I worked extensively this weekend on my deck (and my front porch) and I have the sunburn to prove it. Here's a tip - wear sunscreen...ugh I put it on wayyyy too late.
Anyway, I literally spent hours outside this weekend enjoying my 'new' deck and felt so at peace.
Here's the brief story of the title of this blog post - my neighbors...are/were horrendous - just absolutely awful. Well, they lost their house (I know I shouldn't celebrate that but you really don't know what these people were like). Anyway, now that they're gone and I'm just dealing with the 'flippers' coming by I wanted to take back my deck.
Now...before you get all judgey and look at these photos and go "Holy green deck..." yes I know the actual deck needs work. The wood is pretty green at this point (it's going to get pressure washed, no worries) and the actual structure is a hot mess. Trust me I didn't build it...not that I know how to build a deck but you know what I mean...
That was the longest intro ever but here's how the deck looks now. I'm super proud of how it turned out. I already had the deck furniture but paid a bajillion dollars (in my mind anyway) to replace the cushions with these special ones that have mesh/drains built in so rain water doesn't soak in and turn all moldy like my last ones. I obsessed over which cushions to buy because my existing furniture didn't match any of the replacement cushion dimensions - I ended up going with ottoman cushions for the seats and 20" throw pillows for the backs.
I plan to spray the frames with outdoor spray paint to cut down on rust etc. But I was impatient and wanted to sit on my pretty deck in the beautiful weather...
I know you probably recognize these planters from the ones I was obsessing over in a previous post: Fresh Finds - Summer Edition But they're actually smaller ones I found at Terrain
I also planted hydrangeas in my urns on my front porch (yes I need to work on the concrete because it's chipping again...there's always something on the to-do list :) )
Snapdragons that I bought at Lowes this morning. I love their pink color. Sure hope I can keep all of these plants alive, especially while I'm gone in Hawaii for a week and and a half :/
These were an Easter present from my Mom along with the flowers on my deck coffee table. Love their color <3
Large gray planters: Terrain
Azure blue replacement cushions (Fast Dry): Ballard Designs
Black and white toss pillows: Target from a few years ago (already had them)
Glazed blue planter on the table: HomeGoods
Blue pillows on porch swing: HomeGoods