Black and White Yard Revisit

Hi everyone!

Well, we finally had a few non rainy days here in a row! Some our flowers are finally having the chance to bloom. It is so exciting. So, I have been taking advantage of doing a little of this and a little of that out in the yard. I'll be showing some pictures soon.

Today, I thought for my "revisit a past post" I would share this one from last summer. I hope you enjoy it!

I will be joining:

Summer Sales
Sunday Favorites
Seasonal Sunday
Sunday Showcase Party
Metamorphosis Monday

Although I have been adding a lot of splashes of color to our little lawn area this year, I also have a little "Black and White". Now keep in mind, this is still a work in progress. As I get things done and added, I will show you.

I showed you a couple of weeks ago a few of my "Freebie" curbside pickups. The white wicker chair and the little wicker table. They both need repair but, until I get to that, right now they are just creating a little black and white vignette outside.

I did clean and spray paint the little table white. That made a huge improvement!

Here is the before:


You remember my thrift find birdcage? Well, that went from green to black.

Troy did a little dumpster diving the other day and found several large plant pots. They were in good condition but, needed a little TLC.


I knew I wanted to paint it black.


It looks much better. But, it still needed something. I went to my craft supplies and dug out this wall sticker that I had bought for a different project way back when and never used. So, I will just use it on the pot.

Hum, it is a light grey translucent sticker. Not gonna show up. Oh yes it will! I'll just spray paint it white!

Let's see if that works! Oooh, I like it!

After After:

I added a poor neglected Dehlia plant to it. I got it clearanced at Walmart for $1.50. And now she is coming back to life! Yippee! Yes, it was way worse than this picture!

And yup, that is my freebie curbside wicker chair.

Then I took this black iron candlestick that I showed you along with this iron and glass thing, I am not sure what it originally was for but, I got it for $1.00. One of the blue metal square planters with the pretty little decorative "cage" thing around it that I got at the flea market and made this.


First I spray painted the square iron thing black. It was originally a bronzy brown color. Then I had to glue the square glass piece onto the square iron piece.

I glued the glass to the candlestick. I also painted the metal planter black and the wire cagey thing white.

I ended up with a small little table which I topped with the metal planter filled with white petunias.


Last weekend I hit a moving sale. Okay, people call it an "estate" sale but, if you saw this house you just couldn't bring yourself to use the word estate in connection to it! But, I did get some cool stuff for very low prices!

And one of those things, was this white wicker box. As you can see, the lid is missing. But, I thought it was still in pretty decent shape and for $1.00 I decided to take it home with me! It will get some redo help in the near future but I thought I would show you it anyway.

So, that is my "Black & white" area in my yard. Like I said, it is still a work in progress.

Here is how much that area cost me:

White wicker chair ~ FREE (curbside pickin)

Wicker table ~ FREE (curbside pickin)

Candlestick ~ $1.00 (SA)

Square iron & glass thing ~ $1.00 (Yard sale)

Square planter ~ .20 cents (part of a grouping bought for $1.00 at Flea Market)

Large planter ~ FREE (dumpster dive)

Delhia ~ $1.50 (Walmart clearance)

White petunias ~ $1.25 (Walmart)

Dirt ~ FREE (our compost)

Spray paint ~ $2.00 (Home Depot)

Wicker box ~ $1.00 (estate sale)

Bird cage ~ $2.94 (Value World)

Wall stickers ~ $1.00 (from craft stash)

Total cost ~ $11.89

Not bad!


  1. I remember your black and white area but had forgotten that cute pot makeover. I really like how that turned out! Hope you are having a great weekend! Hugs, Linda

  2. Love the look - the power of paint can change a look so drastically! I am feeling inspired to get out the old spray paint and spruce up somethings around this house. Diane

  3. Wow! I am impressed. I am attempting my first (small item) spray painting this week. Hopefully it will be OK so I can post about it. But this is great. That planter with the saying? I say it could retail for $29.99. xo,

  4. Wow! You did a lot for 11.99! Your area looks great!!

  5. I would never have thought of painting that vinyl saying. What a great idea. Your spot looks great. I passed a pile of stuff today, but I haven't gotten brave enough yet to stop and pick anything up.

  6. WOW!!!Beautiful and what bargains too...NO ONE would guess they were such incredible prices AND free! I LOVE the little wicker table and chair! Thank you for sharing with us.
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  7. You have way too much fun!!!!!! :D :D Love the pot!

  8. What great finds! The white petunias are the perfect finishing touch. Linda

  9. Love the planter Diann, great words to live by! Happy Sunday:@)

  10. I would love to go shopping with you Diann. You sure know how to spot a bargain.

  11. Great ideas, what a transformation! I love the live love laugh on the wicker. you put everything together so beautifully!

  12. Hi Diann...

    Ohhh...what great treasure finds, my friend! I love all the pretty white wicker items! That chair is fabulous! Now that it's a year later...was wondering what you decided to do with the large wicker box? Girl, you are so creative and talented! I just love how the black decorative iron table turned out! I don't know if I would have come up with that great idea! It's awesome! Your black and white garden vignette is really beautiful, sweet friend! Thanks so much for sharing it with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party this week! Such a treat!

    I hope that my little note is finding you and your sweet family doing well! Do ya'll have camping trips in the works for this summer?

    Have a super Sunday, dear friend!

  13. Oooooo - - - I LOVE the black pot on the white wicker chair. I do so hope I do all those three things your pot advocates.

  14. I really like what you've done with all of it-especially the words on the pot!

  15. You are the first person I have heard ever even THINK about spray painting a sticker.
    Oh I know there are some crazy DIY sites out there that believe ANYthing can be spray painted, but I have never heard anyone say I'll change the color of this decal.
    The results are amazing.

  16. So gorgeous!! I so love the chair and the birdcage. And to create such a beautiful area for so little money? Love it!!

  17. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays. Sorry to be so late in visiting, but I've been away.

    - The Tablescaper


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