And here is what I have done to it! Check it out!
I also added two Shepard's Hooks with hanging baskets and some other planters. I am loving all the flowers out here!
Speaking of flowers - I am in love with these! They are called Mandevilla or Brazilian Jasmine. They have the most gorgeous blooms!
I am in love with them (I know I already said it once - but I mean it)! So much so that I am actually going to try to winter them inside once it starts getting cold!
They are sooo beautiful! They are supposed to bloom all summer long and can climb a trellis to over 15 feet high! I love em! I plan on posting so more pics later this summer so I can show you their progress!
And of course - every book nook needs a place to sit and read. Here is mine. My chair is a rocker - which I love. I also have an umbrella for the stand under that table that I can use to shade my fair-skinned self if it is too sunny! And of course, a comfy pillow!
Ahhh... now if you don't mind, I have a glass of iced tea and a book to get in to! Anyone got any good summer reads for me this summer?
**UPDATE - the "how-to" build these beautiful boxes is up! Check it out!
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And because this was my FAVORITE project of the month, I am also linking it up to the Best DIY Projects of May Party with Traci @ Beneath My Heart. Head over and check out the rest of blogland's favorite projects!