Friday, October 19, 2012

Fall Decorations on the Deck

We are finally are enjoying a little cooler weather here in Texas. 
We had a pretty mild July, but August was hot!!
Not as hot as last year but still uncomfortable.
We have hadn't been enjoying the deck since June.

I told you about my cushion update.
I made the cushions out of drop cloths.
We have a pretty dry climate, but even with that, my cushions  got some mildew. I wasn't too happy about it. I even put them up when rain was in the forecast.

I had to wash my cushions before I could do any decorating.
I took them apart and  washed them in hot water with bleach.
It didn't get all of the stains out but they looked good enough to last another season. 
I will recover them next summer with something else.
Drop Cloth Fail!!

Despite the epic drop cloth fail, I had fun pulling stuff out for our autumn deck.

This used to be our step stool until I started calling it the "step stool of death." 
Suddenly, a new one appeared. 
I'm not subtle at all!!

It came from a garage sale a million years ago (when we were newlyweds.)

I found this darling owl votive holder at a thrift store. It was a few years before owls became king of all decorating knick-knacks.

I made the throw for Mr. Bill. 
In that I mean, I brought it home from Joann's.

I went with rust instead of bright orange fabrics.
It tones the color scheme down a bit, but still feels like fall. 


 A hot cup of coffee and I am in heaven.

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