Friday, July 23, 2010

Bringing a Little Bit of the Indoors Out (aka Deck-orating)!

Welcome to my deck.  Though we built it a few years ago, I hadn't done much to it to make it very cozy.  Though I did add the gazebo and table with chairs, it had that, well, unfinished feeling.  It just didn't seem to have that welcoming feeling that said, come sit here, eat here, rest here.  So we just didn't.

But this year with a graduation open house looming, I decided I had to spruce it up a bit.  So with a few new pieces, and a few ala-junk pieces, I put together a welcoming space that had that indoor feeling outdoors.

First thing I did was to add an outdoor rug.  I found this one at Target for rather inexpensively.  It definitely grounded the space and gave it  more of an indoor room feeling.

Next came the chandelier.  A new one, but rusted to look old, I actually had this one in my basement.  It had been at the former house in our outdoor gazebo there.  No longer tucked away, I think it fit perfectly in the space.

This table, which I had shared with you in the previous post, gave added character to a deck that had quite a few new pieces.  Originally from the an old Fiskars Scissors Factor, it could also double as a servicing piece, minus the scale and planters. The piece on top of it, I have no clue what it's original use was, but I love planted hostas in containers, and this piece worked great for that. 

This has got to be my favorite piece on the deck.  Made from old wood and used on my porch at my previous home, it was displayed with my fan collection.  Unfortunately it didn't work for my new house.  Now I can still enjoy it on my deck.  I love the way it looks, with the beautiful view of the pond in the background.

 And how can I show you my deck without sharing my views.   That's one of the benefits of living on acreage!

I finally  this year did some landscaping in this island area (trying to camouflage our septic while I'm at it).

And of course I had to add some vintage garden art to the mix.

And a view of my Amish built shed (also shared in a previous post).  The planter boxes are vintage European sinks.

Last, but not least, a look at my 1960's swing.  I purchased this at a garage sale maybe 10 years ago for just $15.  It took the trip with us to our new house and found the perfect spot amongst a grouping of blue spruce.

Hope you enjoyed my little deck tour.  Until the next post . . .

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Marge of Emmas Nook and Granny said...

Very nice job of deck-orating. :) I love your shed, too. So cute!

Amy Kinser said...

I loved the tour. Everything looks beautiful!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

It is gorgeous...I love all the touches in the garden and the swing too!

Faded Charm said...

Looks like such an inviting place to sit back and relax. We also have a view of our pond off our patio in the back of the house. Much better than a neighbor's house, don't ya think?

Enjoy your lazy days of summer.


Gracie's Cottage said...

I'd like to move right into your little shed! Nice deck, great views...just make the lemonade and I'll be right over!


trash talk said...

I loved every minute of it...especially that sign. How perfect..."air" conditioned is so right!
P.S. I bet your plants are thriving over the septic tank! word verification is funny!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Your deck and yard are fabulous! I love the shed and the European sink planters. Very creative.
Hugs, Sherry

WhisperWood Cottage said...

The perfect outdoor space! And the best looking yard!!

The Missus said...

Terrific ideas. I have to agree with the "Air Condition" sign...perfectly placed!

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