June 22, 2013

My Courtyard Porch - My New Favourite Thing

I am joining Claudia today for her party at  Mockingbird Hill Cottage with my new favourite thing...My Courtyard Porch.  Okay, first off...courtyard is a little grandiose but I've always wanted a courtyard so I'm sticking to it.  It's actually the bricked square at the end of my driveway but it is fenced in sooooo.

Here's what it looked like yesterday morning.



Sad, peeling, barren.  Not exactly the stuff of dreams.  But this is what it looks like now..





What do you think?  I love it!  I want to sit here in the morning with my coffee and in the evening with a cocktail while I tend to the BBQ.  And I'm not done yet.  I need a little sign here, maybe a rug, definitely a cushion for the silver chair and some "patio lanterns" (my favourite Kim Mitchell song).

Have a seat,  I'll be right out with our margaritas!

Julie

21 comments:

  1. Julie - what a dramatic change. Looks like a very relaxing place to sit and visit, great job!

    Judy

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    1. Thanks Judy - we are going to enjoy it. Shady in the morning..sunny in the afternoon. J

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  2. Very nice! A quick change with a big impact. Enjoy!

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    1. Welcome to my blog. Amazing what a little paint can do! J

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  3. Oh Ya, I will join you,:) so so cozy, looks very inviting......great job, Happy Summer, Francine.

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    1. Wish you were here Francine...the margaritas are in the freezer ;) J

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  4. Oh my goodness, what a wonderful transformation, Julie! Bravo! It looks so welcoming and will be the perfect spot to rest and have a cool drink.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week.

    xo
    Claudia

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    1. Thanks Claudia. Your party is my favourite! J

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    1. Thanks Debra. I find painting very Zen-like. J

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  6. What a sweet little space! I would enjoy drinking my coffee there too :-)

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  7. Amazing Julie! YOu are a wonder with paint and your design style!Perfect little spot for relaxing.

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    1. Thanks Sandy - you'll see it on Tuesday at your party. I finally got my bushes all trimmed and didn't cut any more extension cords ;) J

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  8. Lovely, how about a cute little mat in front of the door and a pretty cushion would be nice too and probably help with a "Hot Seat" on that metal chair.

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    1. Hi Sue - thanks and you are sooo right. It gets very hot out there late afternoon. I definitely need a cushion. J

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  9. You did a great job. I'm all in for the margaritas!

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    1. Thanks Kim - wish you were here...I'd be pouring your drink right now! J

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