Monday, August 25, 2008

Out of the Black Box Party

I love reading Joy's blog at Joys of Home. She takes stuff from thrift shops or garage sales and creates the most wonderful treasures out of someone's trash. She uses lots of black spray paint in her transformations...and you can blame her or thank her for many of my black spray paint projects I've posted recently. She has inpired me to see the potential is stuff!
She is hosting a blogging event today. The idea is to post something we've spray painted but not black! I have lots of projects I wanted to do, but it has rained all weekend, so spray painting outside hasn't been possible.
So,
I'm going to show you some pics of the wicker on my screened porch. I have sprayed a total of 6 pieces. The color is Willow by American Accents. The wicker was all different...some from flea markets, some given to me, and some bought at yard sales.

This is the couch and coffee table The couch was white, and the table natural before painting. The little green tool box was bought at a flea market and was already this color.

Here's a former white rocker and in the background a former natural wicker plant stand.

And this piece was brown at one time. I bought the little table at a thrift store, and it was already this color.
It's fun decorating and reviving something with spray paint...I get lots of compliments on my wicker...some people think I bought it that color! And if I get tired of it...I'll just change the color..with spray paint of course!

Please come back by tomorrow....I'm going to post a Decorator's Challenge. I have a frame that orginally had a mirror in it that I got for $1.00 at a garage sale this weekend. I would love to have some input on what to do with it! I'm sure you talented bloggers will have lots of ideas.
Thanks for coming by. Have a great day.

50 comments:

Darlene said...

Ooooo I LOVE your wicker and LOVE the color willow...it is beautiful. So calming and soothing. Great choice! Happy Out of the Black Box Party!

Smilingsal said...

Your porch furniture is pretty AND inviting. I wish I could stop by and visit.

a day in the life of bella said...

That is some gorgeous wicker, so breezy and comfy!!!

I want to see your $1 Mirror now...not 24 hours from now! lol ;) I am like a kid in a candy store when it comes to good finds :)

Bella

Dawn said...

I love your new blog header!! The color you chose is so pretty! I love greens (shhh...don't tell Beverly LOL!). I have never spray painted anything to change the way it looks. Someday I am going out to buy something just so I can be like all of you creative ladies!! I also wish I had a porch. I think they are so pretty decorated like you've done.

take care,
Dawn

Anonymous said...

yep love that wicker in that colour, it looks so inviting, just right for a nice afternoon tea, love it, isn't it amazing how paint changes things and pull things together?

oh and yes I love the blogging world, so great when you have a little dilemma like I had with the screen, thanks for taking the time to comment...

I'd love to stop by your porch too

Sarah

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

ooops that was me!

Sarah

Sue said...

I absolutely LOVE this! My wicker on my porch is white and I've thought about changing it to brown or black but never outside the box!! Now I see how beautiful it can be. Thank you for sharing and thank you for your encouraging words to me.

Gretchen said...

I love your blue porch furniture, especially the chaise lounge. What a perfect place for reading or taking a little nap.

Gretchen

Marie said...

Diane, your furniture is so pretty!!! I wanted all my porch furniture that color but it scared my husband a little bit. lol He okay'd half the furniture in a very similar color. Your hand must have been so tired after all that spraying!!

Melissa Wertz said...

This is very pretty. I love it!

Picket said...

Morning girl..first let me say I love your new background and your header with your beautiful home..oh my word...someone has been playing with the new Fresco effect and it is looking good girl!!!!! lol lol Now you know I have been painting things black lately..I hardly ever spray paint. But your wicker is gorgeous in that color! I love that big ol breezy comfort zone you got going there...hope you have a great week sweetie!

Blanca said...

What a great color. Makes it feel so fresh.

Blanca

cara said...

Beautiful.. makes you want to get a glass of lemonaide and sit awhile~

Cameo said...

So pretty, I love this color. Your furniture looks so relaxing. You are lucky to have such a wonderful escape.

Tricia Anne said...

So pretty and feminine. I love it!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Very nice--the paint really does unify all the pieces.

~ Sarah

Shelia said...

Diane, I'm trying so hard not to covet all your beautiful wicker pieces! That color is divine! I'm loving being out of the black box, well, actually I wasn't really in it but was seeing everyone else's black. What a beautiful porch you have...wish I could come by for tea.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Joy said...

Oh, how I love the color of your beautiful wicker furniture!!! It looks so coastal---like you picked it up from a little beach house and brought it home. Just looking at it makes me feel relaxed.
That color gives it a whole different feel than the color black---less formal and much more inviting.
I love it!

pammiejo said...

Diane - love the new look of your blog! It's fun to play around with those gadgets, isn't it? Also like your wicker. We're adding a new sun porch this fall - am thinking about colors/spray paint/flooring/furniture!!

The Berry's Patch said...

Hi Diane,

It does look like your furniture came that way. Looks great!

Brandee :-)

megan said...

What a nice fresh color. That's a great way to make all those pieces work together. Very inviting!

nikkicrumpet said...

WHOA I didn't even recognize your blog. It's very nice!!! I love the color choice for the wicker...it's such a cheerful color and it looks marvelous. Love the cushions on it too! Have a great Monday!

Elise said...

If that isn't a breath of fresh air, I don't know what is. Wow, I love it!!
Elise

Grandma Faith said...

Your "Florida" room is gorgeous! I never would have guessed you could spray paint wicker. It's raining here today, but I'm heading out to the beach to see if the surf is up. Have a good one.

Brenda Kula said...

I agree that it is a very soothing color. One you can almost stare at and get lost in, like an ocean or body of water. It also lends itself to an antique-type feeling or element. I really like it!
Brenda

Virginia said...

Your porch furniture is very pretty and the color is very soft. Love it!
Have a happy and Bless week, Virginia

ROXY said...

Love the color!! I have a chair that will look great in that color!! Nice and love the blog:)

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Diane, Love the color of your chairs! You did an outstanding paint job on these! :)

~Rhonda

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Oh....LOVE your new blog header too! :)

At Home Redesigns said...

Great pieces and great job spray painting them. Looks very cozy there.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Can I come have some tea there in that lovely spot? OHHHH I would love to just curl up there. Very pretty! Painting is such fun. cherry

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

The color you choose to paint your furniture in is so beautiful!! Great choice!

Bobbie said...

Love that color! I would not have thought of it, but it looks so good! AND.... it appears we are neighbors... I am about 1 hour north of N.O. We got ALOT of rain with Fay yesterday too.

Nancy said...

Hi Diane, I love your new header...the pictures are beautiful. Love the wicker and the color...I have several things to spray paint....I keep putting it off till it cools down a bit. Nancy

A Hint of Home said...

The wicker pieces turned out so well. I love the color.

Kitty Scraps said...

How pretty your porch is! Isn't spray paint a wonderful thing?!?! We've had some rain here too so no painting outside for me. Hopefully that will change soon. You have a very sweet blog, thanks for stopping by!

Jen r. said...

I love the wicker and the color!!! It so pretty! Jen R

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

That turned out beautiful. Love the fabric on the chairs. You have done a beautiful job. Love that spray paint!!
Blessings, Debbie

Mimi Sue said...

Thanks for coming by my blog today. It's so fun getting to know new blogging sisters. I love wicker and your wicker is beautiful. You picked a great color. I'll be back soon. Mimi

Mrs. B said...

Hi there! Your wicker furniture is gorgeous! I love that color you painted it. It's not something I would have thought of but it's so pretty! And it looks so nice with the different fabrics you have too. Great job! Now I'm curious to see your mirror frame!

Nikki said...

All the wicker looks nice in green. Great job pulling it all together.

proudgrits11 said...

Wow, I miss those types of porches from my youth in Florida! So inviting and cozy!! VERY nice job! Thanks for stopping by!!
-Tabitha Roots & Wings

Stephanie said...

I love the color of your wicker! I have to admit, I would have thought "black". But, that's why I love all of you talented ladies - you make me think outside the (black) box!

Thank you for visiting my blog and your sweet comments! You made my day!

momof3azkids said...

This is such a pretty set. What a great color to choose. Thanks for stopping by!

Pat said...

Wow Diane -- your wicker all looks so pretty in this color! It looks so nice with the pink accents, and it does look like it all one set. really nice!

Hugs, Pat

aunties said...

Diane,
The wicker furniture looks so beautiful and charming! I love it! I can't wait to see what you do with your new great find...
Hugs, Beth

Bonnie the Boss said...

Okay, I love the color. So soothing and cool! The chaise looks like s great place to curl up with a good book.

Blissful Nikki said...

love this color you chose. Very original! :)

Home Sweet Hideaway said...

I love the wicker. LOVE it! It makes me want to find wicker & do the same. The color is my FAVORITE - So Beachy & Beautiful!

Angel said...

I didn't even know you could spray paint wicker! Learn something every day!