Amazing friends, if you’ve spent any time around here at all, then you know I am all about a good before and after. Today is no exception. If you stopped by yesterday, you saw how I updated my faded and tired patio set into fresh new decor for our back deck:
I am over the moon that I was able to use my existing patio set once again, and I love having so much color in our outdoor space! See more details HERE. (You may want to start there anyway if you missed it!)
Today my sweet friend, Krista from The Happy Housie, is continuing her Seasonal Simplicity Summer Series with outdoor porches, patios, and decks. I saved the other side of our deck space just for today!
First, here is what our deck space looked like a couple of months ago:
We bought this house last August and it looks like the deck hadn’t been cleaned in years!
I pressure washed and stained the deck first. (Look for that exciting post on Tuesday! 🙂 )
And here is how our refreshed deck space looks now:
Such a huge difference!
Our sad old table finally kicked the bucket…
So I knew I had to break down and buy a new table. Those of you that follow me know how hard it is for my to buy new, and it took a little deep breathing, but I did it. Then I went all crazy and bought new chairs as well!
All of these pieces are from Pier one:
I loved these wicker chairs the moment I saw them:
However the table that went with them was rectangular, and I really needed a round or square table for this space. I ended up choosing this round metal one to coordinate with the other pieces I had already painted for our deck:
Unfortunately when it arrived, it was not white, but more of an almond color. I was so bummed and I just did not want to deal with having to take it back and then search for one that would work. So once again, spray paint to the rescue. Yes I had to take spray paint to my brand new nothing-else-wrong-with-it-paid-too-much-for-it table. But at least now I now have a look I love.
I also purchased the seat cushions from Pier One that go with these chairs:
They have a ton of prints to choose from. I purchased the matching throw pillows for my “new” loveseat that I shared yesterday as well to bring the spaces together. By the way, I am in no way affiliated with Pier one.
As I mentioned yesterday, the blue pillows are from HomeGoods.
Having them sprinkled throughout our deck space adds such a pretty splash of color out here.
I also used them on our chairs down by the pool…
And yep, those are my dining chairs from my old set! Paint is like magic in a can!
The seat cushions came from Lowes, and I shared our new DIY Rolling Umbrella Base last week if you missed that.
Brennan was hanging out with me while I was taking pictures…
And this is what it looks like photographing your spaces while your kiddos are out for Summer break…
1. “Hey Mom, take my picture!”
2. “Hey Mom, get this one of me giving a thumbs up!” “Can I see what it looks like?”
3. Outright photobomb
4. “Hey Mom, take a picture of me making this funny face!” “Did you get that? Can I see it?”
5. “Hey Mom, take a picture of me holding this lemon!” Me: “Just smile, you don’t need to hold the lemon.” “But I really want to hold the lemon!”
6. “Hey Mom, take a picture of me pretending I’m asleep.” “Can you tell in the picture that I was snoring?”
He always wants his picture taken when he sees me with my camera, and of course I oblige.
The water to the slide is turned off here, but when we turn it on, it has a lovely waterFall sound.
And the stuff I intentionally tried not to get in the photos…
I can’t tell you how funny it is to see a hotdog or giant bottle of mustard flying by your window…
My hubby and I were whacking each other with the ketchup and mustard after he blew them up and we agreed that that is how we would settle any arguments in the future, a good old fashioned condiment-whacking!
The rug is from Target and was the jumping-off point for our color scheme out here…
The green space beyond our fence was one of the reasons we fell in love with this house! You don’t get much of that around here.
I hope you enjoyed the tour!
For even more outdoor Summer inspiration, visit all the lovely ladies in this fun series below!
Since several of you mentioned you would be interested in seeing how we redid the deck, I’ll be back to share that on Tuesday! 🙂
Have a great weekend! 🙂
UPDATE: Check out all the details on how we refreshed our deck HERE.
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