Posted in Decorating Adventure

Join Me for a Decorating Adventure

I am redecorating my home, both inside and outside. I am also doing a few DIY projects, like building a pergola on my back porch, and laying flooring throughout my home.

As I decorate, one of my main goals is to keep my home pet friendly. I have two adult Labrador-mutt “puppies” that allow me live with them. Since they rule the home, I will be decorating for them.

In this blog, you will see pictures of the areas that need decorating, descriptions of what need to happen, with helpful pictures to help you visualize the descriptions, and if necessary, DIY videos.

Some of the helpful pictures will be of items like knickknacks, furniture, curtains, and plants. Other pictures will include paint colors, cabinet facings, light fixtures, and flooring. Finally, some of the pictures will be of items I already own.

Just for the fun of it, I will include pictures of my puppies, which can also serve as a reminder of why we need certain designs.

Please, join me, and I will lead you on an adventure in Decorating Tails.

Posted in Decorating the Pergola

Decorating the Pergola

We already have a green table for dining. We also have a small green mesh metal coffee table. We need seating. I feel like some sturdy metal chairs would work, being interchangeable for dining and relaxing, and also bringing in pops of other colors. Chairs like the photo below would be perfect!

It would be fantastic if I could make use of all those empty planter pots on my patio. It would be even better if I used the pots to grow plants that are natural mosquito repellents. Naturally, Citronella would be the first plant on my potting list. Marigolds, Geranium, and Lavender can bring me some beautiful blooming colors while they work their mosquito repelling magic. (See below for images of Marigolds, Geranium, and Lavender, in that order.) Basil, Peppermint, and Rosemary can serve a dual purpose as well. They can repel those pesky mosquitoes and be the beginnings of a patio herb garden.

As a finishing touch, let’s add lighting to my new outdoor room. I absolutely have to have twinkle lights for the ambiance, but that won’t be enough lighting. I would also like to hang a ceiling fan light fixture with a dimmer switch for the light. The fan will keep me cool on hot summer evenings, and the light will be bright enough to eat by, but not so bright that it will ruin the effect of the twinkle lights. Finally, I can put a nice big cooler out on the porch to keep some beverages chilled.