"Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity"


~Plato

Friday, April 6, 2012

Shutter Benches and Checkerboard Patio

Okay...so do you remember awhile back
when I told you all that sweet husband
had come across alot of green shutters?

And I promised to show you what he did with them...
well it took awhile but here it is


He built beautiful benches for the garden with all the shutters


 And then he was sweet enough to build me a
 checkerboard paver and grass patio for them to sit on!


I made pretty white ruffled pillows to go on the benches


 Excuse the overgrown grass...we are waiting as long as we can
for it to fill in before we cut it tomorrow...
just in time for Easter egg hunting!!!


We are so happy with the way it turned out...
I have to admit that I wanted to
spray the benches white..imagine that!
But he said we should leave them the lovely
vintage green that they were. 
And lordy no one tell him this...but he was
absolutely right..they are perfect green!


Here is a look at something else we've
been working on...

an old fountain turned into a tiny
succulent garden


If I don't talk to you all before Sunday...
I hope everyone has a blessed Easter!!!
And that you are surrounded with
the love of your friends and family!

3 comments:

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The benches are great! I'll bet no one else in the neighborhood has benches like your beauties. :)
Your checkerboard pavers are very cool too! It looks really great! And your fountain filled with succulants looks so amazing! You have such a beautiful yard filled with unique treasures. I love it!

tootie said...

I love it! It looks so good. Everything!!!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

You two are an awesome team!! Those benches are so unique and cool sitting on that checkerboard paito, wow!!!

And where did you find that fountain? I must have one for succulants too!! I love it.

Happy Easter Amy

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