Our friend Bonnie is a beautiful soul, filled with creative juices always looking for an outlet. My sister-in-law Michele is Bonnie’s part time creative mate, with a wonderful creative side herself. I asked Bonnie several months ago if she would undertake a makeover project for my “side deck” area. We’ve always felt this little tucked away spot would be a nice place to have a glass of wine or another gathering spot for people at a party.
For some reason over the eight years in this house, we’ve never gotten around to “decorating” much outside. The spec novel is certainly usable. I just never busted a move to do anything with it. Until now, and I just coordinated.
Bonnie had Sydney & Riley over to her house a few weeks ago to do some pottery & plate projects for Mother’s Day. She found bright pillows to bring out the more earth tone-y colors of the flagstone and cushions. She found a great little table and some solar lanterns.
Bonnie & Michele came over and did the transformation Monday morning. I didn’t see it until I came home at 5. The girls led Meredith out to the deck (eyes closed) and surprised her. Then, we had a nice dinner on the deck, food served on the plates Syd & Riley designed & help make.
Bonnie & Michele, thank you so much for having the mind and eye to make this area come alive. I love you both. Here are some photos of the project: