Sunday, August 23, 2009

~~A Better Cut on Metamorphosis Monday~~

It's time once again for Metamorphosis Monday. Hosted by Susan at Betweennapsontheporch. Click here for a full list of participants. You'll find a world of Metamorphosis going on.

I'm sure a few of you remember this post from Pink Saturday. Well, I was mortified when I went back and looked at all the pictures. So, today my goal was to get it all cleaned out and a bit more presentable. I got the loppers out and started cutting. You can see my pile of brush is starting to grow.
Starting to look a little better.
Yes, a little better yet.
Boy, what a mess!! lol
A bit more.....

The lamp post is still hiding.
Wow!!! I can actually see progress.
Now, that the brush is gone the lamp post is more exposed and looking a bit on the sad side.
Sad!? This is down right embarrassing. The vine was even growing on the inside. Shame, shame on me for letting it go so long.
So, I took out the glass and got it to soaking. Grabbed the ladder, gloves and paint and went to work.
First things first. We have to cover the light socket so it won't get it covered with paint. Then got busy spraying. Wow!! Huge difference. Huge!! Loving it.. lol
A short shot of the post. Looking better.
Mr. P had to get in on the action. We used Little John to put the brush in so he could take it off. ( As I was typing this post he stood over my shoulder and asked if he was going to be on the blog this week.. lol How cute is that?? )
Upsy daisy. You can make it honey. Pull a little harder.
Yippee !! He made it. Now, watch out cause here he comes. lol
I forgot to take pictures of the brush all loaded up. I'm sure you can envision that.. lol
Gosh I can actually see the lamp post.. :-))
A little closer
Oops!! Looked like I missed a spot. So, after uploading all of these pictures and scheduling the post I went back out, scrapped this area and resprayed. I couldn't leave it looking like this now could I?
Now, this looks a lot better than a few pictures before doesn't it?
And at the end of the day I'm still left with these beautiful blooms to look at. It's just a bit more pleasant knowing the brush is gone and the lamp post looks a bit more loved.
I hope you enjoyed my contribution to Metamorphosis Monday. Don't forget to swing by Susan's for a full list of those participating with their makeovers. Susan, thanks for hosting another Monday full of Metamorphosis's. hugs ~lynne~


KM Studios said...

Hi Lynne,
I have to tell you - I live in a pretty rural area & to see a tractor in my day is just awesome!Mr. P sounds like a sweetie!
You really magicaly whisp me away to the country side.

Your garden is lookin snazzy!! & the paint on that lamp post makes a huge difference. I love the eagle bird on top of the light.
Have you ever thought of painting the bird a bright color like - blue or red?
Reguardless -its lookin good!
great job!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Doesn't it always shock you what a picture reveals that you don't see when you're just looking around. lol The shrubs and the lamp look gorgeous now. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

Wow,Lynne. You've been a busy gal! I'm so impressed and everything looks great! I see a little fuzzy face trying to help too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Deanna said...

Looks great!
I wish I were as far along as you are with the yard.
Hoping in a few weeks to get caught up.
Was great to see what you have posted.

Susan (Between Naps On The said...'ve been working hard! Your work paid off, looks great! The lamp post looks all new again...fantastic! I love seeing Mr. P in your post...tell him Hi from all us out here in Blogland! :-)

Shirl said...

Hello Happy Pink Saturday!Adorable post!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Four Paws and Co said...

You were one very busy lady! It looks great & all your very hard work paid off. Great idea too - I think we have a few items that a new coat of paint would improve...
☺♥☺ Diane

Terry said...

Those crepe myrtles must he the hardest working plant out there. I glad you liberated our lamp post.

Stayathomemommy said...

How exciting! What a beautiful lamp post and the flowers gorgeous! This post was a lot of fun to read you even had the use the John to pick up the extras! Have a blessed week.

xinex said...

LOL! Mr. P is so cute in his tractor. Love the met. on the post...Christine

susan said...

I saw Saturday's post and didn't think it looked bad :)--you worked yourself to death!! It looks so good now!! I'm glad your husband enjoyed getting out and helping!!Have a good week!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You have been busy! Just a little paint makes many things look better. Thought you were going to cut the crepes down at first!

Mary said...

Lynne, you are so funny...loved this post, as always, and loved the loving hard work into making that lamp post pretty again. Crepe myrtles are so beautiful, they'll make anything they are next to look pretty! You live in a beautiful area...can we all come and play on your property? I'd love to drive that tractor just once! Happy Monday! Mary

santamaker said...

How rewarding it is to pour a little sweat equity into our yards! This looks great, Lynne!
Did you see Design Star? I was disappointed in the rooms they did last night. I think you mentioned you might have missed it a time or two...I think you can go on HGTV website and view the episodes.
Have a wonderful week!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Nice job Lynne! Incredible what a little paint and some pruners can do!

Hugs, Sherry

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

That looks like a lot of work, but it was worth it! Great job. :-)

Barb said...

Hi Lynne, everything looks ship shape and wonderful.

Wanted you to know I just adore your Fall pictures below. Wow!!!!

See you for the Rooster Party!!

Barb :-)

Carol said...

That looked like a lot of work, but it looks great. It's amazing what a little spray paint can do! What would we do with out spray paint and glue guns! It looks like you have a big place to keep up. Yard work is not one of my favorite things to do.

Designs on 47th Street said...

Lynn, I'm so proud of you for tackling this big project. I would have been worn out! It does look great and I know you are happy it's done. That is such a sweet, very traditional lamppost. I can just see carolers singing around it. lol! Oh, how I love crepe mrytles. love 'em and we can't grow them in my zone.

Great post, and thanks for stopping by my blog. ;)


WhisperWood Cottage said...

Love the photos of Mr. P. and the tractor!!


Chari at Happy To Design said...

Mornin' Girlfriend...

Girl, you are such a little "hustler"!!! And I mean that in the best of ways...hehe!!! You are always hustling to get something done...I sure admire all that energy you have!!! Well...what a beautiful your pretty pink crepe myrtle and that freshly painting lamp post! In fact, now I'm thinking about how our big ol' lamp post in the back yard could really use a new coat of black! But unlike you...I can't get up there and do'll have to wait for honey to do it! Hehe!!!

Well my friend, just wanted to let you know that I sure appreciated your visit to see my Brume de Rose tablescape (once again...hehe!) Thank you so much for the sweet comments!!! I also wanted to thank you for coming by my "Celebration Giveaway" just made my day with your sweet note!!! I sure do appreciate the birthday and blog well're the best, Darlin'!!!

Ohhh...I know that your bloggy anniversary is coming up too!!! Let's celebrate, Girlfriend!!! Got anything up your sleeve? Can't wait!!!

Have a marvelous Monday, Sweetie!
Love ya,
PS...wishing you the best with my book giveaway!!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Lynne,
Lovely! Your lamp looks wonderful; good job!!


Dolores said...

Good job, Lynne! The metamorphosis is beautiful.
So good to see Mr. P on his tractor...
Have a good week!

Tootsie said...

girl you worked your little bum off!!! and it looks great! love the light post!

Lori E said...

I am sometime shocked at the overgrowth in my yard. I recently saw an old photo of a section of my side yard and I was stunned. I went out and cleaned out the over grown plants and shoveled out all the pine needles. Hey look, I have paving stones under there. Who knew?

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

WOW!! talk about a whack job girl you done did it...Love that lamp post and I didn't see it lst time...Loved seeing Bill get out the BIG guns to do the clean up with...Hope all is well in your world my dear friend...Sorry it taken so long to get here today...Having problems with my darn back again...Hope you have a great week my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Lynne!

Thanks for sharing your little slice of heaven with us!

I adore your life!!!

Stop by---

love, kelee

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Lynne, that was a LOT of hard work, but it sure paid off. Your lamp post and your flowers look beautiful. Tell Mr. P I love getting to see him and Little John on your blog! laurie

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Lynne, that was a LOT of hard work, but it sure paid off. Your lamp post and your flowers look beautiful. Tell Mr. P I love getting to see him and Little John on your blog! laurie