Saturday, August 18, 2012

Patio Bliss

I came across this photo on Pinterest a few weeks ago and knew I had to have one off my patio!



I just happened to have a stack of old doors sitting in my garage so my husband built me a gorgeous little space off of our patio in less than an hour! Here's how my door haven turned out!


Oh, how I love it!!! Within minutes of Nate finishing it, I was out there decorating! :)








 The church where I work is undergoing a kitchenette remodel. I rescued this huge dumbwaiter pulley during the demo phase! It's way too heavy to hang in my house so I thought it would look perfect out here!


 I think I need to find some cute vintage gardening tools for this basket. 

Rusty horse shoes add a fun touch. My mom told me about turning the horse shoes the other way so the luck doesn't run out, so I'll be changing the way they hang. 
 





 I'll share with you soon what I made this cute little star out of. Any guesses?

 I absolutely love all the layers of chippy paint on this chair!!!!!






So what do you think of my new outdoor space!?!


91 comments:

  1. I love this! I think you did a fantastic job..so cute. I want to copy this...now just to find the doors:)

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  2. What a beautiful idea - you could even put a potting table in there - OMG I just LOVE this!

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  3. Fabulous! It looks like a great place for photo ops at your next garden party! I wish my junk stash included a pile of old doors.

    The star. Hmmmm.....you dismantled your neighbor's storage shed?

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  4. Wow Melissa, I love it! That's just what I need to take my furniture pictures in. Nate is so talented. Your a lucky girl. I already have three doors. Just need a couple more. Nice job!Dee from My Painted Stuff.

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  5. How nice this is. It reminds me of a time my parents moved into an old farmhouse. There was tons of doors and at the time I wasn't crafting. IN the dump they went. Boy,this makes me wish I had them now. There is so many great uses for them.. Hugs, Cindy

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  6. You lucky girl! I love it when hubby helps out. THAT CHAIR is gorgeous. What a neat nook! The horseshoes really pull it all together!

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  7. Gotta love the woman who sees what she wants and then puts it together. Nice little piece of patio "bliss".

    ~Bliss~

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  8. This is just SO sweet; I love it!!!!

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  9. I've pinned that same pic! Your's turned out so pretty and I love how you decorated it. Jockeys hang horseshoes the way you did. I guess I'm repinning, now! ~ Maureen

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  10. Great job! I am going to "like" you over at DIY Project Parade! Penny

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  11. I have a pile of doors in my garage. Traded a neighbor one of them in exchange for some repair work yesterday, so while we are digging his out, I will have to look for some to do this with. Another neighbor has a pile of them in his basement waiting for me to pick up. Might be able to make a few of these. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. You space turned out just adorable. I also pinned this and am on the lookout for some old doors. Now that I've seen your space I am all the more anxious to track some doors down and make one of these cute spaces for next spring.

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  13. Stopping by from It's Overflowing! I love your so very pretty space. I wish I had 4 old doors laying around, I can't even find 1 in my price range! I really like how you decorated it! I'd be tickled if you'd shared this over at Sunday's Best tonight! You need to share this!

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  14. Wow, so cute! Hmmmm.... now where could I put one of those!! :o)

    Tania

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  15. The doors and windows are fabulous as are your decorations, esp. the chair. What a great idea. Helpful to have a willing worker to just get it done so you could do the fun part. Nice work!
    Liz

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  16. Love, Love, LOVE it! SO creative.

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  17. Wow, tickled pink you shared with us at Sunday's Best - I really do love this and wish I had a bigger yard so I could have one too!

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  18. Oops, forgot to tell you I'm following you through Linky!

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  19. I am so jealous that you just had a bunch of old doors hanging around! Lucky, lucky. So many projects to do with old doors, but I love what you picked to do. The horse shoes totally top it off.

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  20. This is so dern cute! I am not sure which I love the most the horseshoes or the mason jars! Absolutely stunning!
    New Follower Too!
    ~hugs, jen

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  21. How SWEET! What a great little vignette you've created- Thanks for sharing!

    gena

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  22. very beautiful, romantic and relaxing. great project! great look!

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  23. You and Hubby did a great job- I love it!

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  24. WOW...so unique and adorale! LOVE it. The hanging mason jar vases are my fav! Visiting from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.

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  25. Oh my gosh girl!!! I love it :) I want one .... and excuse me? YOu have a STACK of doors? LOL I guess I better start storing up some doors. Thank you for sharing at The "Sunday Stop".
    Hugs,
    Bj

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  26. I LOVE your new outdoor space. Sooo Cute!! And that chippy blue and white chair stole my heart in the first picture of it. Absolutely charming!
    Mary Alice

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  27. I had pinned this picture too and it is on my list of things to do! I love how yours turned out!

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  28. what a great little space in the garden! i was going to say about the horse shoes, so good to know i've got it right.

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  29. That is sooooo incredibly cute!!! I could sit and look at this all day!!!

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  30. I just wanted to let you know that I featured your post today. Thanks for sharing! This is absolutely wonderful!

    http://fiveseventeenrepurposing.blogspot.com/2012/08/im-doing-reader-pick-at-take-look.html

    Blessings,
    Carrie

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  31. WOW!! WOW!!

    Let me say that again...

    WOW!!

    Love it! Such a charming spot and lucky you having those doors and a hubby who is handy!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  32. Now this is so clever. Cute, cute, cute. I love it. Hugs, Marty

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  33. I love those hanging canning jars - so cute and the white daisies - I definitely love those. Very cute idea all around.

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  34. I love it all but that husband's a keeper!!! In less than an hour? ! You two are clearly a great team!

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  35. Hey! i pinned this too on Pinterest... Too bad i don't have any doors laying around at the moment. Your patio and display are aDOORable!
    Now I'm off to pin it! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. I love your new outdoor space! How cute and I'm glad your mom told you about turning the horseshoes around the other way! My mom taught me that too! I've just discovered your lovely blog through White Wednesdays and am now following. Looking forward to reading more inspirational posts and admiring more beautiful photos! Feel free to visit me: pinkcherubmoon.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Leena

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  37. Total LOVE! I could move right in!

    Happy White Wednesday!

    xoRebecca

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  38. this is just absolutely adorable!!! it turned out so well, and what a fun feature for your space. I wish I could do something like that here, but I might need to adapt the "roof"- with our 8 months of wet weather, it probably wouldn't last long! ;)

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  39. Nicely done! Thank you for posting on Handyman, Crafty Woman's Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  40. Absolutely gorgeous!
    Greetings from Australia♥
    ~Pernilla

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  41. Wow...what a great space! Love it!!! Hopped over from A Creative Princess and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit. Blessings ~ Judy @ www.vintagestreetdesigns.com

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  42. This turned out fabulously...and in an hour for him to build! Love how you decorated it.

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  43. Ahhh I am in love with your patio and all the details you put into it. So so fun! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this with us.
    Karin

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  44. Awesome patio. I love it! I'm featuring you on Saturday! XO, Aimee

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  45. Absolutely gorgeous! Everything looks just perfect in this space. Megan

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  46. I absolutely love this!! What a charming space and delightful decorations--love the daisies and horse shoes! This is perfect.

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  47. LOVELY!!!!! Now I HAVE to have one too!!! I even have the doors to do it!!!! Very well done!!!!!

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  48. I think it looks fantastic... I'm on the look out for some doors now too! take care, maryann

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  49. Hmm, I have a couple of french doors, now to find acouple of solid ones!! Love this idea and how you decorated it as well.

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  50. Your inspiration photo did wonders at getting you what you wanted! Your 'door haven' looks wonderful.
    Love that dumbwaiter pulley. Your Mom sounds like a wise woman...I was about to say upon first glance...you luck was all running out.

    ...nice to meet, came here via CCC- Pat

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  51. So cute! I love this! I saw something similar to this on the HGTV show Junk Gypsies when they created something like this to make a photo booth.
    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse Party! I 'll be featuring this tomorrow. :)

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  52. What a clever hubby you have. I love how it turned out and your photos are beautiful.
    I'd love it if you'd consider sharing this at Shabbilicious Friday - http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/shabbilicious-friday-link-party-24th.html

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  53. Hello

    I am the husband of one creative couple. Cathy asked me to look at this. I have some building to do. This is just incredibly creative. Great job!

    Paul

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  54. So sweet...love every single detail!! I pinned that inspiration photo a while back too! Doesn't surprise me...we like the same stuff :) Laurel

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  55. Love your outdoor space. What a beautiful setting!

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  56. Great idea - I'm gonna have to re-pin!

    Popped in from Stuff and Nonsense's Fridays Unfolded.

    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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  57. This is adorable, what a great outdoor space. Love the mason jars and the chipped and shabby chair - love it all actually.

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  58. Absolutely gorgeous! So many pretty things to look at. The flowers in the jars made me pause and breath deeply...nice way to start the weekend. Featuring you on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/iGottaCreate

    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

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  59. Oh it is just gorgeous! I love working with old doors. I am going to have to keep this one in mind! I may just have to make one of my own!

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  60. This givs me an idea..i always try to make a space that provides functionality..so...im going to do a space like this and hav a bar feel to it..full of nooks/old crates and such below..and maybe ill hang the small childrens chairs on the walls for "storage" items..like extra ice buckets..or...a place to put fruits for the drinks :)to Cud also make this an outdoor potting shed as well..add a cupl benches on the outside of the left/right doors..and whalla..more display..hmm...so much cud be done w/this. Ty for the ideas.

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  61. What a charming outdoor space! Great accessorizing! I would be delighted if you would share your lovely space at Potpourri Friday, in progress. I have just become a follower and hope you will too!

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  62. So cute! Love the chippy chair too and good thing Mom caught the horseshoe thing - we can all use some extra luck! :)

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  63. AMAZING! So, where does one find these old doors...

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  64. This is incredibly gorgeous! I love it, and your daisies, and your dumb waiter piece! Beautiful accessories :)

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  65. I'm stopping by for a visit today from Six Sisters' Stuff!
    There are so many creative participants in this linky party. I'm on overload pinning, following and bookmarking.
    Your husband did a wonderful job. What a beautiful vignette. I could see myself sitting back with a glass of ice water, staring at it for hours.

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  66. Wow, what an awesome idea and soo cute. I love the hanging Ball jars. Do you have a before picture of the space?
    Would love if you entered our link party supporting Habitat for Humanity. You could win up to $150, have $100 donated to H4H in your name, and be featured on some pretty big blogs!
    http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/2012-before-after-series/

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  67. I featured your shabby garden shelter on Mod Mix Monday!

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  68. Charming, cute, awesome. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing:)

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  69. Love this!! so much too look at you did an awesome job! If you would like to Share it...I would love it if you did ahttp://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2012/08/features-6-share-it-one-more-time-6-and.htmlt Share It One More Time
    Just found you and now following.

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  70. Is this temporary or will it stay out all year - if yes - then how did you weatherize the top door? Cute and I also love the hanging mason jars.

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  71. Love it! The old doors, mason jors, daisies...amazing! Featuring this tonight! Thanks for linking up this week to the Creative Inspirations Linky Party!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  72. Oh wow, Melissa! That's gorgeous! You did a fantastic job - your decorative details are so pretty too! I'm including a link back in today's features. ;) Thanks for sharing your creativity! Have a great week!

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  73. That is amazing! Seriously, you can come to my house and decorate any time you want!! We'd love for you to share this at our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/08/riverton-housewives-round-up-30.html

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  74. Melissa--how wonderful that your husband is so handy... one hour! It's perfectly blissful!

    gail

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  75. Wow, really? Less than an hour???? Is your husband for hire in the SF Bay Area? You put it together beautifully, thank you for sharing at my party. Featuring tomorrow afternoon when it opens at 2 EST. -K

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  76. You're a STAR at I Gotta Create! Featuring you: http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2012/08/week-15-wildly-original-party-features.html

    Thanks so much for linking up!
    <3 Christina

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  77. I love the way this turned out! I've seen doors made up like this at antique malls, and I'ld love to try it out in my house, but I think the brutal sun where I live would definitely kill the wood within a month! :( So I'll just have to ogle at yours!!! Great job!!! Hope you are having a wonderful day, my friend!


    XOXO's,
    Jessie

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  78. Too cute it looks GREAT! But, the country girl in me must share with you. That some might say that your horseshoes are hung upside down. The myth is that your horseshoe needs to be hung in the other direction to keep your luck in. Hung the way they are the luck falls out. If you believe in that kinda thing;-). I am in love with your blog such cool ideas. Thanks for sharing. ~michelle

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  79. I love this, how do you get the doors to stay up and not blow over ?

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  80. I love this! Thanks for sharing it. I love daisies so much, so adding the chippy chair just takes it over the top!Great pinning material..

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