The deck needed a little character I thought...and what could I do? And cheaply....
The first thing that sparked the idea was adding an old door to the back of this make shift bench we built last year. The old door did the trick and made me want to do more.
So I added a window in the open space above it. Perfect...but then I wanted more!
So I came up with the idea of building an open frame around the uncovered part of the deck. I knew I wanted to add more old windows, so this idea was perfect! The frame only cost a little over $20. I already had the stain and the door.
My kind of project!
My kind of project!
Mom had found an old crib by the road that someone was throwing away. I've used parts of it in different places. These spindles have been in the garage calling to me to do something with them....so this is what I did. I can't wait to go to our Farmers Market and buy some HUGE hanging baskets of flowers to hang on the brackets. I think that'd add the finishing touch, don't you?
I left a window out of this open space on purpose and on the other side of the other two. Trying to not get it too busy looking....I am not a fan of that.
I pulled out all of the cushions I made last year and the umbrella cover. The smelled so good! My cushions all faded from the sun, but still were in great shape. So I seen no need to make new ones....easy peasy!
I also painted my table white from the pink I had done last year. It just looks better with all of the white I think.
I made the sign over the entrance...but want to find a large scrolly piece. I may take the one down that I have in the laundry room and put here if I don't find one soon. Things like this drive me crazy...
I cannot wait for the petunias to get all nice and bushy!!!
Flowers make everything look so much prettier! They fill in bare spaces and add a cozy touch....
This deck is still in a "work in progress" state...so I'll be posting more photos of the updates, and when my flowers grow. (Happy Face)
I've held onto this wicker chair all Winter long in the garage....I am so happy I did! It used to be in our Master Retreat.
I had to buy some ferns....I love how they soften up surroundings and give that beautiful green pop to blah colors.
Last night, I came out carrying my cushions and knocked over my petunias here....I have to replant them with more dirt since most of it is laying on the ground, lol. I was so mad at myself for being so clumsy!
And to think, this all started from an old door....