Marriage Predictions

September 1, 2015 at 5:22 AM 4 comments

“I want our outdoor patio to look exactly like Josie’s outfit today.” I annoyingly announced to Graham to which he rightfully laughed at my ridiculous statement.

The outfit? Check it.


Cute, right? Kelly green, white and coral.  Can’t go wrong there.

Why am I blabbering on to Graham about baby clothes to patio transformations?

Well, let me back up here.  Handyman Graham is at it again.  See what Josie is standing on in the above pic?

Let me give ya a closer look…



Yes, Graham built this bench with his own two hands.  It’s amazing!!  Lucky me.  The painting wasn’t completely finished by the point of posting these pics.  If the painting looks exceptional that’s because I helped twice for about twenty minute sessions until I got bored and came inside to blog.  I’m all about team work.

So…I may be hands off for the dirty work but now my job begins.  What to dress the bench in?  I’ll be getting a seat cushion and a couple pillows made.

Could go Josie-esque…green, pink, white


Could go classic navy and white


Could go chambray and navy


Could go patterned


Could go solid

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You see the world is a bit too much my oyster now.  And pulling the trigger for myself, as a decorator, is a tough business.  I’m headed to the design center to widen my choices and further confuse myself.  The great fabric debate will continue until Graham tires of the charade and picks from a pile of fabrics I have strewn all over the patio, in the hopes that I will stop having goals of making our home look like things our two year old spills peach juice all over.  Marriage predictions, people.

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  • 1. deborah moore manning  |  September 1, 2015 at 5:51 AM

    Again, Kudos to Graham; I do believe he is Superman dressed in Dad clothes! I adore the Bench/Daybed; function, form and what a great photo place for Girls as they grow; same bench; changing Darlings! I of course would go all Taupe(in some form) because then I could change it up w/ different pillows, etc. Just back from visiting our Allison in NYC and of course we went to Mood, stayed 2 hours, could have moved in! Found great fabric for her flat (I’ll sew her pillows) and about 14 yards for my Mother of the Bride dress! Yes, I am thrilled and will have a local CdM Seamstress sew it up.
    The design has been in my head for months). Keep us posted on the Bench Story. . .

  • 2. Megan  |  September 1, 2015 at 11:47 PM

    love this post! the bench is awesome! i love all the inspiration, but the blues are my favorite of course 🙂
    we should go up the design center together next time!

  • 3. Nat  |  September 2, 2015 at 11:08 AM

    So jealous your husband built! Mine can barely hang a picture on the wall. Love the green, white and coral idea but I’m always a fan of classic navy and white.

  • 4. Kirsten  |  October 6, 2015 at 1:21 PM

    Catching up on your blog posts and my jaw dropped when I saw that bench!!!! Your husband is cute and handy! Now the million dollar question…please tell me there is some online tutorial that you consulted?! If so, I beg of you, please divulge.


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