Decorating the Summer Covered Patio 2019

May 24, 2019

Do you remember my rooster cabinet door and stenciled thrift shop books from last year's covered patio?  

Details from last year's covered patio can be found HERE.

And I had these rustic shelves displaying upcycled planters?

Well I changed it up a bit for 2019!

(When you click on the bold Amazon, Old Sign Stencils or Dixie Belle Paint Company affiliate links you will be taken to the products I use for this project. If you order it does not change the price or service at all. As an Amazon Affiliate, Old Sign Stencils Affiliate or Dixie Belle Paint Affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases.)

 The books got a new look.

I painted the gray book with Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Hurricane Gray, and the red book with DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish Paint in Rouge.

Stencils used include:

Garden Shop from Old Sign Stencils was stenciled on the gray book.

This is one of four great new summer garden stencils from *Old Sign Stencils! (click on the link above to visit Old Sign Stencils online shop).

*All stencil prices are in Canadian funds.  Use the currency converter to find your price on US funds.

*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples.

All opinions about these fabulous stencils are my own.

I used the windmill from this Farmer's Market Stencil from Hobby Lobby on the red book,

And also this Farmhouse Stencil from Hobby Lobby.

I stenciled on the books with Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal BlackChamplain, and Upper Canada Green, along with the Decoart Rouge.

I distressed the books with 220 grit sandpaper, and then used Dixie Belle Easy Peasy Spray Wax as a top coat. 

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Did you notice that I removed the top piece of horizontal barn wood on the pallet shelf?  This works so much better to display the books. 

Other recent projects in this photo include: the Fresh Produce Drawer Shelf, details HERE.

And the Upcycled Dollar General Jar sign HERE.

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It's so easy and inexpensive, to change your decor pieces with a little paint and a few stencils.

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The enamelware coffeepot was stenciled HERE, and the Farmer's Market sign was from last summer.

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Almost done with the covered patio decor!  I will share the rest soon.

Rodent Damage, Probably Squirrels
 Besides weather complicating my flower garden planting this season, I have, I think, a red squirrel, chewing my rubber edging.  

This edging has been in the ground almost 30 years with no problems.  

Rodent Damage, Probably Squirrels
 I have always had a lot of gray squirrels around here because we had bird feeders.

Rodent Damage, Probably Squirrels
 I sadly took the feeders down.  No more enjoying the finches this summer.

Rodent Damage, Probably Squirrels
 But I just couldn't deal with this damage.

Rodent Damage, Probably Squirrels
I plan to replace the edging once I know the rodent problem is under control.

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Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Use Bonide repel works great won't kill your plants or animals they just can't stand the smell, you won't like the smell either but it works on critters.

  2. I like the updates on your covered patio decor. The new stenciling looks great! You are just full of energy. Keep your ideas coming. Sorry about the squirrel damage. We have squirrels that often dig in my pots and flower beds and get dirt everywhere. I have found that sprinkling a layer of cayenne pepper on the soil where they dig (and where you don't want them digging) will keep them away.


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