Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Red, White, and Blue Outdoor Makeover

It's Red, White, and Blue Day over at The CSI Project! (I am so sorry about the font sizes today, guys, I can't figure it out!)
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I don't have anything earth shattering to share, but I did want to give you all an update on the T house.

A few weeks ago, I shared a few pictures of my kind of bland front door area. I haven't had a chance to implement some of the bigger transformations (vinyl lettering on the front door, painted light fixtures, etc), but I wanted to share the little tweaks I made just in time to celebrate the 4th of July.

Here's the Before again:
Here are a few Afters:

Front door--I usually put up a really cute wreath with red, white, and blue berries but couldn't find it up in the attic. It was also about eleventy billion degrees up there and I didn't feel like suffocating. (The white box is covering my house numbers, stalkers!)

My old flag "Welcome" sign usually hangs to the right of the door, but it's got center stage right now.

Found this fabulously glittery "America" sign at The Dollar Tree and hung it to greet the mail lady.

My window boxes need some filling out, but I found some marigolds and wave petunias on sale at Wal-Mart a couple of weeks ago and brought them home. I stuck a tiny flag in each box.

More stars and stripes in the flower beds!

It's coming together, bit by bit. Somewhere, I have a patriotic bunting to hang on the center flower box, but for now passersby can smile and sing "The Star Spangled Banner" when they drive by the T house.
Not bad for shopping the house and spending around $2 on Red, White, and Blue decorations.

{Do you have an area in your home that you've been making Progress on?}
Consider linking up to the next Progress party on July 28th! Remember...you don't have to have a complete, finished Delightful "After" photo to link up. Progress can be anything as small as listing the ideas from Decorating Dilemmas comments you received that you really liked and want to implement. If you haven't linked up a Decorating Dilemma here before, then think outside the box and share something you've made strides with: weight loss, organization, finishing a craft project, etc.) This party is all about encouraging others in their efforts! (You can view the last party here)

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Richella said...

GOOD FOR YOU, displaying the flag like that. I like this post--it shows that you can be patriotic even if you don't have a flagpole and a big flag.

Megan said...

How very festive! I like the little bits of red, white, and blue throughout!

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

Love the festivity! Looks great :]

Holly said...

Looks good! Although I am in denial that we're already this close to the 4th of July!

Turley Times said...

I love your red white and blue display! We don't have a flagpole or pole holder so this gives me some ideas for displaying flags at my house.

I wanted to tell you that I made the Lemonade Pie you had featured in your weekend blog reading a couple weeks ago and it was so delicious! I passed along the recipe to my blog readers and linked back to you and the original blogger who shared it as well. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, and if you haven't made it yet, you should - it's really good! :)


Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

Looks great! BTW- do you know where you bought your flower boxes? I think my house could use a few.

FrouFrouBritches said...

Looking good girl! I love the red, white and blue pinwheel! Sooo cute!!!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Looks great Amanda!! :)

berg4 said...

Love the sign on the door, and I'm sure your mail lady will love the glitter

Paula said...

Your house looks quite festive! I love it when I see the flag displayed.

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I think the front of your home looks cute and very festive!


Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

I'll be sure & bookmark the 28th, but I swear, I have tons of unfinished projects. I'm just really, really good at starting things!

I hope you'll stop by Thursday & link up your 4th decor to Fab Finds for the 4th!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

So fun! I love decorating for holidays. It perks things up so much. And red white and blue are so colorful and look so great!

Thanks for linking up Amanda - you are the sweetest!!!


Angelia Sims said...

Big cheers Amanda! Looks great! Very patriotic. :-)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

I hope you will stop by for a bbq on a white tablecloth. :)

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