Sunday, June 5, 2011

Red Rocks ... Pun Intended!

I thought I'd give the inside of our home a break and spruce up the outside a bit ... especially since my beautiful friend, Vanessa, and her awesome sister, Heather, are hosting a fun Blogger Block Party coming up soon, which will include a back deck/patio party, along with many others!  Please visit their amazing blog, At The Picket Fence, (which full of talent, sentiment, wit, yummy recipes and their creative, inspiring projects), for more details!  And, I also want to thank Vanessa so very much for recently featuring my blog ... such a sweet surprise, which I sincerely appreciate!

Here is one corner of our back patio (I look forward to sharing the rest of it, as well as our porch, at the blog block party).  The rockers here used to be painted black.  And, just as I was about to spray paint them ORB, they screamed out for color.  So, that's what I gave them!  Two coats of Rustoleum Sunrise Red later and there they are in all their glory:


This is what the *tired* rockers looked like before:


Now ... they pop! 




I found this beautiful, little mosaic table at Pier One (SALE!) ... the colors are so pretty and tie in beautifully with the striped accent pillows (WalMart) that I placed on the rockers.


I redid the floral arrangements in the wall planters up above.  And, yes, I confess, I do NOT have a green thumb ... instead, I have a silk one!


I love mixing apple green, red and yellow together:


Think I might have to spend some time out here this afternoon ...


... that is, after I put a finishing touch on a patriotic wreath that my sweet friend in Virginia asked me to make for her:


Thanks for stopping by ... have a great day !!

Parties I'm linking up with:

At the Picket Fence/Inspiration Friday
Under the Table and Dreaming/Sunday Showcase
Dittle Dattle/Amaze Me Monday
Thrifty Decor Chic/Before and After Party
Savvy Southern Style/WUW
French Country Cottage/Feathered Nest Friday

Becca





44 comments:

  1. Your porch looks relaxing. I could sit a drink my coffee and never get up....Have a good Sunday

    Pattie

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  2. Love it Becca! I have red rockers and so far they are my favorite out there.

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  3. Love it, love it, love it! When can you get to Mississippi and work on my stuff????
    I will trade you a week's worth of "southern" home cooked, rib sticking meals for a week of your beautiful decorating? LOL

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  4. Hey Becca those rockers look awesome red!! Your patio looks so pretty! Can't wait for the "block" party sounds like so much fun! Martina

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  5. Reminds me of Sammy Haggar (the red rocker)! Sorry...my attempt at humor this morning!

    I really love the punch of red with the rockers. So great for the summer holidays that seem to revolve around red white and blue!

    Have a great week!

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  6. very nice,love yoy style to decorate, grettings from venezuela

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  7. Love the red, how bright and cheery. Hugs, Marty

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  8. Love the chairs and the floral arrangements! I just bought some wall baskets and will use yours as inspiration! Can you please post a tutorial for the wreath??? Pretty please!!!

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  9. LOVE.IT!! Seriously, red is my color ~ :-) I really love all of it as there is so much color involved...makes me happy. You've done a beautiful job on it ~ will be a lovely space to relax and just enjoy!

    xo
    Pat

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  10. Very pretty porch area. I love your pergola above. The red rockers are so pretty and look great with the mosaic table too!

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  11. It's beautiful! And red was the perfect color choice for those rockers!

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  12. Becca, your porch looks great. We have worked for two days on ours and just got the first coat of paint on before it got too hot. So glad you will be joining the party. I have the decks and porch party. Hope I get mine done.

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  13. Really a great color choice for the rockers, I have one like yours and it's white hmmmm now you have me thinkin!
    I have to keep an eye out for the block party, I'm still working on my back porch!

    Rondell

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  14. Your porch looks awesome! Looks so relaxing, nice place to sit and drink some ice tea.

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  15. I love your red rockers, the whole space looks young and fresh, great color choices! Thanks for following me at refreshrestyle, I've been following you girl! :)
    Debbie

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  16. Thanks so much, AguaMarina! (I wasn't able to reply to your sweet note through e-mail as you are set up as a "nonreply.")

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  17. Love this and the fun tiger print accent pillow with the red...just wonderful!

    Liesl :)

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  18. Red DEFINITELY rocks!!! LOVE it and love your faux green thumb. LOL!!! Wish I lived near you, I'd love to come over!!

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  19. The red is awesome! I love the pillows with it. I have a really stupid question. I have a rocker in my house and a parson's bench. I am afraid if I spray paint them and put them outside, they will rot and fall apart. They both have a finish on them that I think I would have to sand off. I don't know! Oh Spray Painting Goddess... what is your advice!

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  20. It looks great! The chairs really do pop. The red is gorgeous!

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  21. Talk about curb appeal! That red just pops. Girl, you"rocked this look. :)
    luvs ya
    Pam @ BeColorful

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  22. I am lovin' those red rockers, Becca! Everything looks beautiful!

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  23. Red sure does rock. I am slwoly adding red to my kitchen...these would be a nice idea too! Great job on the porch.

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  24. The red color you picked really makes the chairs pop! I love it!

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  25. OH! I just now saw this Becca!! You are just too sweet for mentioning us and promoting the Blogger Block Party! Your friendship to us means so much, my friend and you know how much I love everything you do so I know that what you are getting ready for the party will be fantastic. Just like these awesome rockers! And I absolutely love that mosaic table too. I'm thinking we could just keep the red theme going and I could bring over a bottle of Oregon Pinot Noir and we could sit in those red rockers together! Probably couldn't drink and rock at the same time though...might get a bit "tipsy". Hee Hee!
    Vanessa

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  26. Oh, Becca, the red is the perfect color for the rockers and for your back patio!! And that lil' side table couldn't be more fitting for tying all the colors together! Love it!!

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  28. HEY! Becca, My jaw has hit the desktop, this is fantastic, I need to get out there and livin' up my tired ole black rockers, great inspiration.
    I am dreaming of this type of top on my patio,QUESTION?:Do you have tutorial on the top?
    I'm new happy follower.(visiting from DittleDattle)
    Hope you can visit soon.and follow back.
    ~Jo
    Lazyonloblolly

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  29. Hi Becca,
    Wow, first of all I am totally loving your blog. I will be back for sure! The rocking chairs look so amazing with the pop of color. Don't you just love anything red? It is such a cheery color. Enjoy your lovely porch. It is amazing! Amy :)

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  30. Loving the red rockers! What a great way to add color to the patio. Of course I like the pillow, too. ha! Everything looks very nice and colorful.

    Enjoy those pretty red rockers!
    have a happy day~L

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  31. Thank you for your lovely comment on my kitchen post. The red chairs look amazing. I love the look you have created. Red really brings them out! Lx

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  32. In love with your porch and I love the red!!! Can I have some wine with you :)

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  33. Red does ROCK!! What a beautiful display. I love the red rockers and your floral arrangements are gorgeous. I love the array of colors, just breathtaking. The mosaic table is very nice. Ok, and I need the zebra patterned pillow, another great touch!

    You ROCKED this outdoor space, love it! I also like your new profile picture, you are so pretty!

    Happy weekend to you! XOXO ~Liz

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  34. Everything looks fabulous, BUT the red rockers are divine! I love them!!

    Hope you've been well and enjoying life.

    Hugs,
    Marie

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  35. Becca thia is all lovely and vibrant! I feel happy just viewing the photos. What a great place to sip some lemonade. Love it!

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  36. Oh my gosh! I love these red chairs! What a great splash of color! I found your blog through a link party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  37. so so so cute! love those red rockers~ popping over from Feathered Nest Friday! xoox tracie

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  38. The chairs look great I would love to come over for a glass of lemonade!

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  39. Love your red rockers Becca. They pop! Your wreath is great too ~ love it all!

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  40. These rockers are just fantastic Becca!! I love red and the red rockers are so fabulous on your porch!! So summery and beautiful~ sharing this at FNF tonight~Thanks for linking up this week! :)

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  41. This looks so great Becca
    and I especially love your colorful wall pocket arrangement!
    So pretty!
    xx
    Alison

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