Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My Mom's A DIYer TOO!


This is my mom's patio out in La Quinta California that she just freshened up. Funny thing was that we were both doing our patios at the same time and we didn't even know it.  Does that happen with you and your mom?  It happens to us all the time! 
 Meet my mom! 

Here we are waiting to get into the Ellen Show last year.  Isn't she a doll?  I could go on and on about how wonderful my mom is but today I wanted to show you what a great Do It Yourselfer she is.  Growing up there were always projects going on around the house.  
Sewing, crafting, remodeling, you name it! 
 That's where I get my fearless DIY spirit! 
 Thanks MOM!!! 
 Let's take a look at the before and after and
see what she's been up to.
 She practically LIVES outside on her patio.  Out in the desert the furniture takes a beating and so do the cushions.  Dust, Dirt and sun have dulled the look of these.  
Besides, Mom just decided it was time for a change.
So, after watching me recover a chair in dropcloth fabric, she decided to use it as her base fabric and then she can add different pillows as her moods and the seasons change.  She made cushions for this chair and the setee above,

A bench cushion under the window seat ,
The patio chairs (that she painted last year)
and even a lamp that she had made a custom cover for last year.
Here's how it looks now.  Don't you love the fresh and summery look now? 
 Love the colors! 
 The white cushions really make a difference.  
The lamp turned out so cute!

Polka Dots!  
What a cute pattern on the chair.
She even painted her "Terracotta pots-turned upside down for tables" and placed the fabric underneath the glass.

Thanks Mom for sharing your patio with us and also for always encouraging me to DIY!
Love you!
Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves,
XO Cindy


I'm linking to Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays 
 Judy at DIY by Design
 Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays

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9405018--Pat said...

Love it!!!Thanks for sharing

The Desert Rocks said...

I know you're mom is a sweetie, but I didn't know she was sooooo talented. I live in La Quinta too and the heat fades out all my cushions. Great post! Great ideas!

Olive Cooper said...

Cindy, your Mom's patio is gorgeous. The cushions are beautiful. I found some drop cloths on clearance Sunday and had Joe read your post on outdoor curtains. Now when it happens is another story as we are easily distracted. xoxo, Olive

Judy Bigg said...

So sweet to see your picture together and I agree she is talented and I see where you get it.

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

Your mom's patio is beautiful! I love the fabrics she used!

Mary said...

Dear Cindy: Oh yes, the patio is sooooooooo inviting, colorful, and a delight to the eyes. Your mom is talented. I see where you & Cheryl get your expertise in your decorating. Love, Mary

Cindy said...

Hi Mary, Thanks! It's also where we get our "homebody" and "Nesting" instincts! LOL, love you!

Cindy said...

Thanks Judy! It's just too bad that we don't live closer!

sharon harper said...

Hi Cindy,
My name is Sharon Harper. I am Lee Harper's daughter-n-law. I have been following your posts and LOVE, LOVE your home!! Anyway, I have been trying to pick out a paint color for my kitchen and I am having such a hard time. I have toffee maple cabinets and a maple color pergo kitchen floor. If you could offer any paint color suggestions I would really appreciate it!!! By the way, your mom is one terrific lady!!!!! Thanks so much!!! Sharon

Cindy said...

Hi Sharon,
Thanks so much for following! I would love to help you! Why don't you send me a few pictures with you email address and I will look them over.
Give a kiss to Aunt Lee!
XO Cindy

cdritchie00@aol.com
^^ those are zeros...

missy said...

What a creative duo you are..Beautiful...Love the fabrics...

Judy said...

I love all of the changes your mom made to her patio. She's a talented DIYer. I love all of the fun colors. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

Honey at 2805 said...

The changes are so fresh and colorful!

Hope you will stop by for a fun glass bottle platter giveaway!

I'm back from an extended blog break and hope to see you again at Potpourri Friday!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Love all the bright and sunny colors! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from DIY by Design. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-7.html Hope to see you at the bash! Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Designs By Pinky said...

I just LOVE your Mom's patio! I love the colors she chose for the NEW cushions, itis so bright and cheerful looking. Thanks for sharing. XO, Pinky

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This looks awesome. I am hosting a giveaway. A chance to win a 50 dollar gift card to HomeGoods. Would love or you to drop by :)Thanks Anu

Babs said...

Your mom did a great job! Her choice of colors and patterns are so cool and refreshing.
Babs

Kelly said...

It's nice to meet your mom! I can see that y'all share the decorating gene too. She did a great job on her patio!

Maria Elena said...

Cindy, your mom's patio is gorgeous. She did such a beautiful job! I love, love the fabrics she used! And the lamp is my favorite! So pretty!

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

I am a new visitor from Blondie's Journal (and your newest follower!) and I am tickled to meet your mother. She sounds like my mom-a real doer. It will be fun to learn more about your style, too!

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