Sunday, April 5, 2009

What a Little Paint Can Do

After having our rockers for a couple of years and the dampness and winter weather they were looking pretty bad. I couldn't wait for a nice day to have them washed down, dried and painted. Hubby was sweet enough to get some bleach and water and scrub the mildew off and get them ready. I was embarrassed having them out front on the porch. Here they are on the back patio get washed.
So nice to have them back on the front porch looking like new and enjoying the spring weather.


So much better!


We have such beautiful flowering trees in the Carolina's at this time of year.



Japanese tulip tree out front.




Thanks for stopping and have a healthy, happy week!
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23 comments:

dangerous dan said...

These pictures are very pretty - they make me homesick

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I have the same problem...my rockers mildew so bad...and we get tired of cleaning them!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Your rockers do look all new again...don't you just love what a little paint can do...well, that and a great DH who doesn't mine scrubbing a little. :-) Beautiful tulip tree!

Heather said...

they look great! i love your patio. it looks like there is a design on it or is that just wet marks? lol. it's very pretty in the pictures!

Happily Ever After said...

Isn't it amazing what a little bleach and paint can do? It looks like a nice place for a glass of lemonade.

Love the Japanese tulip tree. Absolutely beautiful.

I really enjoy your post. Your style is lovely.

Blessings,

Gigi

ceekay said...

Tulip tree is so pretty Ro...enjoy!

Kathy said...

Your rockers are beautiful! And those gorgeous trees! Our forecast is 9 inches of snow tonight and tomorrow!!! I might come stay with you this week!
xo...Kathy

linda said...

Your rockers look so nice and spiffy! We've been painting and "spiffing" up around here too! It feels so good doesn't it!?!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

The rockers look beautiful!!! We so need to get our porch together but the weather just will not cooperate!!! Hubby is home this weekend so I'm hoping maybe we can get the furniture out. Love the beautiful flowering trees!!!

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit...very nice to meet you.

Love that beautiful Japanese Tulip tree in your yard...just beautiful.

Ruth

Shannon said...

They look so fresh! Love your purple tree too.

P.S. I love your new chandelier!! It is beautiful.

Susie Homemaker said...

Your rockers look so good...worth the effort to freshen them up.

Beautiful tree...

Blessings,
Susie

Shelia said...

Oh, winter is tough on our outside furniture! But your rockers look so pretty now! And the flowering bushes and trees are so beautiful!
Be a sweetie and thanks for popping in to see me.
Shelia ;)

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

What a great job you all did on the rockers, they look brand knew. I have the same problem with mildew, I think it must be the humidity here in the south.
I am waiting for this pollen to subside,which I hope will be soon so we can work on ours.
Thank you for stopping by for a visit and leaving such a sweet comment.
Blessings,
Sue

Dawn said...

I loved the Carolinas in the fall - now I need to try out the spring.

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

Your rockers look new. I need to do the same to mine. The Japanese tulip tree is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Elizabeth

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I love rockers, anywhere! Rockers on a front porch brings back memories of my grandparents house! We spent many Sundays rocking on their front porch!

Katherine

Technonana said...

Okay... I think you need to come on down here and help me with mine!!
I'm thinking of painting them black, and adding a Gamecock!!
Whatcha think?

Kristens Creations said...

Your chairs turned out great! I do love paint! Your tulip tree is so pretty. We are expecting temps in the 20s tonight. I covered up some of my plants, I hope the rest don't freeze,I'll be so upset. Have a great week! Kristen

Chrissy said...

Hello from Canada... your chairs and porch look lovely, going to go have a poke around you blog!! All the best, Chrissy

char72 said...

How delightful. You can't beat white.
Charlotte

Miss Janice said...

Love your chairs...I'm painting porch furniture as well!

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