Monday, June 2, 2014

Deck 2014

School is out for summer!
Whoo hoo. 
I don't know why but I change my accent color on the deck every summer.



This year I was inspired by and smitten with these darling metal pots from Ikea. 


I was in the mood for some blue and white. The amazing thing about this is that I bought them in February. 
Okay, maybe not "amazing", but I've been known to change my mind many times in four months.


On the same trip, I picked up the floral pillow. 
The other pillows were recycled from two years ago. 
That scheme was red, white and blue. 
Last year was green. 





Our new addition is a 10 ft. cantilevered umbrella. 
We've been in desperate need for some shade in the backyard since we enclosed the garden room.


We didn't want to build a structure. It would have been so much work. Besides, Bill had a hard time figuring out a layout that didn't show a big post through the living room window. 
This was cheaper and we can move it as we need it. 
I can lounge here in the morning with my coffee.


I also pulled up the brick path that sank into our sandy soil.


I tamed the jungle of Trumpet Vine and Nandina. 
It was so over grown, I was sure I'd meet a snake back in there. 
I'm seriously contemplating how we can bring some water to our yard. A dip in an above ground pool would have been nice because after all the yard work, I could hardly walk.
You can check out my Keep Cool board on Pinterest for homemade pools and red neck hot tubs. 
Keep cool!

6 comments :

  1. Love the cushions. The blue and white are my favorite for the summer. What a nice yard to look out and enjoy from the porch.

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  2. I love being able to change the color scheme just by adding different pillows! Your deck looks so pretty and comfy.
    Mary Alice

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  3. looks wonderful! i think it's fun that you change the color scheme-it's a nice feeling to have it "new" each summer, and it isn't too expensive.

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  4. Your deck looks wonderful, and I love the blue color I'm like you if I buy something a few months ahead I might have already changed my mind before starting the project Your cushion look really nice. Have a great day!

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  5. Lovely deck in blues that is currently my new color to love and the Hydrangea are always my favorite. Nice to find you today on Wow us Wednesday

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  6. Blue and white always looks so fresh to me! Your deck looks so pretty, and I'm glad you have some shade to enjoy that morning coffee!

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