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June 16th, 2008

An innocent little trip to Amanda’s blog made me trigger happy. Spray paint trigger happy. Amanda inspired me here and here. First the big planters, then DS’s old, old boots he wore ONE time when he went to Outdoor School in Vernonia, OR - and his feet grew the very next week. The park bench is next. And then I’m off to search for something else to spray in red and aqua. I’m eying my son’s John Deere. Yellow and green? Ha.

Kookoo for red and aqua puffs - Goin' crazy with the spray paint

I am the keeper of these roses. The previous owner of our home planted them and I do not know what kind they are. We call them Missile Pops because that’s what they look like when they’re budding…


And Pink Lemonaid when they’re blooming.


Happy Monday!

Edited in:  Paint is Krylon indoor/outdoor gloss.  Aqua is “Blue Ocean Breeze” and red is “Cherry Red”.  I did spray the black boots with a coat of white first to make the aqua pop.   

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38 Responses

  1. The fabulous Domestic Chicky allegedly said:

    Gorgeous roses!And what WOULDN’T look better with a bit of Aqua & Red?

    PS - I did the new colors @ the apronista - green is behaving very nicely. Although pink is…well, you know how pink is.

  2. The fabulous kathleen allegedly said:

    it’s total genius… I love the red and aqua in the garden and the way you recycled those wellies.

  3. The fabulous Marlene Bush allegedly said:

    I love those boots! I may have to go buy a pair just so I can paint them! And aren’t the roses beautiful….such a delicate color. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, marlene

  4. The fabulous shirlene harrington allegedly said:

    I think the rose is a Pink Peace rose. Everything looks great and if summer and sun ever get here to stay won’t you have fun!!

  5. The fabulous jen duncan allegedly said:

    So, who makes that lovely aqua blue spray paint? Do tell!!

  6. The fabulous Susan allegedly said:

    I’m going to St.Vinnies and find me a pair of big ol boots and then Wednesday when I go to Iron Mt. I will get me some of that spray paint and there ya go…I love the “boot” planters. Now, I just gotta figure what I will plant in them, but I do know I will put them on the deck! :-) Killer idea

  7. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    I am a total spray junkie right now. On any given day you will see nothing but spray paint on the blog. I want to paint it all.

  8. The fabulous Nanette allegedly said:

    I love it. The wellies are darling, too!

  9. The fabulous MichelleB allegedly said:

    Adorable! You come up with such cute stuff.

  10. The fabulous Sandra :) allegedly said:

    Aren’t those the boots from the infamous episode we like to remember as … The Night that Triskit Tipped Farmer Benson’s Cows???!!! You’ve done a lovely job covering up their former … errrr … cowtipped glory!!! ;)

  11. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:


  12. The fabulous lera allegedly said:

    I just used those two exact colors recently!!! The aqua for a child’s wicker bench and the red on an antique dresser I bought!

  13. The fabulous elizabeth allegedly said:

    OOOH! Looks so bright and cheerful…I’d love to come and see for myself. The rose looks like Chicago Peace, but what do I know.

  14. The fabulous Connie W allegedly said:

    The boots are so fun and the roses gorgeous.

  15. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    No, No, No! Leave the John Deere alone!!! It must be JD green!!! :) tee hee

    Those roses are gorgeous. People around here don’t have lots of roses. I miss them. We used to have Mr. Lincolns. They’re red and big and they smell FANTASTIC! I love roses, but they have to smell good.

  16. The fabulous Carlie allegedly said:

    I love love love your blog! I have never seen such a cute layout before. I would love to know who designed it!

  17. The fabulous sharon allegedly said:

    I’m lovin those boots and that red pot. Now you’ve got everyone running to buy boots. LOL!! And that blue spray paint. The color is awesome.

  18. The fabulous Busy Little Quilter allegedly said:

    How adorable! I never thought about spray painting boots! I’ll have to go buy some.

    The roses are beautiful.

    Thanks for crediting me with your adorable ideas. :)

  19. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    I actually have a can of that red right now! And you know what I wish I had, MISSLE POPS.

    And a cup of coffee at your house.

  20. The fabulous Tammy allegedly said:

    okay, those boots are DARLING!!!!

  21. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    Hey, Mon, greetings from beautiful Sweden. Just checking up on you. Sal has access to her email. Shoot her a line and we can reply. Off to Nas today. Yeah! K

  22. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    Those happy rubber boots are just perfect for our lives here in the Pacific Northwet. I’m so jealous! Some aqua boots just may show up on my front stoop. Would look rather nice with that red post box that resides out there…

  23. The fabulous Tanya allegedly said:


  24. The fabulous beki allegedly said:

    I *heart* spray paint!

  25. The fabulous jam allegedly said:

    I’m off to buy some spray paint. Thanks for the inspiration.

  26. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    It’s so YOU to put red and aqua in the garden — I LOVE it!!! Those roses are beautiful! I’m afraid to try them — too much work!

  27. The fabulous sara allegedly said:

    woo! Loving the color in your garden!

  28. The fabulous Cath allegedly said:

    Oh, those colors are gorgeous! The boots made me laugh… how perfect for the garden!!

  29. The fabulous Bren allegedly said:

    Love the aqua wellies! Sooo cute!. . . & the roses. . . Absolutely stunning.
    (Boy do I ever wish I had a giant can of “spray paint for rooms” right about now. . . !) . . . but I’ll just love on your much faster way to get color done! :-)
    xo, Bren

  30. The fabulous June allegedly said:

    What gorgeous photos! I love your painting projects and your flowers are just beautiful.

  31. The fabulous Pieces allegedly said:

    Very cute pot and boots. I’ll have to think about what I can paint. I have an old Tonka dumptruck in my garden. Leave it chipped and rusty? Or paint it new and shiny? I can’t decide.

  32. The fabulous Michele C allegedly said:

    Great spray painting job! Love that blue and red together. Adds a nice touch to your pretty garden. — Michele

  33. The fabulous da mole allegedly said:

    Oh mah gawd!! Ah am so in love. As the old saw goes … imitation is the sincerest! I am sincerely going to imitate you, girl. No, really. Sincerely!

  34. The fabulous Susan allegedly said:

    got the paint yesterday, i bought the cherry red and a different krylon that was purple.i went to st. vinnie’s today and got some boots. they are a dull dark blue but they will be shiney red and purple by tomarrow hopefully. i also picked up a pair of old folding chairs…hmmmmm…they’d look better painted i am sure…un oh

  35. The fabulous amandajean allegedly said:

    ack! i HEART those aqua boots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! really really love them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. The fabulous julie allegedly said:

    Those boots are absolutely darling! Such a cute idea…

  37. The fabulous Alice Grace allegedly said:

    I really enjoyed this post! I think the rose is one of the most beautiful I have seen! I was once touring a friend’s garden which had been chosen for an article in Southern Living, and she had an old pair of workboots that her husband was throwing away, and she had planted colorful flowers in it. I remember that most about her garden. I plan to do the same with an old pair of men’s boots I have here. Love your blog!

  38. The fabulous Seams allegedly said:

    My absolute favorite color combo is red and turquoise! what a fabulous idea you have with putting those colors in your garden. Those roses look like very healthy Peace roses! That is on my list of plants to put in my garden.

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