Saturday, April 14, 2012

Shabby Chic Garden Project Part II

Hello Lovelies!
Last season I showed you pictures at the start of
my Shabby Chic English Garden (click to see) project.
I have a small newer ranch style home.
I would love to have the money to build big beautiful porches,
but with my tiny budget, paints and plants are a more
affordable solution!
I used an inexpensive Wal-Mart paint and a porch sealer to brighten up the basic wood.
Here is a shot of Mr. Romantic adding some collected flea market accents!
The paint has flecked off some...but ohhhh that just makes it more Shabby to me!
Last year I splurged and spent $30 on this
pretty climbing rose, I also bought some magic rose plant food that
was a bit pricey but has really helped this rose thrive!
By the grace of God my pretty rose survived my umh umh "green thumb"
~giggles~

I used some mulch and cheap garden stones to create a path
so I could walk out and water my garden in bare feet.
I found this cute little decorative flower gate at the dollar tree!

Really, I just used alot of imagination, paint, mulch, and flowers
to make this drab spot fab!
Thank you for stopping by!
Please know that I take time to read and treasure each comment.
I will be sharing this with

My Romantic Home

and
Pink Saturday

Hugs, love and blessings go out to all ofLink you!
xo
Olivia




33 comments:

  1. How beautiful this looks! You are very creative to have come up with something so pretty. I love it!

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    1. Hi Gina! Thank you for stopping by! I'm a bit crazy and creative! ~giggles~

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  2. Good Morning Olivia Sweetie...
    What a beautiful share this morning. I love your garden area, and that climbing rose is spectacular. What secret food are you using dear one? I need some for my roses and not sure what to use.

    I love the little arch area that Mr. Romantic made for you. Isn't it wonderful when we have a vision, and they always bring it to life for us? (I love that most about my DH.) I can hardly wait to see your roses start to climb right on up and over that porch. It is absolutely beautiful Olivia.

    Thank you for sharing this fine Saturday morning. Have a glorious weekend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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    1. Hello sweet Sherry! Your comments warm my heart! I will look around for my rose fertilizer and let you know! Big squishy hugs!
      Olivia

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  3. Oh Olivia, I just saved your photo and I so want this on my back door! Or something like it. We need a little roof of some kind over the door so you don't get your head wet letting in the fur babies! This would be perfect and I really think on my budget, we could do this!
    I just need to find a carpenter that can see the vision as well! My DH is good at so many things, but this isn't one of them.
    Have a great weekend and spend some time sitting on those steps drinking ice tea while you smell those roses!

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    1. Hello my darling friend! Uummm sitting around does sound delightful! Be blessed! xo Olivia

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  4. Oh I love it! So adorable, what a great job you and Mr. did!

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  5. Olivia you always do the most wonderful things on a budget! It is gorgeous!

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    1. I think if my budget was bigger, I might not be as creative?!

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  6. Love it - drab to fab is right! Great job on the rose bush, just gorgeous. The little details you added just look perfect, they bring so much visual interest to what could be a very boring area! Hugs ~ Mary

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    1. Awww, thank you for stopping by! xo

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  7. Your climbing rose is doing great.....love the white door with pink trim.

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    1. Thank you! I call it my willie wonka door! ~giggle~

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  8. Oh, Olivia!!

    Exactly my taste (and a GREAT covet right now). I KNEW we shoulda picked those WHITE security doors---ours are beautiful, but would never yield anything this charming.

    Just lovely.

    rachel

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    1. Oh my Rachel...I was really nervous about adding the pink, my cute hubby is a great sport!
      xo
      Olivia

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  9. Seriously Olivia, you are extremely talented at making beautiful things on a budget. And also, splurging where appropriate, because I love your climbing rose. The whole vignette is so cute and makes me want to see the rest of your back yard! Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

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    1. Hello Marti! Wow! Thank you for the compliment!
      xo
      Olivia

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  10. Hi Olivia,
    What a beautiful porch and shabby chic garden. You have done a wonderful job. Have a lovely weekend!

    Blessings,
    Lisa

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  11. Oh my Olivia, that is absolutely gorgeous! I love it!!! I hope you're doing well:) Have a great rest of the weekend.

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    1. Thank you ever so much sweet friend! xo

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  12. Very charming...what a wonderful difference. It is so pretty.

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    1. Hello sugar! Thank you ever so much!
      xo

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  13. It looks beautiful-it adds so much style! That rose bush is looking beautiful. What kind of fertilizer did you use?

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    1. Hello sweet Sandy! I used Bayer Advanced Rose care, in my opinion it really helped~ xo

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  14. Gorgeous, I love it! So shabby chic!

    ~Shanon

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    1. Hello darling friend! Thank you ever so much!xo

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  15. Olivia,
    Love how this turned out! So pretty!
    Playing catch up on visiting!
    Getting things done in preparation for Joe's surgery..

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Hello sweet Debbie! Prayers go out for your dear Joe! Hugs!!!!

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  16. that is the sweetest porch ever!!!!

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  17. Olivia, Love Love Love that little awning and gingerbread entryway. Adorable, I'm already imaginging how it might look on MY back entry. Thanks for the inspiration. You have such talent and insight. Warm Hugs,

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  18. Olivia...This is perfect! I just ran across this on google and thought to myself "how beautiful" and what an easy project. I have been wanting to do something over our entrance door to the garage and didn't want to do shingles....you've given me the perfect inspiration!

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Hello Friend! Thank you so much for stopping by! I love to hear your thoughts! Hugs, Olivia

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