For the next week or so I will be sharing some ideas of ways you can decorate your outdoor spaces. I am so excited because I LOVE the outdoors and I LOVE to decorate :) The projects I will be sharing are all inexpensive ways to add color and personality to your space. Whether your area is big or small, I have some awesome things that will work for everyone.
On Friday the 21st I will host a linky party where you can share your outdoor spaces! You can link up as many ideas as you want. The more inspiration the better.
IDEA #1: Personalize your space!
Do something to personalize your space. This could be anything from a sign of some kind, to using a piece of furniture that has deep meaning, or using items from a family vacation. Make the space yours! This is easier to do inside because we can use photographs and such. Think of ways to infuse yourself into the outdoors as well.
This is not the project I was planning on kicking this event off with because it is not, shall we say, very glamorous. But it was the project that had ALL the pictures edited so I decided to roll with it.
My kids want to live on a farm. I mean REALLY bad. It is a daily conversation at our house. It is not uncommon to hear “When we live on a farm…” from my boys. I am down with it, but my husband who actually grew up on one isn’t as fond of the idea. So we have chickens. And a big garden. And we pretend :)
I thought I would make a sign. I actually wanted to paint it directly on the back of the garage but I don’t have enough cajones to go beyond the third step on a ladder. So I found an old piece of plywood that was already grey with age. I white washed it and then free handed the lettering. I wanted it to look like a vintage hand painted sign. Old hand painted signs were not perfect. So I made mine a little “off”. I think it gives it character :)
While I was taking pictures the sun kept hiding behind the very dark clouds and then peeking out again. But the ones without the sun came out almost vintage looking. I might even go back and edit some to be sepia. I kind of like it :)
And on a totally unrelated (okay not completely unrelated…) note, here is a picture of our silkie chicken. She cracks me up!
Tomorrow I will share another tip and another project!!!