We hope this Monday finds you all refreshed and ready to hit the ground running! We’re slowly but surely getting there. We didn’t have the flu (THANK goodness) but we did have a nasty cold virus, and it’s still keeping me down. We’re getting there… 6 days later…
So I have to say, I’m kind of embarrassed to realize that after all of these backyard bliss posts, I never went through all of my sources.
I didn’t forget about it entirely, but honestly this is the first project of such depth that we’ve done, that required so many posts. So it took us a while to get to this part… (and the holidaisical apocalypse nearly ate us alive.) In retrospect we should have covered it first. ;} Still be my friend?
Here’s a few sources for this not-so-little-project.
Paint colors -
For the house, this was a drastic change for us, from what the house originally started at – UPS brown (it looks better on a truck, and no we did not pick that) to this…
House color: Benjamin Moore’s Cumulus Cloud
Trim color: Benjamin Moore’s Classic Gray
Door color: Benjamin Moore’s Corn Husk
It might surprise you that we didn’t go with the trim color for our Pergola. It’s subtle, and kind of hard to tell in photos, but in real life, we wanted the pergola to stand out a bit more than the trim. So we went with our old faithful + favorite white. It’s crisp and clean and striking. We love it.
We sealed everything with Thompson’s WaterSeal, and will go back for a second pass.
Our M is from the flea market in Nashville. I think the vendor is still there quite regularly. I believe we paid around 50 for it (??) this letter is huge, so I jumped on it, even though at the time, I had no idea where it would go. We also sealed it for the outdoors with more Thompson’s WaterSeal (spray) to protect it.
Chairs : I scored the chairs on clearance at World Market this summer. I stumbled across them online for 65 percent off. But they were no longer available. I’m pretty sure my sister scooped up the last remaining 6 on the face of the planet, in Knoxville and handed them off to my parents in Nasvhille who piggy backed them all the way back to yours truly. My family is used to my shenanigans at this point… and I am forever grateful. When I finally got my hands on them, they were a lot more creamy than they were in real life so I gave four of them a pass with Rustoleum Satin White + two with Rustoleum Satin Lagoon to brighten things up a bit.
We built the table from an old door, and had it topped with glass from our local glass store.
Our fabric sources:
1: Swavelle/Mill Creek Indoor/Outdoor Glamis Spa
2: Swavelle/Mill Creek Indoor/Outdoor Rossmere Caribbean
3: P Kaufmann Indoor/Outdoor Deck Chair Stripe Shell/Aqua – no longer unavailable, but if you know the name, and you love it you can scour the ends of the earth – they usually refill their stock, too.
4: Richloom Solarium Outdoor Kirkwood Palm
5: Yellow fabric - Swavelle/Mill Creek Indoor/Outdoor Hockley Banana
Our swing is from a local artist here (Montgomery, AL) who does metal work and has a booth on the main floor (far left) at Eastbrook Flea Market.
Oh! And the furniture on the other side, that you’ve spied in the past on our veranda are also from Target, but we purchased them years ago on clearance through their Smith and Hawken line. (Refinished by us.) It’s like a cross between their current Avignon and Brooks Island lines. If you catch outdoor furniture around late spring early summer every year, major sales and magic happen.
Those giant pots are from Ikea and were only 6 dollars each. They hold lime plants… which I am currently nursing back to health after the winter has knocked them down from staying in our house… more on that later.
I hope this sources post helps a little with any questions you may have had! While some of our finds are flea market or random discount finds, we hope it inspires you to search to create a beautiful space of your own. The best spaces are collected over time (and we believe for brownie points, scored on the cheap!)
We’ve gotten a few questions about pricing for all of these projects… Honestly, that’s a little impossible for us to share. Depending on your location, grade of wood you choose, size needed, tools needed, etc. everyone’s price will be different on this one. The price is a very hard thing to pass from one person’s structure to another. It is not apples to apples for several reasons. To get the best idea as to what it will cost you, we suggest to measure your size, take our shopping list provided in each post here to the local store and price it out. You have to remember what we pay for supplies here in the tropics of Alabama is probably not the same as in, say, the Southwest. Just to give you some perspective on cost : We did pay around 475 for our pergola, and when we looked for a quote on a standard size at our local hardware store, it was well over 3,000 dollars. You easily pay for the labor on something like this, so while it’s no cakewalk, in the end to us just like everything we do here it’s worth it in our book.
We hope this helps!
Thanks again everyone, and have an inspired day! If you build any of this please let us know, we’d love to see!