Thursday, August 5, 2010

My New "Back Porch"

You might remember the
post where I asked readers for their ideas on what my deck should look like.
I mentioned that I wanted more of a "back porch" look than a "deck" look.
Well, here is what I came up with.
Wait a minute, don't panic.
This is just step one.
I found this old table at Goodwill.
It was in pretty bad condition looks wise, but was structurally sound.

Since David is seriously considering banning me from all spray painting,
I decided to go the paint and brush route.
Of course, I had to ask my brother Terry, Mr. Sherwin Williams, for advice.
I decided on a beautiful baby blue table with red retro chairs.
Notice the bird feeders.
We have lots of birds come and visit but they are a little camera shy.
The chairs remind me of the ones that my Grandma Aven had on
her breezeway. I have always loved this type of chair.
If you look carefully in the picture below, you will see another retro
chair. It has been banished to the lower deck. Although, I love it,
it is covered with rust and is decidedly old and certain members
of my family, who shall remain nameless, make fun of me for
keeping it.
They came unassembled (of course) and sweet David put them together.
In addition to banning me from spray paint, he is probably considering banning
me from unassembled pieces of furniture. Putting these together
definitely tried his patience.
The best part of this new patio is sitting outside to enjoy a nice lunch.
And playing Legos with Caleb on the table isn't a bad past-time either.


Jenni said...

Looking good!

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Love it--especially the red and azure blue combination. How did you weather-proof the table? I'm curious....


Miss G said...

oh my goodness! It looks AMAZING!!! Great job!! Kelly

Supermom said...

How fun! Love the colors...glad you got a table out there so you can enjoy meals & the weather at the same time. Alyssa

Allison said...

It's so pretty! You've inspired me to strike out to Goodwill!!