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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

SiT, Stay for awhile

I have some fun projects I would like to Share with you.  So I hope enjoy your stay, and if you don't mind take a Seat on the front porch, and Sip a little Something!~
Our Japanese Maple this year is just beautiful.  When we first bought it three years ago it was very tiny and scrawny!
The purple clematis has taken off very nicely too this year.  The only thing I do to this is trim it down in the winter, I can't believe how fast it grows.
This Jasmine we planted four years ago when we first moved in....again I do very little to it, but trim it. It smells really pretty when you are walking up to the entrance. Now on to some projects.
As you can see a little paint transformation.  My friend gave me this cross as she had no where to put it after she purchased it....well after she saw how I displayed it, she wanted it back...NOTTA happening.....
I also painted the watering can, it was a copper color and I forgot to take the before.  Then I decided I would add some numbers to it. I may have to distress this cross...the more I look at it..I need to rough it up a bit. Next project in order now.....

This was a fun little project on windy day... I still have some yellow paint on my knees from a couple of days ago....anyhow we see these pots with the numbers on them and I thought I would give them a try....I chose the bright yellow because this is on the side of our home where the mailbox is...and we are forever getting other peoples mail, and Dominos never knows where to THERE in your face you can see the address now!~
I used house numbers that you buy in a package at Walmart for I believe $6.00, however you receive 30 of that is pretty good.....I ran out of black spray paint and have to pick up another can so I can finish the bottom of the planters.....that will drive me nuts! Not a far drive if I may add..... 

My $3.00 find at Goodwill today....thought surely there is something I can do with it!
Thanks for stopping by.  I will be linking this post to a few parties for the rest of the week....I THINK I will be taking a break for the rest of the week until my Garage salen partay on be ready gals!~ And thank you all you lovely hosts for hosting these awesome all you gals!

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Blogger Donna said...

I love those yellow pots Debbie.I would never think of such a bright color but it works! Wow, you sure are creative.

May 25, 2010 at 6:33 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Cute, I love your yellow pots! You're so brave with color. You better nail that cross down, your friend might come and take it one night.

I have a chair that I found in the dumpster last week so I'll link up to your party on Sat. although it's not complete yet I need some idea's for it. I'm so thrilled about winning your giveaway!!!!!!!!!!

May 25, 2010 at 6:38 PM  
Blogger Love the Decor! said...

Your front entry is beautiful!!

May 25, 2010 at 6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my! Charming, Debbie! So charming! LOVE the magazine rack and the cross and the plants! AND the planters!

I do NOT want to sit on that porch.

I want to own it!

May 25, 2010 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

The Japanese Maple is so pretty! I love the clematis too. It is such a beautiful color. :)

I really like the cross too. Isn't it amazing what a little paint can do?

May 25, 2010 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Debbie, everything is so pretty. I love all the stuff you painted. Love the numbered pots. I was thinking about doing some, but haven't gotten to it. Your yard looks great!

May 25, 2010 at 6:53 PM  
Blogger GroverFamily said...

Love it! Everything looks great!

May 25, 2010 at 7:01 PM  
Blogger All That Glitters said...

Everything looks so great Debbie! I love the pots! Your yard is beautiful!

May 25, 2010 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Love the yellow pots!! Love the chairs on your porch.

May 25, 2010 at 7:18 PM  
Blogger One Photo said...

Love the yellow pots, numbers on the watering can and all the clever ideas and colors!

May 25, 2010 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Glad to see there is still hope for my Japanese Maple. This was a tough winter up here in Chicago.

Love the yellow pots with the numbers. Too fun and cute. I'm going to have to give something like that a try.

Great entrance, but I would just pull up a rocker, grab a glass and sit for a spell.


May 25, 2010 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Laurie in SC said...

Everything looks lovely, funky and unique! You did a great job as always and, boy, would I have grabbed up that wooden handled stand/rack, too?! Glad you enjoyed your visit to Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, it is an awesome place! TFS!

May 25, 2010 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

You have a superb, welcoming front yard, the Japenese Maple is fantastic. I'm shopping for one this year. The Clematics is beautiful.

May 25, 2010 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Everything looks great, the jasmine really caught my eye-love it!

May 25, 2010 at 7:40 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca@This Present Life said...

Beautiful! It makes me want to come hang out on your porch! Your yard is so colorful. I love it all!

May 25, 2010 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger Home's Where My Heart Is said...

Once again, you leave me impressed with your creativity. You know how to spice things up and it looks great.

Lovely landscaping, by the way.


May 25, 2010 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful bright colors! Love the pots with the numbers, very cute!

May 25, 2010 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger LV said...

I like your ideas for the yellow pots and numbers. Great job. You have a super creative mind and have done so many neat things. I really love all the pretty flowers. Your Jasmine reminds of a turkey.

May 25, 2010 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

First off...I love your photography! Especially the close-up photo of the two #1 pots and the petunias. Then there's the watering can with the address on've given me inspiration to dust off my old watering can and turning it into something useful! Too cute!

May 25, 2010 at 8:15 PM  
Blogger eileeninmd said...

You have such cute ideas and are so creative. Great photos!

May 25, 2010 at 8:21 PM  
Blogger linda said...

i love everything now i have to go to walmart i want those pots with numbers:)

May 25, 2010 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger Peg said...

I love all your projects, especially the yellow pots! The Japanese maple, clematis, and jasmine are beautiful too.

May 25, 2010 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger Becky K. said...

This is a very pleasant post. Lots to look at. I like you clematis. It is so full. And the projects are sweet. I have a few projects on the back burner.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

May 25, 2010 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Oh my...more colorful cuteness! Loving all of your projects and you know how much I love that you paint everything such fun are my color guru!

Love it all!


Enjoy your soooo deserve it!

May 25, 2010 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger Tink *~*~* said...

The smell of jasmine is just the best! Love how you have it climbing.

Tink *~*~*

May 25, 2010 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Love your porch!!
I noticed your shutters cool!
All of your projects are cute. The pots really came out nice and bright and eye catching!

Enjoy your break!


May 25, 2010 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Shugee @ Blue Heron Cottage said...

Debbie, Wow. Wow. Wow. Your Clematis and Japan Maple are stunning! Your front yard has tons of 'curb appeal'. Also, I think your blog is fabulous. I've just discovered from Susan's Outdoor Wednesday.
I'm off to read more. I am loving your sense of humor.:)

May 25, 2010 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

We see you've been busy with spray paint again! Your porch looks great! So do you beautiful flowers!

May 25, 2010 at 9:31 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Debbie, I never think of using color! Unless you figure white is a color. The numbers thing is sooo cool!

May 25, 2010 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Oh I love all that color! Just beautiful!

May 25, 2010 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Isn't Spring so lovely! Especially at your house -- thanks for your very sweet visit to my Spring tabletops.

May 25, 2010 at 9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Debbie, you house decor is as bright and colorful as you are. I absolutely love the yellow pots with the black letters -- so striking. Yes, I would love to sit there and stay a while. The combination of your items draws me in.

You just do not stop, girl. You know -- sometime you're going to sit down and realize that you're really tired (haha). You'll take a five hour nap or something. I admire your stamina and would like to know what vitamins you are taking.

May 25, 2010 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a cute project! Your porches are just lovely-I love all the colors! The jasmine is unreal!!

May 25, 2010 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

Have I told you yet your clematis and jasmine have me drooling! Well they do!!! So beautiful! Love the watering can w/the house number, too cute! Great idea!

May 25, 2010 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

oh i am sooooo jealous .... your clematis is sitting in sun while mine collects raindrops ... i love that cross ... and the pots idea is just too cute!

May 25, 2010 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

You sure have brightened your world in a wonderful way! What a great idea with the clay pots

May 25, 2010 at 10:14 PM  
Blogger Cari said...

You have such a beautiful home!

May 25, 2010 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger concretenprimroses said...

Beautiful garden and fun house numbers! Such long numbers - here in NH we have short numbers, Mine is 25, I just might put them on a pot out front!

May 25, 2010 at 10:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You absolutely amaze me. Those pots are so cute and that watering can is perfect. Your home is gorgeous.

May 25, 2010 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Great ideas and photos!

May 25, 2010 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Hey Deb- Your landscaping looks beautiful!! Love the pots with the numbers and LOVE the cross on your porch,I can see why your friend wants it back(LOL)!!

May 25, 2010 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

I am so in love with those yellow pots!!!! You are so clever! Your plants are beautiful. I have to give this flower thing a try. Yours are so pretty!

May 25, 2010 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger Regina said...

Gorgeous and delightful Debbie.

May 25, 2010 at 11:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Debbie, Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! I love the address #s on the planters and all the beautiful work you've done in your yard. Gorgeous. I have two black rockers on my front porch also. :) Thank you so much for linking this post to Woo Hoo! Wednesday for all of us to enjoy.

May 25, 2010 at 11:38 PM  
Blogger Prior said...

How inviting to all the senses... LOve the numbers on the yellow pots. Lezlee

May 25, 2010 at 11:38 PM  
Blogger Here On Crow Creek said...

Looking good debbie! Your yard is beauuutiful!

May 25, 2010 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger avisiontoremember said...

Love all those pictures :) I have a link party that I would love for you to join. It is on Saturdays at

May 26, 2010 at 12:10 AM  
Blogger FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Debbie, Your porch looks so cute and inviting and that Japenese Maple is beautiful! Your cross looks so awesome and I love how you painted your pots in the bright, cherry yellow, no one will miss your house now! Have a wonderful day!

May 26, 2010 at 12:14 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Fun and fabulous projects!

~Really Rainey~

May 26, 2010 at 12:28 AM  
Blogger kay said...

I love the yellow pots what a great idea! The porch is so comfy I just want to sit and read a book!!

May 26, 2010 at 12:50 AM  
Blogger Housewife Eclectic said...

Love, love the pots. You picked great colors!!

May 26, 2010 at 1:18 AM  
Blogger MarytheKay said...

I'm here from Woo Hoo Wednesday, and I have to say--your blog design is ADORABLE. It's just so friendly and FUN!!!

Also, I really love the yellow number pots. Again--friendly and FUN!

May 26, 2010 at 1:37 AM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

What can I say that hasnt been said?
OK, now I know what to say..
I'll be sitting outside on my BARE front rockers waiting for YOU to pull in the driveway. Then we'll walk to the storage building and yu can choose from among my STUFF, what should go on the porch.Then you work your MAGIC. how does that sound? I'll serve tea and cookies or take you to lexington for some yummy barbeque:) Let me know if this bribe will work..K:)


May 26, 2010 at 5:25 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

You make me want to go outside with cans of spray paint and just paint everything not nailed down! :)

May 26, 2010 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger littlethings1 said...

I love what you did with the cross , all of your projects look just wonderful !

May 26, 2010 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger Charlotte said...

Thank God for inventing spray paint! I used the last of the pink that I painted the candleabra with and painted my chest freezer pink! My husband thought I was crazy, but I was tired of the primer silver he had added to the rust spots!

May 26, 2010 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Great ideas for painting porch items!! Love the numbered pots! Maybe it is just me, but when I first glanced at your jasmine picture, it almost looks like the shape of a rooster!! Or am I losing it....!! I'll be gone all weekend so have a great Memorial Day holiday!!

May 26, 2010 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Haverford House said...

Hi Debbie, everything is beautiful! I love all the colors you used! LOVE the pots - I might have to exchange the ones I got at TJ and get our address instead! Have a great day! ~Marcy

May 26, 2010 at 9:52 AM  
Blogger 1 Funky Woman said...

Great idea with the pots! I think you need to be the spokes person for that yellow paint! Why don't you contact the company and tell them all the things you have painted and maybe you can get your pretty face on one of those cans, or a commercial, lol! I love that yellow, thank you for finding it for all of us!

May 26, 2010 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Velvet Over Steel said...

More Awesome decorating, ideas and pictures, Debbie!! Good luck with your garage sale!
PS. check out It's a local business here that was features on the news here. You can so do this business!!!!!!! :-)

May 26, 2010 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger ~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Debbie, you never ceased to amaze me! I always found myself saying wow every time I visit! You're so creative..

May 26, 2010 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Oh to have a front porch with a rocker... Love your little touches to make it so comfee!

May 26, 2010 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger the cape on the corner said...

love how bright your porches are. those pots are fantastic in bright yellow. great job!

May 26, 2010 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

Debbie it all looks fantastic!!!!

May 26, 2010 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Kelle Dame said...

So beautiful and colorful! I cant wait to get going on our new landscaping! Blisters and mud here I come!

May 26, 2010 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Atticmag said...

I don't have a usable outdoor porch so I'll enjoy yours. Jane F

May 26, 2010 at 1:03 PM  
Blogger Ms. Bake-it said...

Hi Debbie,

I like your new cross and agree with you about distressing it. Your magazine holder has given me an idea for the magazine rack I found a few months ago. I think I will paint mine turquoise and put it on my back patio where I like to read.

~ Tracy

May 26, 2010 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger One Cheap B*tch said...

Your porch is delightful! And I really love your flower pots!


May 26, 2010 at 3:28 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Love your porch! Such personality. Makes me miss my old front porch!

May 26, 2010 at 6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have everything looking so cute and welcoming.

May 26, 2010 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

LOVE those yellow pots! I am new to your blog. Followed a comment at Kims. Saw your were from the Carolinas. I live in Asheville, NC...are you near?

May 26, 2010 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger emptynester3 said...

Love, love, love the flower pots- great way to show your address! Love the watering can method too! Thanks for visiting me!~Nana~

May 26, 2010 at 11:15 PM  
Blogger Donene said...

I love your yellow pots with the house numbers. I think I may have to try this!

May 26, 2010 at 11:31 PM  
Blogger Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Love the little punch of yellow... it really does add so much to the porch.

May 27, 2010 at 12:19 AM  
Blogger Farah said...

Thats great Idea Debb theu look fabolous in yellow..

May 27, 2010 at 4:55 AM  
Blogger People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

As usual - Amazing!!! But those flower pots are sooooooooo cute!!!

May 27, 2010 at 6:30 AM  
Blogger Heather @ Simple Wives said...

I am in LOVE with your yellow pots!!! Oh my goodness, I have to to this for our home. :D

May 27, 2010 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Debbie, I hope you have a great weekend too! Thank you for visiting and leaving your sweet comment on my “Transformation Thursday”; Wicker Pram! I was so excited when I found this wicker pram with the red and white gingham hood and red wheels, I knew, of course, that I had to add red geraniums.

May 27, 2010 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger laterg8r said...

love that you are not afraid of color - genius way to display your addy :D

May 27, 2010 at 12:33 PM  
Blogger GardenOfDaisies said...

Cute porch decor!! The painted pots add such cheerfulness!

May 27, 2010 at 2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a fabulous idea! I love the house numbers on the watering can and I plan on doing that. I got fun watering can for Mother's Day...woohoo love this idea! And your purchase looks wonderful!!!!

May 27, 2010 at 3:23 PM  
Blogger Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Great projects Debbie! In fact, you inspired me to spray paint a pot! I just got done giving it the first coat of glossy red.

Your yard and home are so beautiful.

May 27, 2010 at 4:00 PM  
Blogger Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

What a happy trek up to your doors!!
Your home looks like fun!!
I don't have to drive far to Crazy Town either!
Love the pots project!
Did you get some more spray paint yat to finish the bottoms ;)
Blessings to you, Debbie!

May 27, 2010 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger H said...

Wow! You are so creative! Your whole house must be packed with original pieces! That is so cool!!

May 27, 2010 at 6:38 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I was so happy to see your clematis...mine didn't make it this year...the buds were huge and ready to open any day, I was so excited then one morning...gone, all frozen to death. May I covet yours....however my jasmine did make and I can't wait to smell it...we are a little behind your good weather up here in the NW.

May 27, 2010 at 6:49 PM  
Blogger Olivia said...

OH wow! I am in heaven for the oh so darling pots and watering can! Great job a always! Thank you so much for stopping by!

May 27, 2010 at 7:00 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Hi Debbie
I love your address ideas...I'm going to have to copy it tomorrow. Those bright yellow pots are perfect for our entryway...along with the handpainted pillow and the bench...It should be in interesting look...

Thanks so much for sharing!
Jane (artfully graced)

May 27, 2010 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Viki said...

Love your landscaping. You did a great job on the flower pots, they look so cute. Good S post.

May 27, 2010 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Beautifully colorful S post. Good luck with your yard sale partay!

May 27, 2010 at 8:48 PM  
Anonymous anne maskell said...

everything looks wonderful! great job!

May 27, 2010 at 9:20 PM  
Blogger Becca Ross said...

Your house is so inviting! Thank you for linking up to Home and Family Friday. I hope to see you next week too!


May 27, 2010 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Nadeen said...

What a happy looking and colorful home!

May 27, 2010 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Looks great! We plant a Carolina jasmine at each house we move to. I have ours grow up a trellis. I never thought about it growing up a brick wall.

May 28, 2010 at 12:13 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

What a pretty place! You are so creative... I envy that.

May 28, 2010 at 12:31 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Visiting you from New Friend Friday!

I LOVE your yellow pots! Just so sunny & vibrant!

May 28, 2010 at 7:27 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

:::swooon::: I would LOVE to spent a wamr afternoon hanging out on your beautiful porch!

May 28, 2010 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Debbie, Debbie! You leave me sitting here with my jaw dropped looking at all your cool projects!

Thanks for this fun and interesting stop on my little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's Letter "S"!

I'm hoping to drag Mr. Jenny to an antique mall going out of business later today...fingers crossed I'll have a treasure to link up to your meme!

Thanks for participating in A-T and adding your own unique spin on decorating!


May 28, 2010 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger jeff campbell said...

Debbie...such an eye popping blog and what a nifty post...way the crosses...I have a collection as well...Peace and blessings

May 28, 2010 at 7:53 PM  
Blogger Terra said...

I would like some lemonade and a long evening chat on that porch

May 29, 2010 at 12:25 AM  
Blogger Andy Porter said...

Yay! I get to be comment #100!! That's pretty crazy!! I love what you've done! It really looks so fun and inviting! Thanks so much for joining the porch party on Poppies! It's been a true pleasure!

May 30, 2010 at 1:51 AM  
Blogger Christy said...

Your porch is lovely - I could sit there for hours. But I must move on. I really like the cross - I agree, distress it a little.

May 30, 2010 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful yard with some outstanding flowers and I really love the red maple!!

I adore your yellow pots and everything that you painted that color. After seeing your chairs that you painted in that shade in an earlier post, I painted a few things yellow too. I am waiting until my impatiens and other annuals that I painted fill in a bit more before I post pics.


May 31, 2010 at 6:52 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Wow...what a cheery home! Good for you...I'm inspired!

Have a great Blue Monday!


May 31, 2010 at 8:53 AM  

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