Relaxing on The Patio With An Old Find & Win A $25 Sears Gift Card!!

Contest is completed! Congrats Daniel on the win!! Remember my garden stool from my 5 Simple Tips To Make Spray Painting Easy?

It was a $22 find  that I spray painted and loved, but I had no place in the house for it.  As I said in the prior blog post, I have plans for the stool to go in my office, but I have not started my office makeover- it is months years away from happening.

With grilling season in full swing, the brilliant idea of actually using the garden stool outside came to me.  We do not have a garden, but we do have a patio with all our herbs in pots, so it is kind of like a garden.

So, while my husband grills, I sit outside and relax, and I enjoy NOT cooking.   In the summer, I love to drink a cucumber, lemon, and basil infused water.  (Let all ingredients chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.)  I also change out the basil for mint to mix it up sometimes.

I love this owl

Or maybe even some bubbly?  With added frozen raspberries... mmmm....

I can also sit on the garden stool, but it is is pottery and if you have not read my blog before, I am incredibly clutzy and sitting on a big breakable piece of pottery is not the best idea. (This is also why my husband does the grilling- fire and I do not mix)

Relaxing on the patio is a tough job, but I worked hard on the stool- time to give it some use!

See that little owl?  I love him- will share his makeovers soon! (Yes, he had a couple color changes)

I am very happy I found a place for the orphaned stool and hopefully when it is time to bring it inside, my office makeover will be complete (next winter?).

What activities do you and your family enjoy on your patio?

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  2. Drinking ice tea & blowing bubbles with my daughter.

  3. Having a BBQ!!!
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  4. If I *had* a patio, I would love to sit outside on a big, cushy couch, enjoy the breeze & play my ukulele! :)

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  6. My husband has turned our outdoor closet into a little workshop and I love sitting out there watching him paint his canvases and create his signs! It's so relaxing!

  7. I have been looking for a garden stool at the right price. I don't want to pay the normal prices. Great find!