We're a long way from "aaah" here at the T house, but I did spend some time in the back yard this weekend, just in time to link up to the return of Kimba's DIY Day and a new party over at Craft-O-Maniac.
There's a particularly blah spot just to the left of our deck.
old trashy ghetto neighbors left nailed to our side of their fence. T's stick pile provides a nice ambiance as well. (We live in a neighborhood with tons of large old trees, and stray branches after big storms are a given. I'll give him a pass.)
I decided to do a little something with the rocky patch, so I picked up two plastic lawn chairs at Wal-Mart for something like $10 apiece. I liked that they had a bit of "woven" texture on the backs, and I also liked the color. They're not new adirondacks, but they'll do.
The patio table was feeling a little blah too.
I used some of my birthday money to buy the set from Lowe's in the Spring, but the all-black look was getting old. I snatched the last 4 cushions in this pattern from Target the other day:
Wal-Mart had some neat tiki torches for $6 each. This one still has the plastic on it, but you get the idea:
A strip of burlap and some "fluff" round out our picnic table.
Finally, our poor, battered back door needed a little pick-me-up, so I made this wreath:
So...nothing earth shattering, but it made things a bit more homey in the back yard.
If you have Progress to share on a project (whether it's decorating, crafting, or a personal venture), I hope you'll think about linking it up to the next Show Me the Progress party!