My talented designer friend, Rhonda downsized recently from a swanky downtown Houston loft to a cuter, than cute, duplex in the historic Heights section of town. She jokingly calls her new place a "SHANTY".
So, since I LOVE signs, I created this one for her front porch, using a recycled sign, some letters I bought from a flea market and mirrors that I mosaic-ed.Here's a look a little bit closer.
And here's the other side of the porch......her next door neighbor Brenda really lucked out when a designer moved in next door, didn't she? Plus, they also ended up being good friends...How Fun!
Blooming on the back porch is an okra plant with a beautiful flower. If you look closely you can see the okra on the top right of the blossom. She ultimately gathered about 10 pieces of okra off the plant. Pretty good for the first try!
In Houston it's a necessity to use drought-hardy plants in your yard. Otherwise, they end up being "crispy" in no time.
This cute little donky is "Pedro". Rhonda had freshened up his paint but she said he looked like a delicious chocolate donkey.
She asked me to come over and "work some magic" so I brought a tiny bit of paint and dry brushed him to show off his curves, and nooks and crannies.
And on the backporch stoop stands a pretty, perky strawberry pot with a sweet little angel guarding it from the birds and squirrels.
Looks like Pepe is sleepy, so I guess the tour is over. Rhonda promised to let me photograph the inside of her pretty little "shanty". You'll LOVE it! Check back soon!