As you know, I don’t change décor much for the seasons. Spring and summer are pretty much the same for me as far as decorations go. That also gives me an excuse to be late with changing things over.
I have had a naked wreath beside the front doors for a couple of months now. I finally decorated it with a garden theme which should suffice for spring and summer. I’m off the hook until fall/ winter, right?
The watering can and garden sign were part of a garden stake that I bought at Walmart. I simply cut them off the stake and hot glued them to the wreath. A small tin bucket and hydrangea bloom, plus a few random blossoms finish this quick and easy project. I’m wondering if the whole thing is kind of small for the area, though.
I didn’t want to put holes in our siding, so I used a Command hook for outdoors (affiliate link). I didn’t even realize there was such a thing until coming across these. I’m hoping it will hold up to our South Carolina heat and humidity…..
We haven’t done much with the porch area to the left of the doors. We put our patio chairs there until we can get something else. I’m thinking all-weather wicker chairs, or rockers, or a swing. I can’t make up my mind, but I did get an outdoor area rug for the space. This space may not be magazine worthy, but I love sitting out here, especially when it’s raining. I love the smell and sound of rain.
Remember the rain boots I found at a yard sale? I bought a couple of plants and plopped them in, pots and all. I’m not much of a fan of yellow, but these blooms just looked too cheery to pass up.
One more quick and easy spring/ summer décor project. This one is kind of a disappointment. I bought these wind chimes at Hobby Lobby because I just loved the sound. Putting them into my cart produced such a lovely tinkling melody. They were a nice rusty color, too- all vintage-y looking.
Well, when I got them home, I realized the rusty patina blended in too well with our taupe siding, our brown mulch, and our brown brick. Sooo, I did a quick spray with white and blue paints, not a full coverage. I just wanted enough color that they could be seen.
That nice tinkling sound? I think we would need a hurricane to make them produce noise. ~sigh~ I suppose I could stand out there and shake them.
Our yard will probably be a ten-year project, if not a life-long endeavor. We had to put up netting around our tiny vegetable garden to keep out the deer and rabbits. So far, so good. I am spraying our bushes with stinky stuff, hoping to keep the deer repulsed. I’m alternating between two stinks, hoping they won’t get accustomed to the smell. We’ll see.
So, what are you up to this summer? Any big landscaping plans?