Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.




Monday, May 31, 2010

This Girl Needs RED!!!!

Gazing around my small, treeless backyard I just needed some color!  My house isn't my canvas at this time. All the walls are beige, (with furniture which had been picked for rooms with colored walls) now blending into the surroundings.  I started to realize that things were colorless.

As I stood there watching my few dots of color, (my goldfish in our pond), I decided that everything that was metal was going to have a face lift.  This face lift wouldn't be costly... a can of spray paint is only $3.00. Now what will the color be?

What color will make me smile and bring cheerfulness to our small yard?  Well it just had to be RED!!!!

With my finger on the trigger, I was entering the land of no return....the boring, non-exciting, worn pieces were being overcome with fusions of RED.

What fun!  Even with the 90-degree heat beating down on my back, I was enjoying the transformation.  Something so small just brought great joy.




How easily we can get stuck in a rut, when just a small creative outlet can bring life back into something lifeless.  A backyard picnic on a blanket can break the routine of the same old, same old day.  Eating dessert BEFORE dinner, while the children giggle, can bring such sweet memories.  Putting the mattresses into the family room to sleep, instead of the beds they were intended for.  A candlelight bath can relax and refresh a tired mother. They also provide the glowing ambiance for a romantic time with your husband - so many easy ways to break us out of our ruts.


Now to find some new pieces in my house to transform and lighten up!!!!  Maybe a garage sale item will work great against the beige walls....more paint......which color will I use next?

May you have a creative summer and enjoy all the color that surrounds us during this time.  What creative thing have you done to bring life into your dwelling or your family time...please share, I could use more ideas!!!

12 Joining in with more words:

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

A little color helps alot sometimes. I like the red you added. We've just planted a couple of trees in our backyard, but they're very small. It takes lots of water to get greenery around here. Our front yard has a couple of trees though :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Theresa said...

I smiled when reading your post. Today we let the kids eat their cookies from the bakery before breakfast. We were out early for the parade. I love doing little things like that.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Great job Janette, I love the color red! We are now in the process of redoing our porch, a major job, especially when there are only two of us doing the work. lol We joke that we might get it completed by fall. lol. Enjoy the fruits of your labor.Thanks for sharing.
Sue

Sewn With Grace said...

I love the red! I'm finding as I get older that I'm liking color more and more. I've realized it's okay to bump it up a notch from the pretty pastels to something a bit more vibrant. All we have to do is go out and stand in the garden to see what colors look great together. Have fun with the can of paint! :)

Linda Stubbs said...

Hello, could you please tell me what kind and color of paint that you used? I may have missed it when I read your post, but it is really a pretty red and the table looks beautiful!

Blessings, Linda

So, I Begin this Journey...... said...

I feel as if I'm sitting in your back yard with you!
Your table is very inviting. : )

Thanks again for stopping by my blog!!!

Enjoy your week.

Linda Stubbs said...

Thank you sooooo much for coming over and telling me the color. It would match my blog wouldn't it? Please come back again!!! I will be visiting you also!

Blessings, Linda

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

I love this! With the wedding costs and planning, I didn't buy red geraniums for the porch and patio like I usually do and I realize I truly miss them.

I think I'll go buy at least one pot of them to put on the picnic table so I have a splash of color to look at.

Debbie said...

Janette, I love the red color you added to the backyard. It makes such a difference and yet didn't cost much.

Hugs,

Debbie

Sassy Granny ... said...

Don't you just love it when a creative tornado hits? So often it's something simple that remedies the bland - - and a bit of red anywhere is always charming.

Great job!

Kathleen

Debbie said...

What a wonderful idea! And the red? Perfect! Your right ~ a splash of color like that makes all the difference sometimes. Thanks for the idea...Have a good week! HUGS, Debbie

Diane said...

LOVE THE RED!!! What a great way to totally change everything!

Ethel

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