers, I'd fallen in love with these wine barrel planters I saw all over Napa and San Fran then I remembered seeing them at TJ Maxx and was SO happy they were still there weeks later when I finally pulled the trigger!

I also got the cute little candle lantern at TJ for a whopping $6!

Check out the inspiration pics:

Not to toot my own horn, but I like mine better! Hell yeah! Self-High-Five!

Anyways, we also painted the garage, the same color it was before... but now it doesn't look as ghetto.
I also added a few flowers and a Pink Hibiscus to the front porch planter! I LOVE Hibiscus flowers! I was so happy when this baby was only $7 at Lowes! Sold!

Going in for the close up:

And we're working on this little diy to add more light to the backyard.

I'll show finished pics when they're all hung up, I'm working on drinking 2 more bottles so we can have enough... it's a rough life I live.


Katie said...

Lol! I am in love with that cool lighting idea!

Patti said...

The plants look great, Tine! And Tex makes those wine bottle planters. He might have some helpful tips! Miss ya, friend.

PinkSass said...

Love that lighting idea so much!

melissa said...

Drinking wine? That's the kind of home improvement I can get behind! Love your planters!

Jodie said...

I can't wait to see your finished project... looks so neat!

Julia Miggins said...

Can't wait for the Par-tay! Got someone to cover my shift so be expectin me!

Anna Elder said...

looks like it's looking good over there! i love the big plant you planted. i thought your comment about your 3rd anniversary was funny. i say the same thing to matt except 5 year and 5 carats. but i'd take 3 as well! :)