diy pool party {in curacao}

Well HELLO! to everyone.  I am so happy that everyone seems to be enjoying ‘this week {in curacao}‘, it has been so fun for me to spotlight Curacao, this little known treasure of an island in the southern Caribbean.

If you’ve missed any part of ‘this week {in curacao}’ you can get all caught up by clicking on the images below.

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Today, we’re taking a break from gallivanting around the island and we’re relaxing by the pool.
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And, by relaxing … I actually mean DIYing, of course.  🙂

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We’ve got (from left to right below) “Wouldn’t it be easier to just plug the extension cords in to each other than continue to move this table around?” Teri, “I claim to have two left hands but I’m actually pretty darn handy” Carol, “We could have the party by my pool and work on a bunch of my projects” Liz, and “I’m happy to take pictures and give positive reinforcement for your photo styling efforts” Suzie.  🙂

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I first have to say ‘Mwah!!!’ to these lovely ladies who have been very supportive of this here blog from day 1 … and also have to hear me talk about it all in real life.  I sure do love you gals! xo

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A few DIY tips might be appropriate here.

Tip #1!!! Consuming alcohol while working with power tools is frowned upon by many
Tip #2!!!  The wearing of gloves, safety glasses and maybe even masks during these projects would have probably been smart
Tip #3!!!  I can report that if you don’t follow tips #1 and 2 there is still a chance that you will survive unscathed … but please don’t take my word for it.  🙂

In between lots of laughs and an impressive amount of elbow grease by ALL (who is still exhausted today, ladies?) we took a tiled table disaster masterpiece from this:
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to this!
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And we turned an unused, extremely weathered potting bench:
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into a focal point, poolside bar!
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Beautiful, right?!?!
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Now … you might remember when we posted about a typical day living on an island … that was at Suzie’s house and you can find her impressive photography here.

And, if you’d like to see the paint technique we used on these tables you can find it here.

Tomorrow, sadly, is the last day of ‘this week {in curacao} … but it is a good one!!  Now that you’ve seen enough of the island to entice you to start planning your trip down I’m going to show you my 10 favorite free activities on this lovely island (the post is live here).  See you tomorrow!!

17 thoughts on “diy pool party {in curacao}”

  1. That’s my kind of party and those tools are right up my alley! Of course, your t-shirts and aprons could be on the next project runway too! You girls have some crazy DIY skills. And to do all that poolside on a Caribbean island – icing on the cake!

  2. It looks like so much fun! You all did an amazing job! The table looks brand new (or brand new vintage:)

    Have an awesome day!

    PS I am loving your Bachelorette posts!

  3. Maybe your Hometalk hosting goodie package was in one of those shipping containers that somewhat commonly fall off of ships into the ocean?! But your DIY shirts, so cute. And fantastic job on both projects but that poolside bar transformation is both amazing and beautiful! So is this group of friends your “board of directors” for your blog?

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