Monday, May 9, 2016

Deck Refresh

We have had some beautiful weather the last few weeks. 
 I had some time to give the deck a refresh. 

 We cleaned out the garage last Saturday. 
These darling green pots were on my potting bench. They were calling to me and I knew that they were a good jumping off point for the 2016 deck color scheme. 

 The basics on the deck were in good shape. 

 The blue sofa fabric was new last year and it has held up amazingly well. 
The Ikat accent pillows could not take the relentless Texas sun. 

A trip to the fabric closet and another to Joann's yielded some fun accent fabric. 

 Our favorite 60s groovy chair needed a new cushion. 
It came from Lowe's. 

Green and blue and white is fresh and a little unexpected. 

 Bill made the trunk. It stores the extra propane tank. 
The top just needed a little wash of white to freshen it up.

Last years blue and white stripe on the club chairs didn't fair well at all. The white immediately didn't look so white after just a few weeks.

Deck 2015

 I flipped some of the cushions over and recovered the rest. 

 Fortunately Joann's had the blue outdoor fabric in stock so I didn't have to start from scratch. 
This fabric hasn't faded at all in a year.

We are growing tomatoes for the first time. The scraggly plant is cranking out wonderful mini tomatoes. The two other plants haven't done a lot yet.  

The red shed still looks fantastic. 

I'm wild about the bird fabric. It just ties it all together. 
Pop in to Joann's to see if they have it in your neck of the woods. 
It is just darling. 
That's it for now, Sweeties. 
Have a wonderful day!


  1. Katie, you've got such an inviting space. I love all the blues you've incorporated on the cushions and pillows. We have had an exceptionally beautiful spring. :)

  2. O MY!!! what a beautiful and inviting place!! Love it!! After a week of rain and temps. only in the 50's, I am still trying to get our little patio set of....
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. I see many lovely hours spent out there this spring and summer.
    Enjoy :)

  4. This is so lovely, Katie...and the little shed makes the whole space so charming!

  5. I would love to sit out on your deck and visit!
    What a beautiful refreshed space you have created.