Monday, August 24, 2009

indoor outdoor purple



Looks like today will make Austin's 64th day of 100+ heat this year, and I just couldn't deal with any outdoor projects this weekend. Instead, I stayed inside and lost a few brain cells breathing latex fumes as I painted this cute little wooden chair to use as a plant stand for the back yard.


the whole gang



See the cool maroon-leafed plant in the forefront of the above photo? It's a Hawaiian Ti plant (Cordyline Terminalis 'Red Sister') I just bought, which will become a houseplant once/if temperatures get below 50. Praying mantis approves.

8 comments:

TexasDeb said...

I'll second the mantis approval. Plus another vote of approval for the adorably painted chair.

Just imagine how grateful we will all be for cooler temperatures and rain. A lesson in waiting and in appreciation this summer has been. Hopefully the drought/heat will be over and in the history books before long!

Neleh said...

How lovely! The whole gang..I love that.

Iris said...

Thanks, ladies!

Meredith/Great Stems said...

Great minds think alike, I guess. I found a couple of wooden kid-sized chairs out by the road during bulk trash week earlier this month, and I snagged them for plant stands. I intend to paint them, but they are nicely varnished and look good as is until I decided on colors. Nice job! Your chair looks great!

Iris said...

Meredith,

Thank you! I'm leaving the other two chairs in their "distressed" condition for now. I look forward to checking out more of your blog! (Do you have a Husky, too?)

renee/renee's roots said...

Iris, I love the painted chair, potted ponyfoot combo. And good catch on the praying mantis photo. He's a cutie!

Iris said...

Thanks, Renee. That praying mantis stayed there for more than five minutes!

Meredith/Great Stems said...

I do have a husky, Iris. He's a rescue -- we found him wandering the streets and unneutered and despite a month of searching for his owner, we couldn't locate the person. So we got him neutered, officially adopted him, and have been dealing with his mischief ever since! He's a handful, but we love him.