The only easy part of our deck Re.jue.ve.na.tion project was creating a Project List.
We were so excited as we moved in to Phrase One.
We did a happy dance when we found the Six Soldiers Standing in a row.
Our feet stumbled when we encountered medical delays.
At times, we often felt the deck fought us every STEP of the way.
Maybe it's because we started with this!
We are so glad we stuck with it!!!! This Deck Re.jue.ve.na.tion project is DONE!
YIPPEE! HURRAY! HALLELUIAH, RIGHT ON, NO WAY!
OOOOOHS to the AHHHHHS! I love it! The main sitting area is so warm and welcoming. We're so excited with how it turned out we threw a DECK par.tay Saturday night with our friends. Let me tell ya we had FUN! They told us they felt like they were on vacation. We so agree! Just about everything (furniture, accessories) were found at thrift stores, garage sales and re-purposed finds.
What perfect timing, the hot weather finally broke, and we've been sitting and relaxing out here ever since. The pillows were made using thrift store finds - the stripe material cost a $1.00 for 2 yards, the white pillows were made using a soft children's blanket. All the pillows were made envelope style.
The white resin wicker bench was a find at SA (salvation army) for $30.00. The shutter privacy screen (tutorial) was made from old vintage shutters, a Craigslist find for $20 bucks!
The area rug was found at an Aldis Grocery store. WOW! It's not as large as I wanted, but came in at the right price, $29.99.
Our deck also needed some chairs...
Provides us extra seating and a cozy area to relax and read. Both chairs were a SA find ($20 a chair). Standing in the background is My Mr. Knightley who was purchased at Kane County Flea Market about 4 years ago.
I wanted the pillows to provide texture, and thinking outside the box, I used a soft blanket (white pillows on bench) and drapery pencil pleat tape (closeup below). The idea hit me when I was walking around Hancock Fabrics. I love the way it looks.
So pretty - love how it turned out! Here's the Pencil Pleat Pillow tutorial for the pillow here.
A quick and easy pillow was done by using a white shawl..
I wrapped the shawl around to the back and then back to the front and finished it off with a knot. A quick fix!
An inexpensive $7.00 King size Chenille bedspread...
Gave us the tablecloth we needed.
Just what I was looking for, big enough to cover the table, texture and I love how it puddles on the floor!
I heart this vignette! My BFF, Lori and I went to Kane County Flea Market Sunday and found the wire basket ($5) and the chicken I just had to have ($10). Driving home I spotted a Goodwill (none by me) and I found the candelabra with the crystals ($3.99)! YEAH! (so windy couldn't keep the candles straight to take picture). Love, LOVE it!
Where do we eat?
Right here! This is where I would be if I wasn't taking this picture, at our cozy dinning area. It's right outside our kitchen, so it's really convenient. The dinning area is to the left of the sitting area (such a windy day, couldn't keep leaves off, candles or chair cushions straight). We're already enjoying our meals out here.
Both of the chairs were found at thrift stores (1 downstate and 1 local) for $5.00 each. Freshened them up with white paint, and borrowed the skirts from our dinning room chairs.
The white glass top table was another thrift store find - $30.00. My passion lately has been roosters, wire baskets and cherubs. They just found their way on to the deck.
Another quick pillow...
I'm loving this pillow! A few weeks ago I found the flour sack at an antique store ($8) but, I just wasn't ready to "cut" it up just yet. So I stuffed a 14x14 pillow inside and tied the top with jute twine. A quick and easy way to come up with a flexible pillow.
Doesn't it look like the wine bottle has already been opened? I wonder who did that? The beverage cart was a $7.00 find at a garage sale, just spray painted it white.
The South wall of the kitchen door also needed a little something..
Just what this empty wall needed - a cherub - what else!
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OK, let's talk about the nitty gritty of the project. We were able to complete everything on our Project List but 1. We've delayed the arbor cover till next year.
How about the budget? (sorry, no matter how I tried I couldn't get the numbers to line up?) Here goes...
3- 9' fiberglass columns @ 115.00 each 379.00
3 - crowns/bases for columns @ $ 43.00 each 253.00
Pressure treated wood 16.00
Sinder block (used after jacking deck up) 3.00
2 gallons Behr stain color Bordeaux 68.00
6 shutters 20.00
3 – 9x12 drop cloths for curtains, at $21.94 each 46.00
1 – 12x15 drop cloth for curtain 34.50
2 – 10 plumbing pipes (hand drop cloth curtains) 4.75
12 pack of clips to hand rods 5.50
1 - white wicker resin bench 30.00
1 metal glass top table (dinning area) 30.00
2 – black wrought iron chairs @ #20.00 each 44.00
2 – dinning chairs @$5.00 each 10.50
1 – metal beverage cart 7.00
10 – can spray paint primer, black and white @$2.97 31.00
1 – children’s blanket 2.25
2 yards striped material 2.00
3 ½ yards printed material (bench) @$4.00 yard 15.00
10 yards drapery shirring tape @$2.99, 50% off coupon 1.49 14.95
King size Chenille bedspread 7.00
1 white shawl (pillow) 1.60
1 flour sack (pillow) 8.00
1 ½ yard green material (bench cushions) @ $7.00 11.00
1 wicker white light shade 3.00
Wicker plant stand (fern) 5.50
Flower wreath on screen 1.75
Outdoor rug 29.99
2 metal candlestick holders ` 1.10
Vintage child’s screen 20.00
Repurposed from inside
White metal plant stand, 2 large pictures, side table, all other linens, chicken, wire basket, candelabra from our kitchen.
So what do ya think? How's your deck project coming?
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