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Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Joys of White Paint... the before and the after...

Remember this glider bench from Rhondi's Porch Party last week... I hadn't had time to paint them (we have 2 on the front porch)...

Last Saturday... it took me all day long to do it... but I painted one of them...

the perfect white... just like the rest of the porch furniture... and dressed it back up... see the still unpainted bench to the left... next weekend...
and maybe you remember this basket I found when shopping Wimberley Trade Days with Candy in April... I'd been looking for so long... ever since admiring Susan's basket of Daisies on her front door... I paid $3 for this one...
It too received a nice coat of white paint... and Voila'... (or as I told Keetha we say in Texas...) "Thar ya go..."
ain't she pretty? There's a little tattered bottom part and I haven't decided whether or not to fix it (I enjoy the imperfection of things); so for now... it remains tattered... but I love this Basket of Daisies on my front door... Thank you Susan for the inspiration!

30 comments:

marty39 said...

I love white painted porch furniture. The glider looks perfect. I would love to curl up on it. The daisies are so pretty in the white basket too. I also really love the tattered look. Just perfect. Hugs, Marty

Annie said...

What a difference. I liked the unpainted bench but you were right to paint it white...what a knockout now and the white basket with daisies is perfection!

Charlotte said...

It's amazing what a little paint will do. The bench is gorgeous with the pink accents.
Have a great day.
Charlotte

Southern Lady said...

What a pretty setting, Dixie. The white certainly made a difference, and your pillows are the "icing on the cake." Love your wicker basket, too, and I think its tattered look just adds personality.

Lynns Lovelies said...

Oh Dixie!!I love the before and after photos! What a difference white paint (and a whole day of work does)! The little white vase is just too cute and I love the tattered edge, too!
Thanks so much for sharing the fruits of your labor and love!

Hugs,
Lynn♥

Shelia said...

HI Dixie! Oh, how pretty your glider is in white and those gorgeous pillows you've set there! I love the long basket too. I need one of these. Well, actually, I need two!!
I have an old glider my mother recently gave me and I need to paint it. You've given me inspiration!
Thanks for popping in to see me today!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

MiMi said...

Your porch is even MORE gorgeous now!! If I'm ever in TX, I'm coming to sit on your porch. I don't need anything, just 15 minutes on your porch, relaxing...
Macey

Willow said...

Everything looks great. I am making a list of the things I am going to be painting white. Thanks for all the ideas.

Willow

Dawn said...

Hi Dixie, I just love your mix of rustic and girly. I think there is a little bit of pink an white in even the toughest cowgirl. Just promise me you won't paint the wagon wheel I see on the other side of the railing!

Thanks for the Honorary Texan comment. There are some Texans a ways back in my heritage. It shows through now and then. I love tacos, are they bigger in Texas?

Dawn

Scrappy Doo said...

Can I just come live on your porch and drink sweet tea all day???
I just love your style:-}

Susan S. said...

Things are looking good on the porch! And I LIKE the tattered look on the basket....gives it charm.

Aimee said...

Very pretty! Its amazing how a little paint can really spruce things up!

KBeau said...

Leave the tatter on the basket. It adds character. I have a friend from Houston who's always saying, "So thar' ya go."

Linda said...

Very pretty - love that glider - they are the best! Linda

Joy said...

How pretty and what a wonderful way to give these items new life. They look so fresh.
I like the little unraveling at the bottom too.

Like your background. So pretty.


Joy

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Your glider came out really great...and the daisies are sooo cheerful. I think I like the basket best with it's little imperfection...just makes it that much more special.
Susan

Neabear said...

Your glider looks wonderful painted. I love how it turned out. And the daisy basket, just too cute, or rather pretty. Well, you know what I mean. I love how that turned out too.

prof en retraite said...

Hi Dixie! I LOVE spray paint! Isn't it wonderful? Your glider looks glorious! And your basket...not even recognizable. Love it! I say leave the tatter...it has personality! I went up into the attic today and stared at the wicker headboard I need to spraypaint black. It's a start! lol Have a great weekend...hugs...Debbie

mbkatc230 said...

This looks beautiful Dixie. What a great place to spend the evening. And I love the basket, tattered edge and all. It looks wonderful with it's fresh new paint. Kathy

trash talk said...

There is just nothing better than white paint...except wicker to make things feel like summer!
I love it all. When Scrappy comes over for sweettea (one word) reckon I can hitch a ride and come too?
Debbie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Very pretty Dixi...love white paint it makes every thing so clean looking...all the soft pinks you added it it are just right my friend...Now I just got me a basket for my door also..Thanks for coming by girl...may you have a great day...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Well, Thar ya go is right! That looks like a new bench, and personally, I love the tattered part on the basket - looks like it's been hanging there for years, and it's charming. laurie

Itajeff @Something To Share said...

WONDERFUL!
I love the basket with its fresh new paint...so gorgeous :-)

Lots of luv,
Ita

Lisa said...

Yes, white paint is the decorating "miracle drug" :O) Your bench and basket look great!

Terry said...

Howdy Dixie
Wow your white paint is like having Tinker Belle sprinkle a little fairy dust around and suddenly
magically everything is so new and dreamy .
I really love what you did.
That basket is adorable ,I like the bottom :)
The daisys are so sweet like you.
Thank you for sharing the awesome photos.
Have a blessed weekend.
Hugs

Cathy said...

Your bench turned out so great!!! I love the white!!! So fresh and crisp!!! Your porch looks like a wonderful place to relax and unwind...LOVE IT!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!
XOXO
Cathy

texasdaisey said...

Oh, yes, yes, yes. I love the transformations. White paint is so amazing.
Debbie

Bellamere Cottage said...

Dixie dear..........everything is pure perfection, as usual. I love the basket as is....I think it shows that it's been used and enjoyed before...and your porch swing??? YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! LOVE it. And, those delish pillows too! :-)

Hugs,
Spence

debbie said...

Dear Dixie,
I tried last night to get in to make a comment but I received that big red x with operation aborted...so I justkeep trying.
I love your heading of your blog and that tablescape is so elegant.
I love your beautiful white bench with the pretty pillows. I love your daisy basket.....I also meant to tell you the last time, the wreath you had up was also beautiful. I love the lace curtain in the window.
You have that pretty touch.
now I will try to go post on your peony post.
hugs
debbie

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Ooohhh, love the new white paint on the glider! I really need to work on some of my paint projects now... ☺ Diane