Deck Railing Refresh – What a Difference!

Our deck has gone through several transformations over the years. When we bought the house 20 years ago, the back yard featured a dilapidated deck structure with only one level, broken boards on the skirt, and wisteria gone wild climbing over Continue reading Deck Railing Refresh – What a Difference!

Easy Solar Mini Lanterns

Want a quick DIY project for the weekend? I have the perfect project. I’ve been sharing our deck refresh. If you missed it you can go here & here. Did you happen to notice those cute little lanterns on the elephant Continue reading Easy Solar Mini Lanterns

Deck Tour Part 2

There’s nothing like the promise of a few out of town visitors to spur one into action. Am I right? Why is it that we can live with our homes in a certain state, and then suddenly we see it Continue reading Deck Tour Part 2

A Look at Outdoor Furniture

Today, I thought I’d keep the outdoor space love going with a look at furniture. I’m envious of the all those screened in porches on the east coast, they seem so practical and one can use furniture made of wicker Continue reading A Look at Outdoor Furniture

A New Look For Our Deck

I’m a little late getting our deck ready for summer…here it is the end of July and I’m just getting it together…what?Our old bamboo area rug had given up the ghost and the pillows out there were looking pretty tired Continue reading A New Look For Our Deck

Deck Curtains: Are They For You?

Last week my blogger friend Dana of Chocolate and Sunshine wrote about updating her deck with curtains.  She, like me, has put a lot of thought and research into shade solutions for her space.   Her deck is very similar Continue reading Deck Curtains: Are They For You?

Deck Bench – To Sit or Display

The bones of this deck remind me of our own – the colors and style of the railing is very similar.  What caught my attention was the bench and I can imagine its versatility.  Used as a shelf or a Continue reading Deck Bench – To Sit or Display

Spilling Outdoors

It’s time to start thinking about taking your living room outdoors.  I attended a function over the weekend in a to-die-for home.  The dining table was laden with goodies buffet style, nuts and easter candy set about in the great Continue reading Spilling Outdoors

It’s Finally Friday

Well it’s Friday and I’m planning to spend a few hours on the deck now that we have cooler weather forecast.  I can soak up the morning sun or sit under one of the sails in the shade and read Continue reading It’s Finally Friday

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