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50 Shades of Green

June 25, 2012
by thenestinggame

Consider this officially putting the cart before the horse.

Of course since we started thinking about an outdoor space, I have been thinking about how to decorate it. The thing that I love most about our backyard is all the green, so I figure there’s no better strategy than to embrace it!

These shades will be my guiding green light. We already have a dark green wrought iron table and chairs and the Big Green Egg (both closest to the darkest shade).

Earlier this spring, I was totally taken by these candleholders from Crate & Barrel. Then, this weekend, I spied this $7 plant stand at Goodwill.


I hightailed it to Lowe’s for some spray paint. (I find that Lowe’s has a better selection of colors than The Home Depot.) I really wanted a lemony green like in the second paint chip, but I didn’t find one, so I bought a bright green closer to the third chip instead.

Oh, and I snagged those candleholders at Crate & Barrel.

I know this is a pretty small assortment of “furniture” and accessories, but I love the way the colors play off each other. And the gold dust bushes represent the colors perfectly in, you know, actual nature.

I can’t wait to get the full mix of greens going together.

Hopefully before the leaves change.

PS. See some pretty green rooms.

PPS. Shared on Rhoda’s Thrifty Treasures party!

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Shelley permalink
    June 25, 2012 1:32 pm

    It’s going to look so good! The second inspiration pic (from your pretty green rooms) or the one pic from your green inspiration board along with your finds all seem to have a similar vibe going on..awesome

  2. melissa permalink
    June 25, 2012 4:26 pm


  3. June 26, 2012 3:29 pm

    Love love love green! Especially the color in the plant stand, it looks great!

  4. June 26, 2012 3:56 pm

    ha ha – love this post’s title! i never had a true appreciation for the color until i married someone with the word “green” in his last name…

  5. kathyglo permalink
    July 1, 2012 12:33 am

    Very creative and lovely!!

  6. July 2, 2012 6:55 pm

    What a striking color! Love that find and love what you did with it.

  7. July 2, 2012 7:24 pm

    Love all those greens & I’ve been wanting that candle holder for months!

  8. July 2, 2012 8:40 pm

    P.S. Whn you get a chance please come over to my blog. I just passed an award on to you. :)


  9. July 2, 2012 8:54 pm

    Just found you via Southern Hospitality. I love your blog, and I ADORE that plant stand! Great find. I tend to gravitate towards greens myself. :)

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