After looking around at several stores for aqua spraypaint, I finally settled on these 2. The one on the left is Catalina Mist and I got the last 2 cans at Hobby Lobby. I needed at least one more for touchups, so instead of waiting til they got more in, I picked up Blue Ocean Breeze from Walmart. They are both good colors and it ended up sort of layered with Blue Ocean Breeze on top for a little more depth. I prefer using Satin finishes, but the Breeze color is a gloss. It still turned out fine. So, the chippy black iron pieces got a little update with aqua....
Mr. rusty iron butterfly approves of the choice too. Of course, I'll add some garden things to the shelves eventually. It will also be great when we are entertaining outside, somewhere to store food and utensils.
Another little addition to my swing is my stenciled saying, "a place to rest at day's end". I saw this in a Susie Coelho garden book that I checked out from the library and decided I would add that to my swing too.
And I love it! The baker's rack was being painted in this pic, but it sits right behind the swing against the brick.
I'm really enjoying these punches of aqua lately. We had a little party with our church group on Sunday evening and it was so nice having the extra space to hold drinks, plates, and extras on the bakers rack. Such an enjoyable evening, it cooled down after the sun got lower and I lit some candles.
Some of you guessed that the new bookcase will go in the black and white guestroom and BINGO...you're right! After walking around the house & looking at every square inch in this house, that's the only place I can move some things around and fit it in. It's just as well...I wanted to paint it black and the beadboard aqua, so that will be perfect in there. It's already primed and I'm probably painting it as you are reading this. Of course, you'll be the first to see it finished!
Let me also just take the time to tell you ALL how much I appreciate y'all coming by to visit me all the time. My blog traffic keeps growing bigger and bigger and there are SO many new names and faces that I'm getting to know. I try to visit all of you who come by here and leave a message, but in case I have missed someone, please understand it's not for lack of trying. If I stayed on this computer all the time, I'd never get any projects done...and then it would be pretty boring for all of you faithful friends of mine. So, from the bottom of my heart, thanks for the support!