Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mini Front Porch Re-do

I have had these purple chairs for years and I've been sick of the purple for a while now.
I finally got around to repainting them. They are going to stay this color forever since they were a pain the ass to paint! My favorite part is the pillows. I had it in my pea brain that I wanted lime green pillows with birds on them. Of course, I could not find them anywhere. I finally found these lime green cushion covers at IKEA for cheap and painted/stenciled the birds on.
Now I just need to get around to pulling out that dead tree that's right smack in the middle of the pictures!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Hose Reel Post

Travis and I have this ongoing argument with the hoses. When I use a hose, I leave it laying on the ground where I used it. Ok. I know that is not what you are supposed to do, but I do it anyway. I don't care if it's on the grass, in the dirt, wherever. I leave it there until I use it again then I drag it to that location and leave it there. It drives Travis NUTS!
This is how Travis does it. He rolls it up in a nice coil and sits it on the dirt. He does this each and every time he uses the hose. Yes this is what you should do, but I don't. I should note, this is exactly opposite of how we do everything else. I am the total OCD person and keep things neat and tidy. Travis not so much.

At the old house we had these cheap plastic hose reels that you rolled up the hose on. When we moved two of them got a crack and we threw them out. I decided we needed a more permanent reel. I saw one in our neighborhood that was posted on 2x4's and my wheels started turning. I headed off to my second happy place, Home Depot, and decided this is what I wanted.
I love how it turned out. We bought a 4x4x8 post and cut it in half. Travis cemented it in the ground about 15". When it dried I painted the posts, then Travis attached the hose reel. It is so easy to use and I actually roll the hose up now. We have two more to put in. Until then...those hoses are laying on the grass.  hee hee.