DIY Project Parade – Outdoor Decorating

Happy Mother’s Day! 

I thought a long time about what to get my mom this year.  I decided to make her two outdoor signs.

My mom’s home is the gathering place for summer parties and family get-togethers.  She has a swimming pool and patio with outdoor chairs, bar and dining area. It’s right off the basement equipped with everything needed for entertaining (a bar, lots of seating, pool table, etc).  To redirect guests to the back yard, she tacks a handwritten note on the front door to “go around back”.  

I made her a sign to lead the way for guests so she doesn’t have a tape a note to the front door anymore.   Materials:  a wooden arrow sign, Deco Art Patio Paint, vinyl as stencil and Polycrilic sealer.  

Turn the sign, and it’s a welcome to the front door when a pool party isn’t going on…

Last year she bought this outdoor fabric:

and over the winter, I sewed new cushion covers for her bar stools and gave her swing a new seat cover, armrests and canopy.  I have no desire to sew again any time soon!  Hardwork!
I used a piece of left over fabric, a wooden plaque, Deco Art Patio Paint and Decoupage to create a fun coordinating sign for her covered patio area. 

See the full tutorial at 
DIY Club

For her birthday…I’m thinking fun outdoor lighting might be in order.  Something like this would be perfect:

Shady Lady Outdoor Atmosphere Pendant

and these outdoor chairs around the fire pit would be perfect too…
Uwharrie Hatteras Chair


Do you have a DIY project to show off this week?  I’d LOVE to see it!  Or please visit the links to get inspired!

The DIY Show Off

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