Happy Friday!!!!! I am so excited for this weekend because tomorrow is the big "opening day" for the shop space Sarah and I are sharing at Wild Rose & Co under our new business name, Persephone! We are so thrilled to be joining a fabulous team of creative and talented ladies! Tomorrow, the shop is open from 10 am til 5 pm and Sarah and I will be there and look forward to seeing those of you who can come. Coffee will be brewing, and Snickety Snacks will be there with some amazing cake bites! And just in case you didn't catch the post the other day with pictures, here is a glimpse into our space! (Again, sorry about the blurred out piece!)
So please if you can, join us...
Saturday February 4 from 10-5
Wild Rose & Co Marketplace
21 West Pennsylvania Ave, Walkersville MD 21793
And now, let's get to today's guest, the fabulously sweet Anita from Going a Little Coastal! Just as her blog name suggest, Anita is all about beachy cottage style! One of my all time favorite posts is where she shared with us a new bathroom space that before had been a closet! Seriously. Check it out.
Here it is before:
And here it is after:
Pretty amazing, right?
Well, yesterday was Groundhog Day and sadly, little Phil saw his shadow, so there supposedly will be 6 more weeks of winter. Well, I don't care what Phil says, I am ready for Spring and playing outside! And so is Anita!
Hi everyone, I’m Anita and I blog at Going a little Coastal. Thanks Cassie for inviting me over to guest post today. I always enjoy coming by here to see the magic that you have performed on your furniture. You can turn any sad looking piece into a work of art!
I know it’s still winter but a lot of people are having a warm snap. Even here in Florida. Shocking I know! It’s given me a bit of Spring fever. I’m thinking of what I would like to do out in the yard this year. I thought I'd show you some simple projects that I have done in the past. They are great to brighten up your outdoor space. Maybe you too will catch a little fever.
This is an easy project that can add some height and color to your entry or the corner of a deck.
The bottom is a heavy clay pot but the top is just plastic. I gave them a little paint and added my house number. You can see more on this project here. The paint is peeling a little now along the rim. So if you want it to stay put then use that outdoor paint that you can find at craft stores. I’ve used it on other projects and it lasts. I just didn't have any at the time. And I'm impatient.
Some tape and spray paint transformed these cheap plastic pots into these fun striped pots that look great by the pool. I did use a plastic primer first but they also make spray paint specifically for plastic. You just get more of a selection of colors if you use the plastic primer and regular spray paint. It’s easy to transform the ugly into something cute with a little spray paint.
Repurposing this chair into a planter was fun to do. I stapled some window screening that I had around the opening then filled it with moss and soil. It’s really easy to do. You can use chicken wire or just set a pot in there if it fits. You can transform a lot of things into planters to bring some uniqueness to your yard.
This year I’d like to concentrate on a better vegetable garden. I lost my zucchini and cucumber to a nasty worm last year. So for Christmas, one of my gifts was this.
I was thrilled when my husband put this together for me! The legs will be buried and then it will be lined with weed block. I can’t wait to fill it with good soil. I’m probably one of the few that love the smell of soil and mulch. You can see we have a lot of sand around here. Not the greatest for growing veggies. The pvc arch will be for either netting to keep the critters out or for a cover to protect them from frost. But they come out if needed.
We will need a better trellis for the cucumbers and zucchini.
Maybe something like this would be good.
Then cooler seasoned plants like lettuce or spinach could go underneath.
If I were to have a dream garden it would be something like this. Maybe on a smaller scale. But I like how two boxes are connected with an arch. That might be doable.
I also like these obelisk. Some snap peas would love to climb those.
and as long as we’re dreaming……
How about a greenhouse! Gorgeous isn’t it!
Well, I hope I got your mind going for some ideas for spring. It won’t be long.
I don’t know about you but I can’t wait to bring some color back to the yard.
Thanks so much for sharing your readers with me today Cassie.
You all can come by for a visit any time.
You can find me at my blog, Going a little Coastal. I also recently opened an etsy shop called Skyland Drive. I carry vintage item and will be adding handmade goods as well. And I just started a facebook page for it. I’m still learning my way around but I’d love for you to pop in and say hi.