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Monday, October 28, 2013

My fall stairs shamed the boyfriend into powerwashing

 
It is the end of October.  Pretty clearly time to talk Halloween.  And still, as we have the entirety of November so stop the Xmas commercials and store displays would you please, time to talk of this glorious season of Autumn.
 
And with that, brought decorating.  And with that brought new pots-seriously, who looks for flower pots in the middle of October?  And with that brought mega super deals on said pots (it only took 7 stores but I love the modern feel, the fancy water system inside, and the thick material they're made of).
 
 
 
 And with that brought SHAME!  SHAMEFUL, these stairs!  SHAAAAMMMEEE!!!


I guess with the green/terracotta they didn't look so bad, but with these black ones, they match the stairs!  The dirty, grimy, BLACK stairs!  Look away.


Distract yourself with boxwoods and kale.


Ah, the wonders of power washing!  TAN!  Not black.  Contrasting, totally don't match the pots, TAN stairs!  Lily is amazed at the transformation, and the quick response of blog shaming.


As am I.


Some Halloween garden goodies.


My favorite metal fellow.


Let's look at the pumpkins before they are undoubtedly ravaged by the most hideous of all beasts.  I'm talking about squirrels.  One of the many banes of my existence.


 Enjoy, Happy Halloween, and Happy FALL!


 
 
 Partying as always, here: Monthly projects @ Evolution of Style Make it Pretty Mon @ Dedicated House Fall Nesting @ The Inspired Room  power of paint @ domestically speaking,  Places I've Been @ The Tablescaper,  Before and After @ Thrifty Decor Chick,   Sundays @ Suburbs Mama CraftomaniacMod Vintage Life, Motivate Me Mon @Keeping it Simple home stories a-z, nifty thrifty @ Coastal Charm, home stories a-z, tweak it Tuesdays, you're gonna love itTuesdays Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, be inspired @ elizabeth and coinspire me tues, lil luna, get your craft on, sugar bee crafts. sugar and spice @ 733, wow us weds @ savvy southern style, outdoor weds @ a southern daydreamer, wicked awesome weds @ handy man, crafty woman, beyond the picket fence,  whatever goes weds @ someday crafts, 52 mantles, spring into spring, Transformation Thurs @ The Shabby Creek Cottage, charm of home, vintage thingy thurs @ the colorado lady, Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple, open house @ no minimalist here, share awesomeness @ 36th ave, tutorials and tidbits, Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring, open house @ no minimalist here, happy hour @ Craftberry Bush, Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest, feature yourself fri @ Fingerprints on the fridge, my romantic home, jennifer rizzo, Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity now, free for all @ 5days5ways, Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage, frugalicious friday @ finding fabulous, thrifty things fri @ the thrifty grooveoverflowing w/ creativity @ it's overflowing, nifty thrifty sundays, under the table and dreaming., shaken together, seasonal sundays @ the tablescaper,   a round tuit

25 comments:

Stacey said...

Your porch looks great!

Eclectically Vintage said...

Beautiful - and can you believe the squirrels haven't touched my pumpkins this year - it's a miracle!
Kelly

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love those pots and the plants look awesome. I can't believe the difference in the porch! WOW! That metal piece is very cool! Happy Fall!

Diana Mieczan said...

WOW, what a fantastic transformation and I love your Halloween/Autumn decorations:) Happy Tuesday, darling.

Brandi said...

I love your planters. They look great against your stairs. Such a nice way to welcome guests into your home.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a great welcome look and such lovely planters. Fabulous lawn art and decor. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Jim said...

Interesting to see that.

Home Coming said...

Hahaha. Your headline made me laugh - but the stairs look great! I'm hosting a giveaway for two modern printed kitchen towels that you should enter! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-tea-towel-set-giveaway.html

Diann said...

Amazing job getting the stairs power washed. they look totally different. I bet you got a great deal on those pots. they look wonderful! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

Rhonda said...

Looks great! Thanks for sharing.

Seher said...

Wow, the stairs look fantastic! I love the plants too. The porch overall looks very inviting :)

Charlie DeRuiter said...

It looks great! Charlie @pickledokra.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

Love it!! I am thinking about flowers and plants too! I hate that all the Christmas stuff comes out so early! Let me enjoy my fall! Lol I'm hoping we'll be in our new house before too long so I still have time to unpack my Fall decorations! Floors are about done, then crown molding and baseboards, cleaning and then we'll be ready to start moving! :)

Christine Graves said...

They turned out great! and I love those new pots...

XO,
Christine

Emu E said...

Aww this is awesome, I wish I had fancy steps like that! Are you going to change it for every season?

The Single Nester said...

You should see my patio! Ick!

Ann said...

He did such a fantastic job with the stairs. I'm loving this time of year, the cool weather and all the oranges. Your pots look really nice with the plants. The kale is so colorful.
Ann

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a difference! Your porch is so welcoming! I love when my husband breaks out the power washer too!

Shabby Marilyn said...

Love the fresh look of your Fall Decor!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I wonder what I can do to get the hubs to finish painting our porch railing :) Thanks for sharing your fresh steps and pretty Fall d├ęcor at NTT.

Blessings,
Linda

Angela ~ Call Her Blessed said...

what a pretty porch =)

Miss Kitty said...

Love, love, love your pretty Fall pots! Have the squirrels found the pumpkins on the front porch yet? Hey, I think men secretly LOVE to power wash...it makes them FEEL powerful. It really DID make a huge difference on your stairs (but I would not have noticed the dark color anyway). It was fun to see your other Halloween decorations too.

Ellora Drinnen said...

Your fall decorations look great and the steps look new!! I so wish we had a power washer. Of course, I would be shaming someone into using it all the time too! ha! Looks great!

Jennifer BNHblog said...

What a big difference! Looks great : ]

creativejewishmom.com said...

love the pots and the stairs! Do join my linky party too, Craft Schooling sunday @creativejewishmom.com hope to see you there!