Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Celtic Cross Garden

This garden was planted 2 years ago on our lakeside and this year I'm happy with how it has grown up!
perennial grasses, alberta spruce and globe cedar, orange day lilies, yellow begonias, euonymus, river rocks, natural cedar mulch, bronze arbor and my prized celtic cross.

Chair Re-Do

I purchased this chair at a flea market for $25, white paint over awful bright yellow paint but it had good lines and the frame and caning is in decent shape! 
 I spray primed the chair frame and painted it with two coats of espresso brown satin spray paint.  I had a new seat cushion made and covered in a caramel color bonded leather (cost $83)   A cowhide leather would have been my choice but I would have had to order a whole hide, lots of waste and I needed so little for this chair that a bonded leather, by the yard, fit the bill here!  
      I love this chair in the front foyer! 


A small lumbar cushion in shades of olive, terracotta, caramel and gold adds extra comfort and colour!  The small side table is very old. I refinished the top and drawer, added an oil rubbed bronze knob, and painted the base to match the chair and the dresser and mirror already in the entrance.  The floor is slate tile, walls are Benjamim Moore 'maple syrup;, trim is 'gentle cream'.  I like to put a wreath on the inside of the front door as well as the outside.