Monday, August 24, 2009


The wicker transformation has begun. I have taken them all down from the barn loft and have brushed all of the paint flakes off them.

They are sturdy....they just need a new coat of paint.

If the rain stays away, we will paint them today....

What are you doing this week? Any great plans? I would love to hear about them.
Welcome Home,


  1. ahhh, how I love wicker. This should be a fun project...they will all be so pretty when you are finished. Pretty and just waiting for their new home!! How exciting for you, dear one.

  2. Hi Penny,
    I love wicker too!. My daughter keeps trying to take my love seat home with her I have in the back yard. May be I'll give it to her and buy me a new one. I can't wait to see your wicker all painted new again.
    I have been working on my bedroom for the last two weekends, but I need more time to finish. This weekend coming up I will paint the walls.
    Enjoy your day,

  3. I bet you're getting more excited each day as you get closer to the closing day.

    I'm curious as to what kind of paint that you're going to use on it. I have some wicker furniture stored that my daughter wants to repaint and put on her back patio.

    Debbie V.

  4. Hi Penny
    That is a lot of painting but they will look great when they are done. I'm working ona couple of new sewing projects: some quilts made with old shirts, sewing a lot of fabric together to make enough yardage to cover 2 of our dining room chairs, finishing sewing the binding on another quilt, volunteering at the church, babysitting for a friend,taking someone out tomorrow to show where the consignment and antique stores are because she is new to Charlotte, having our church group here tomorrow night and in between doing the regular household chores.
    Hope you have agreat week.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  5. Are they getting ready for their new home on that pretty porch?

  6. WAIT!! I like the painty, chippy look, don't you? I wouldn't paint them, but then again, that's just me. It's all pretty anyway regardless of what you decide.

  7. Penny,

    You have some beautiful pieces there!! I can't wait to see how they will look finished!!


  8. Penny I love the wicker and I have caught up on your previous posts!Such a wonderful time for you.. a NEW beginning ..a new house..oh all the ideas that I'm sure you have for decorating!!So-o-o-o many china cups!! No wonder your art is so amazing!
    Well this weekend I will rest up for my ~big day~ on Tues..#2. This is a GOOD week for me...lots of energy!! hugs aNNa xo

  9. What a huge they have just been waiting for your new huge porch...... they will be soooo perfect. Have you decide what color cushions? I am pulling for red..

  10. Can't wait to see them. Enjoy your painting. No plans for me this week.........just school, school, school................

    I am counting the days until we make our trek to Hendersonville for apples!! I am REALLY looking forward to a change of scenery.

  11. Love your wicker chairs, Penny. They will be just perfect for your new porch.


  12. Hi Penny! Oh, you have a lot of wicker - I love it! You're going to be a busy bee, aren't you? Have fun.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. I'm looking forward to seeing how your wicker project turns out Penny! This weekend we are headed up to the cabin. I am hoping to do some kayaking and get a new photo of my loon baby!

  14. Hi Penny, I should be painting my wicker furniture on my porch. After the winter it is looking kind of rough. We were gone so much they didn't get their usual paint job yet this year.

    I selected green to paint my guest room as you suggested. I brought several paint chips to pick just the right green. I forgot about the chips until you asked what projects we are working on. Now I will have to wait until daylight to really check the color choice. I am excited to get started.

    Have your new house inspections etc. all passed? I hope so.


  15. Hi Penny;;; oh I love your wicker set.. I can't wait to see it all painted up and pretty, with lovely soft comfy pillows.... this week I have some very great finds from our huge Good Will over the weekend,, that I need to get photos of and show them and then do some magic....

    Have a great week.


  16. Hi Penny,
    I love wicker. It really does stand up well and all it takes is a fresh coat of paint to look good as new. By the way, I'm sending you the Splash Award, too. Come and get it at your leisure. :)

  17. They are going to look good as new after you get through painting them. Are you going back with white?

  18. Penny the wicker is going to look wonderful.
    I will be getting the second kid off to college this week,
    he leaves this weekend.
    It is funny because my plans stop at this weekend and I have not
    planned anything past that point…
    I think I am resisting the empty nest.


  19. I'm anxious to see your technique. I painted some wicker this spring and it's already flaing off. I used a spray paint for wicker. Maybe I should have put a clear sealer coat on them? Thoughts?

  20. Wicker is wonderful! Yes!
    And I can't wait to see yours in your wonderful new home!!!!