Great Inspirational Idea : Dreaming of Summer and Creating a Backyard Movie Theatre
What did it do again today ?
* S * N * O * W *
Not enough snow to make it pretty, just the icky grey looking kind of day.
So I dreamt of summer.
Pottery Barn created an outdoor movie screen
I thought I would share their inspirational idea
since I am already daydreaming ahead to summer !
A girl has to do, what a girl has to do….to get through the snowy blizzard days of winter.
~ DAYDREAM ~
This is how I want to design my life this summer :
CREATE A BACKYARD MOVIE SCREEN
Watching a favorite movie outdoors is a fun and special warm
weather activity for kids and parents alike
And all it takes are some simple materials
plus a little creativity
to transform your backyard into an outdoor theatre.
Setting Up Your Outdoor Screen
What you need:
2 thick, white queen–size ironed flat sheets
Top pole 1.5″ diameter x 10′ long
Bottom pole 3″ diameter x 10′ long
Rope — 2 different thicknesses
Step 1. Start with two queen–size ironed flat sheets. Sew them together with white thread so the long sides are joined creating a tube.
Step 2. Insert the 1.5–inch diameter pole and let the fabric hang down.
Step 3. Attach thicker rope to the ends of the top pole so that it can be attached to a tree.
Step 4. Once attached to a tree, slide the thicker pole through the tube created by the sewn sheets so that it creates a weight at the bottom of the screen.
Step 5. Attach thinner rope to the ends of the bottom pole.
Step 6. Insert two tent stakes directly beneath the bottom corners of the screen, tie the thinner rope to both of the tent stakes and pull taut. This will insure that the screen doesn’t sway in the wind.
Once your screen is set up, create a casual, comfortable seating arrangement using plush cushions covered in fade–proof fabrics and soft, moisture–resistant pillows.
Lanterns strung overhead and several groups of flameless candles set a laid–back mood, and a fun banner hung over the screen adds a celebratory feel.
I would personally hang my DIY GRAPEVINE BALLS. Easy sneezy breezy to make.
A few simple drinks and snacks are all you need to complete your outdoor theatre.
I recently discovered a refreshing blog called
Shelley has some fantastic recipes on her site too.
For creative twists on a movie–night classic, try Pottery Barn’s popcorn recipes. The popcorn recipes look absolutely divine.
To the Design Studio of POTTERY BARN for this great idea.
~ Dreaming of Summer ~