Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Deck Progress

Hi y'all. Hello from Mississippi. I am linking for the first time to Serenity Now's "Show Me The Progress Party" and am happy to be doing so.


Our main project this summer has been expanding our outdoor living space. We had a wonderful hot tub that we spent many happy hours in, but it needed a lot of work and we just weren't using it enough to justify the cost of repair.




Above is a picture of the hot tub in its glory days and below is a picture of the big hole left behind when it was removed.



My sweet, talented hubby with the help of our sons helped to transform that hole into a very nice seating area by adding decking. We already owned the two black wrought iron chairs and bought the wrought iron settee, cushions, small table and coffee table to complete the look.





I have added a green outdoor rug which you can get a glimpse of below (please ignore the leaves...I should have blown the deck off before taking this pic), a misting system that is on in this picture (when it is on we can sit outside even in 100 degree weather) and the lantern for the table.





I bought the candle holder below for 50 cents at a garage sale.





This is still a work in progress. The next project will be a water feature. I hope you will keep visiting my blog to see what happens next!



Marlee

12 comments:

Jennifer said...

That looks really good! Hard work really does pay off!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

It looks great!! :) I love the new decking, and the lantern on that table is fabulous! Thanks so much for linking up to my party. Hope you have fun visiting around. :)

alanna rose said...

The misting system must be wonderful! I love those cushions and the pink flamingos :)

Laura said...

Wow! That's a lot of progress! Great job! Oh, ...best use of pink plastic flamingos I've ever seen!

Becky said...

Very nice! The mister must be wonderful! My husband also built a deck for our yard! Good job! Becky www.organizingmadefun.blogspot.com

decdiva1 said...

looks very relaxing and beautiful! i love to spend time outdoors drinking iced tea and watching the kids play in the back yard- what great addition to your outdoor space! i'm visiting from amanda's party at serenity now:)

RJ @ A Life Designed said...

Wow, the new deck looks great! And a mister, what a neat idea! I sure could have used one of those a few days last month!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a beautiful space! You are really going to enjoy it! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

michelle's 10 things said...

It looks great. How nice to have a whole new "room". I love the results of all the hard work.

Cara said...

Your new deck looks wonderful! I've been dreaming of a bigger patio for our yard, but we just haven't gotten around to it yet. I may have to put the hubby to work on a deck like yours!

Jennifer said...

It looks so inviting already! They did a great job on that deck!! :)

Paula said...

Your new seating are looks fabulous! I hope you have many pleasant evenings out there!