Thursday, April 30, 2009

Project Procrastinators Party!



Melissa from The Inspired Room is having a linky party for all of us that have been putting off projects! We're supposed to declare our procrastination project and then (hopefully) work on it because in two weeks we're supposed to show the finished product. Yikes! Nothing like working under a deadline!




O.K. this is my project. Pretty drab looking right? I've been thinking about tackling this for two years now.







This is the little deck area that was left after we built the screened porch. We don't really use it. Well, hubby sits down when he's grilling but that's about it. However, I do see it out of my big kitchen window. So I've been wanting to do some thing special.






I want to extend the harlequin pattern of my kitchen floor out to the deck. I've been putting it off because a)I have no mathematical abilities and don't know how to figure out how to make a harlequin pattern on a floor and b)I have no mathematical abilities and really don't know how to figure out how to paint a harlequin pattern! Somehow angles and snapping string and things seems to be involved!




So my plan of action is to clean the deck with some deck cleaner and then paint it white (with deck paint) and then I'm going to take a leftover tile from the kitchen and just use it as a guide and take it from there. Everything but the grill will be painted and the planters will be planted with new herbs and flowers and hopefully I'll come up with some low cost ideas to pretty it up cause I don't want to spend alot of money.




So hope the weather cooperates for me and I can get this done in between planting things!





Check out The Inspired Room if you want to see all the other Procrastinators or maybe you want to join in the fun - it's not too late!




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31 comments:

Melanie said...

Oooh, I love your kitchen floor!

What a great idea to extend it to your deck.

prof en retraite said...

Oh...that's a great idea from Melissa! You are very brave, Mauela! I would be operating with the same set of problems. I can't wait to see your result...Debbie

Becky K. said...

That should be interesting. I think it will be very pretty.

Can't wait to see the finished results.

Jennifer said...

Looks like a great project Manuela. It's always wonderful to start with a vision and yous sounds gorgeous! I am very anxious to see the finished result. Have a wonderful Thursday!
~Jennifer

Vee said...

Love this idea! What an ambitious project, but you are up to the task. And not only that, it sounds as if you're going to show us a unique and easy way to attempt this. Best wishes with it!

Denise said...

I love your kitchen floor and am anxious to see the deck finished!

XXDenise

Heather said...

wow, can't wait to see the make-over!

Ally0005 said...

Going to look so pretty, hope the rain holds off for you.

Ally

jen said...

That will look so cool on your deck floor!! I can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Jen

Kathleen Grace said...

It's going to look fantastic! I love the black and white checked floors in your kitchen and I am sure the deck will be beautiful:>) I think I need to join the party with my dining room chairs!

TidyMom said...

WOW what an awesome project!! I can't wait to see it!!

~TidyMom

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

I can't wait to see your deck all finshed up!!!

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

Great project, that is going to look fabulous!!

june@craftyniche said...

It will look great when you are finished!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sure like you kit. floor - looking forward to seeing the finished project. Like your table & chairs on the deck.
Glenda

Teresa said...

Oh, I think that will be fabulous when you are done- can't wait to see how it turns out.

Crystal said...

What a great project. It sounds like you have a pretty good game plan. I can't wait to see the finished project.

Have a great day!

Angie said...

That will look awesome! I'm sure it will be a time consuming project, but well worth it in the end!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, this is going to be great! I did this at my old house in GA to the small screened porch & it really made a huge difference in the space. I painted it directly on plywood, but I've seen others do it right on the planks too. You're gonna love it! Let me know if you'd like to see any of my pics.

Sassy said...

OOOOOOOOOOH....I really love your blog...I some how came across it and ♥ it! I decided to be a follower because you seem to be pretty awesome!

debi @ life in my studio said...

It looks like you've got a big job ahead of you...but, you can do it! Can't wait to see the finish.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I know you are going to do a great job, you are always inspiring me with your creativity!

Glad you are joining in! And I cannot wait to see how pretty it is going to look!

:-)

Momof2Hapas said...

Hi Manuela and thanks for stopping by to see my project and many thanks for your advice.

I love the ideas for your deck. How creative you are. I read on another blog (don't remember whose) about "aging" clay pots with yogurt. Not sure if that's the look you're going for but it's worth checking out.

Rita

salmagundi said...

Sounds to me like you have the right idea on how to paint your deck floor. I'm anxiously waiting to see the finished project. Sally

Kimm at Reinvented said...

I'm so excited to see how your pattern turns out, I'm sure it will be fabulous! Thanks for always sharing your fab ideas with the rest of us!

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Good luck! I wouldn't even dream of taking on this task. Can't wait to see what it will look like in 2 weeks!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

It sounds like a wonderful plan. And a lot of work. (I would never have the nerve to tackle that.) I can't wait to see it. I like the plan of continuing your kitchen floor pattern outside. Cool!

Shannon

Heather said...

Wonderful plan - I hope the weather co-operates! White is so fresh and crisp - I love it! I am planning to paint our side porch floor - but white isn't too practical with children and pets - so gray will be good, but maybe I'll find some all weather rugs to liven things up! I have some wicker that I started to prime but than we had cold weather and far too much breeze on the nicer days ... and now 5 days of rain with two more in the forecast!!! I am itching to get at it, but my oh my the weather is not on my side!

Amber said...

I am doing this also but I procrastinated so much I was a day late with my post and photo.
Wow you are taking on a big project. Mine is just redoing 3 old barstools. But you are so good at how much you accomplish and how lovely it all turns out that I can't wait to see. I tell the younger girls that work with me that when they get married if they do not want to do all the cooking then they need to make a killer BBQ set up complete with music, TV and an applause button.
Heres to the next two weeks.

Storybook Woods said...

Great idea, can not wait to see more. Clarice

steph said...

Wow. What a project! Can't wait to see it all finished.

btw, thanks for the comment on my project.