Balcony Progress

I now understand why I was so reluctant to do something to the balcony.  It involves carrying heavy stuff up and down the stairs.  All the heavy stuff must be put in a big bag so the stairs don't get dirty.
 
I painted a pot I was going to throw out because it looked bad.  I painted it "Oiled Bronze".  (The one on the right, and this is the "after".)
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I like the dark color.  Remember this is sunny Southern California, bright glaring light.  A spot of darkness is soothing to us here.  It's something we can look at without sunglasses.  

The moon last night created the same brown/blue combination:
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I like terra-cotta, but the house already has a lot of terra cotta. 
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I like the dark sweet potato vine foliage matching the dark pot. 
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The combination in an Agave leaf:
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Created by a full moon:
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Onward...

Comments

  1. Beautiful skies, such a lucky coincidence that the colourcombinations are like your balcony outfit.

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  2. Yea! You go gardener! Heavy things up stairs...where's that mow and blow guy when you need him?

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  3. Yes, you make a good point about lugging heavy plants up to a balcony. Glad my apartment / patio is ground level, as I hadn't thought of that issue. Also good on some deeper colors and no terra cotta...can't wait to see what you do...or what I do once done with the inside.

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  4. Oh you did a great job on that pot, I love the oiled bronze color too. Funny how we here in the PNW have the opposite problem, we crave bright things because we spend so much time in the dark and gloom.

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