Friday, September 23, 2011

Paint It Black


I'm so excited to reveal this week's projects--both of them being transformations with black paint.

It all started when I found this outdoor stripe fabric at the local fabric wholesale house. It was such a deal, but didn't exactly look good on the outdoor wicker furniture.
When in doubt, paint it black!

Before, the set had neutral tan fabric, which after 5 years was looking a little tattered and tired.
The squirrels had even decided to bury their nuts in one of the cushions!

So, David, the upholsterer took the cushions to be recovered...

...While Bob, the Painter spray painted the furniture with good ole black Rustoleum!

This morning, the new cushions were delivered, and I am so pleased!
It's a brand new look! I love how the green stripe cushions look with the black wicker, even the old rust monogrammed pillows are ok.

David also slipcovered the chaise cushions, so it all works together.


I'm having a garden tea for 60 ladies in a few weeks. After years of neglecting my backyard, it is time to make a few improvements!


This afternoon, I sat outside enjoying the new furniture.

Dexter joined me and took up his favorite spot on the sofa...

...while Butter explored the new set-up!

Stay tuned tomorrow for part two of the "Paint It Black" reveal....



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23 comments:

Mona Kay at Blissfully Refurbished said...

Wow, the black looks stunning!! Your outside sitting area is just gorgeous....can't wait for the next reveal!

once in a blue moon said...

its wild kingdom back there! love from the feather to the fur, such a tranquil setting~

Kathysue said...

Oh Delores It looks amazing!!! Love, love it!!! It looks as if it was always that way, it is just meant to be. Great decision!!! Looking forward to all your special touches that you will be adding in the upcoming weeks. YOur yard always looks amazing so I can not imagine how it could improve, but I know you have something up your sleeves!! xo Kathysue

On Crooked Creek said...

Delores,
WoW! What a transformation! Black, white and green are one of my favorite color combinations. The green and white just speak peace and tranquility to me. Those rust and the paisley pillows are great Autumnal accents...especially with the on~coming of Fall. Your ladies will we pampered, indeed!
Fondly,
Pat

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Sometimes I see a posting and I am speechless. This is one of those times. What an ideal spot and I heart that fabric. Your guest will be very, very lucky to spend the afternoon in your back yard. Can't wait to see the rest. Happy Weekend!

Mary Anne said...

I really love the transformation! Green and black are truly yummy together. So love 'the before and after' pictures. How I would love to be on your guest list. The trouble is, I may not go home! Great job Delores!

Just found out you know my dear friend Joy. . . Have a wonderful weekend in your cosy back yard.

Mary Anne

The Tablescaper said...

You call that a neglected backyard??? You have a beautiful yard, but I do love your new black touches. They really do look wonderful. Everything seems to pop.

- The Tablescaper

Designs By Pinky said...

Seriously??? 60 ladies??? You are a brave woman! What do you do if it rains???? THAT is always my biggest fear! I LOOOOOVE the furniture painted black, it looks fabulous, especially with the green striped cushions. Can't wait to see what else you ahve done!!!! XO, Pinky

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

I love the look of the furniture in black! Very nice! Such a nice update to a really serene setting. Love it!

Really Rainey said...

Beautiful fabric! Looks so cozy... I recovered my cushions this year too and it makes such a huge difference! Can't wait to see what else you had painted black...

Rainey

The enchanted home said...

Absolutely love it!! I am a big big fan of black just about anything, its so rich looking and against all that green, its just spectcaular and looks AMAZING with your new cushions. Enjoy...cannot wait to see part 2!

Becca said...

Wow, a can (or 2) of inexpensive spray paint can make such a huge difference! LOVE the "new" set ... the black look fantastic and so does the fabric you chose! Fabulous!

Sarah said...

The new black set looks stunning. I wouldn't say you garden looks at all neglected. Looks like the perfect spot to relax in a beautiful setting. ~ Sarah

La Vie Quotidienne said...

My this looks great! I love the black, it really makes everything 'pop'. Good luck with your tea, I am sure it will be wonderful.(-:

Victoria said...

It looks great, Delores. Enjoy it.
Best...Victoria

for the love of a house said...

love the black! it looks fabulous, and love the puppy and kitty accessories;)

happy weekend!
joan

Rettabug said...

Fantastic transformation! I ♥ the shot of Dexter, flat out on his back. He obviously approves! LOL

Jennifer said...

Looks amazing! So happy to see someone using my "can't do without" favorite....black rustoleum.

Lizabeth said...

Looks really great! I have some green furniture and I've thought about adding black and white striped cushions! This give me incentive!
Paint it Black reminds me of the Rolling Stones song, now it's in my head!!

Anonymous said...

I loved your neutral outdoor furniture, but now I love the black and green :-) I adore your fountain and almost missed seeing the bird! An outdoor tea...could you make it for 61? 8-) I'll be looking forward to pictures and details. Thanks for a fabulous blog.

Theresa Strickland said...

Love the new black. I think black makes everything look bigger and deeper. I would continue with the table and black wash all of the wood. Would look great.
Theresa

Bonnie said...

VERY PRETTY! I know your garden tea will be lovely. Hope you will take pictures and share with us.

Marlis said...

Love love love the black wicker.. and the stripe is wonderful. Green is such a great color for outside. We neglected our yard this whole heat-laden summer so now that we are entertaining this next Saturday.. full steam ahead with spruce ups.. Best of luck with yours.. xo marlis

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