I Dream of an Outdoor Room

For 2 years I have dreamed of making an outdoor room.  When you have a small house and never go on vacation, you REALLY need a quiet place that you feel away from everything. 

Since I am a woodsy kind of gal, I decided to clean a large, neglected and overgrown area out.  I left all the outside trees surrounding it.  I really feel I could pitch a tent out there and feel like I was at a wonderful campground......well, except for the sound of traffic flying down the road.

Below is my wonderful new addition to my getaway oasis.  The frugal me got it for about 60% off.  That is NOT the reason I purchased it, though.  The style is 100% me!  It also came with a grill insert.  It burns wood or charcoal.  For the harsh Michigan winter, it will have a place on the screened in porch with a tray of candles inside.

Now......for the next thing on my list!!!

The Red Door

I have ALWAYS been conservative in my color choices.  I love modern AND the country cottage look and feel.  After painting my outdoor furniture the most beautiful red ever, I just had to paint the 50 year old front door the same color. 

How I spent my 1st vacation of the season..........

 This is from my old dinette set.  I saved 2 chairs and paired them with a stone topped wrought iron table outside.
The park bench had all new wood then a couple coats of paint.  It will sit by the bistro set. 

The bottom pic is a garden bench I grabbed for free down the road........I dry brushed it with the same paint and it looks like it was made from old barn wood.  It won't be by the other pieces.......yet it will still tie in together nicely.

When all your outdoor furniture is a hodge podge.......just grab some paint!  Paint can make anything make sense.......well, almost anything.