I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the mid 1970's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe, who is a Retired Letter Carrier. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before I had Knee Replacement Surgery and officially Retired in 2019 after 41 years working in Direct Patient Care ... I am LOVING Retirement!!!!


George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Patio Project, Joe's Side, Part 3, 2017


A few posts back, I shared Part 2 of what I call the Patio Project.........

But first, I want to Thank Maria, over at Our Home Away from Home, for featuring my post, The Patio Project, My Side, Part 2, from last week's Tuesday's at Our Home Party!!
 Thanks so much, Maria!!

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I shared my side of the Patio or where I sit in Part 2 of The Patio Project...............
If you missed this post, click HERE

In this post, I will be sharing Joe's side of the Patio.......
 This is what it looked liked when I gave you a sneak peek of Joe's side of the Patio.......
Well, I just could not help myself and decided to give the file cabinet that I use for garden supplies, a fresh coat of paint.......
And this is now how Joe's side of the patio looks.....
You may remember that I went on a painting binge to get the patio ready for the Summer Season....
This mirror also got a fresh coat of paint....
Joe bought more of the Valspar Spray Paint that Ollies was selling for $1.99 and bought several cans of orange......

 So I painted the file cabinet orange......
 I also painted one of the drawers the same yellow that I painted the table over on my side of the patio.........
 And I also found some new stickers for the drawers.....

 On top of the file cabinet......
 Soon, I will be planting my annuals as the weather has finally taken a turn for the good.......
 In the corner........
I painted this baker's rack a few years ago when I decided to use it as a Potting Bench........
I think it will be ready for a fresh coat of paint next year as I think I have done enough painting......
The final phase of the Patio Project will be done when we paint the concrete block ..........

We will be putting that off until we get some warm and dry weather...........

I hope you enjoyed seeing how we freshened up the Patio simply by using paint........
I will be sharing how the Patio looks later in the season when the pots are planted with annuals and hopefully when the concrete is painted.......

In my next post, I will be sharing another project that we did in the back yard.......
So I hope you will come by and visit  again!!

And thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

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  1. Your patio is so rich of many treasures. It's very colourful and well organized.
    HUgs Alessandra

  2. Bright and charming, as usual, Debbie, and that splash of orange on the cabinet is a bright note to greet you in the morning.


  3. Well, I read your post about your side of the patio, and I thought it was so creative and cute. So, now -- it's nice to see what you've done with Joe's side. You've been busy wielding the paint brush - haha! It's amazing what a difference a fresh coat of paint makes. As usual, everything is colorful and fun -- so many treasures to explore, so much to see. Now, I'm looking forward to seeing your next project out in the garden area.

  4. Debbie, you're amazing. Every time I visit here, I find myself wanting to come to your actual house and visit. There's so much to see, and you work so hard to make your spaces fun and welcoming!

    Hope your weather continues to be good and that you're getting to enjoy your outdoor spaces. :)

  5. Such a nice place to go out and enjoy the morning or evening. So much to see!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Karren :)

  6. Was due to your post, part 2 that we got our front porch spiffed up much nicer than it had been. Your porch looks so welcoming and comfy besides being downright pretty. You have lots of outside really nice decorations. You both did amazing job on each side of porch. Now go enjoy it as much as you can.
    Our front porch is much smaller but it works. Been having breakfast/lunch out there lately. Has gotten cold and raining - again, so not out there. Craziest Spring since we moved here in late August of 2004.
    Have wonderful weekend

    1. I am so glad to hear that you found some inspiration in my post!!
      Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and to comment. I can not find any other way to get in touch with you so I am doing it here, hoping you will see this.

  7. Dear Debbie I have read your column for several years and really enjoy it, can you give me advice on how to start a blog similar to yours? Helen

    1. Helen,
      I can't find any other way to get in touch with you so I am responding here!! Thanks so much for your interest in my blog and your loyalty in reading what a post!! I truly appreciate it!! Please email me personally so I can answer your question about stating a blog....... debbiedabbleblog222@gmail.com

  8. the new coats of paint on everything sure did freshen everything up just beautifully, makes it feel brand new!!

  9. Really fun and colorful Debbie. I love the baker rack! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. It's so lovely seeing Joe's side of the patio too Debbie. I can just imagine all the lovely conversations you both have sitting out there admiring what you've done and dreaming about all the changes you want to make. I hope the weather treats you well my friend so we can get to see the finished patio

  11. So bright and cheery! I love the update on the file cabinet! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  12. I absolutely love everything you have done here! It's so whimsical! Your color choices are absolutely amazing...all of my favorites!

  13. Hi Debbie, it looks lovely. My garden is so bare, I do not even have a table outside yet. you have inspired me to get started :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays.

  14. Debbie, I love the orange and all the colors on your patio! It is such a bright and cheerful space. I know your patio will be bursting with blooms soon too and I'm looking forward to seeing those as well. Hope you are enjoying your week! Take care of you and Joe!

  15. Giving you a feature today, Debbie! Thanks so much for your time and effort to stop over and link up with Let's Talk Vintage! Hop over to www.vintandco.com/blog

  16. This fantastic post is a HOME feature on the June You're the STAR blog hop: http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2017/06/youre-star-week4-home-june-2017.html


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