My Alpine Home

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

New Life for Old Items. . .

Today I stopped by D. I. to find a few glass items.

I needed them for a bridal shower I am throwing for my soon to be new DIL.

Of course, you can’t just leave with what you went for.

I went out into the yard area.  Look what I found.

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Three of these little iron metal thingy’s.  (For lack of a better word.)

Only one of them was marked $1.  The cashier asked me if it was $1 for all three or $1 ea.  I told him that I really didn’t know because only one of them was marked.  He replied, “I’m feeling generous today, you can have them all for $1.  What a bargain!

I decided to stop by Walmart on my way home and pick up some spray paint.

I wasn’t sure what color I wanted to paint them.  Then I spied this. 

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Spray paint in hand I immediately went to work.

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I stuck them here and there for a little pop of color.

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When I was finished I thought, “Hmm, why stop there.”

I have a child’s Adirondack piece that I ordered years ago from Lillian Vernon. 

It was starting to fall apart and hubby wanted me to toss it.

I couldn’t  part with it.  The toddlers always love sitting in it.

A few years ago my cousins hubby refurbished it for me.  He sanded it, but I told him I would paint it.

Why not spray it too?

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I almost forgot to take a before pic.

Here it is half and half.

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As I was spraying it I found that I really liked how It looked with just one coat.  You could see a bit of the sanded area.

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What do you think? 

It found a new home under our pergola.

Just so happens that we have two grandies that are 18 and 22 months old. 

They are going to love this!

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It is just their size.  Don’t you agree?

I am linking this post up with these lovely ladies:

Very Merry Vintage Style for Share the Love Weds.  (I want to thank Mary for featuring my Outdoor Kitchen on her blog.)

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday  (She is doing an awesome GiveAway.  Be sure and check it out.)

The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday (Diann featured my Outdoor Kitchen on her blog this week.  A big thank you to her also.  Notice that she has two nn’s in her name?  My kind of gal!)

21 comments:

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Oh gosh everything looks better with a little paint. Cute, cute. And don't you just love DI. The little chairs are adorable. Little Grands will love them. Such cuteness. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Karie

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Great "thingy" finds! Love the color paint you chose! I think the grands will love their new special spot!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Very cute! Those little fence thingys...little story. My girlfriend was selling some at her Garage sale. I took 1...brought it home and put it outside....then I thought why didn't I get more? But the funny thing was when my girlfriend saw it...she said, where did you get that cute little fence?
BTW, what is DI?

Marsha said...

I love the color. And yes, your little ones will love their new seats.

Kris said...

LOVE it!!!

Mariaelena said...

adorable!!!...so glad you kept them....come on over and visit my blog....
Mariaelena

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Adorable size, shape and color! Those grands will be thrilled to have their own seats!

I'm your newest follower; found you via Kim.

poppilinnstudios said...

What a great find! Love the adirondack chairs too. They look great! Love that spray paint!
-Lynn

Joanne said...

Those chairs are so sweet! make sure to take a picture of them sitting on them little ones grow up soooo fast!
Blessings, Joanne

Eileen @ CottageBeachHouse said...

I adore those adirondacks. They are adorable. good thing you did'nt listen to hubby. Grandies will look adorable in their own little spot!
Love those little fence thingys too! Great color you painted everything.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Love that color, but I really love that you save the little adirondacks. Your grands will think of that as their chair. I know my daughter and nieces think that about some wee furniture at Grammy's house. I think that always makes them feel special.

KAT said...

sweet looking
KAT

Peg said...

You never cease to amaze me! Love the little fences and the chairs for the 'littles'.

Kim said...

What a delightful blog! I'm so happy to have found it. I love your sweet patio area. I'm here from Kim's blog and I'm your newest follower. Hope you stop by for a visit sometime!
xoxo,
Kim

Cheryl said...

Wonderful color choice! Adorable!!!

Betty said...
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Betty said...

So cute! I love the little chairs, and I see you got them from my Aunt Lillian. (My grandmother ordered so much cool stuff from the LV catalog when my mother was growing up that my grandfather said he should declare her as a dependent on his taxes, so she was referred to as "your sister Lillian".)

Diann said...

Wow, what a great deal on those little iron fences! And the color is perfect! That aidrondack set is too cute! it looks great in the new color. Thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful weekend!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

The adirondack seating is adorable. Glad you saved it with a coat of paint!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh my gosh this is perfect! I have 2 kids and when they were smaller I felt like I had to buy 2 of everything...I usually didn't though so they did the "I called it first" thing. Always interesting! They would have loved something like this. Glad it was saved from the dreaded trash!

very merry vintage style said...

Cute little chairs! Thanks for linking to the party at Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary