May 16, 2016

Spring Deck Makeover!


Hi guys, this Spring I gave our deck a fresh makeover and the color that has me inspired lately is navy blue!  

This sectional used to have back cushions but because the size of this outdoor sofa is smaller in scale sitting here wasn't very comfortable, the seat depth was too shallow.  So I removed the back cushions and added throw pillows in various sizes to help make the seating deeper.  And my solution worked because this baby is super comfy now!

Check out our new umbrella below.  The nice people from DFOhome sent us this 9 ft. beauty to Review, and when it arrived I seriously did a happy dance!  We love it, It's made from quality sun and fade resistant fabric, which is important because our deck sits in the sun nearly all day.  
DFOhome is an online retailer that manufactures hammocks, outdoor rugs, outdoor curtains, pillows, patio furniture, and more.  So if your outdoor space needs a fresh new look, check them out!

Our dog Bear seems to approve ;) 

We painted the spindles on our deck the same color as the trim color on our house.  This is such an easy way to update a deck.  The old deck used to be one solid tan color.  You can see the Before here.  Now the trim color ties in with our house, and the brown solid stain grounds this space - making it feel more like an outdoor room.

Way in the back here you can see our Diy fire pit!  We built that pit from a kit that we purchased from Home Depot on-line a few years ago.  You can read more about our Diy fire pit here.  

Ahhh, pillow fabrics with pattern and texture...two of my favorite things!  The solid and coral pillow are outdoor pillows from Pier One.  The bamboo patterned ones are from Target.  They all got sprayed with an outdoor fabric water repellent for extra protection from the elements. 

A year ago last Spring we replaced 28 year old deck boards and went with a solid dark stain on the new boards.  If you missed this transformation go here to see how we gave our deck a modern new look that really works well with our brick colonial home.

And to give you a tour of all our outdoor spaces, our deck flows right onto our screened porch here...

Okay so that's the scoop on our deck makeover!   We love our outdoor spaces, and because we live on an acre of land it's nice to take advantage of all the nature around us.  And what I really love is that we didn't spend a lot of money.  From the Diy fire pit to the Diy solid stained deck to the screened porch...everything was designed on a budget with color and comfort in mind. 

And we didn't sacrifice style!  For me that's the best part :)

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  1. Your backyard is lovely! Love the umbrella and all the navy accents (I'm digging navy lately too). Makes me want to get out and spruce ours up too!

    1. Thanks Lizzie! I think I love decorating outdoor spaces more than indoors, lol! It's just so fun :)

  2. What a lovely outdoor space! And I'm pretty envious of that screened in porch :)

    1. Thank you Meg, yes our screened porch is my favorite outdoor space!


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