The Deck: After
So before all the leaves fell off the trees, I wanted to share with you the end of the deck saga. Long story is, we love it.
The sectional sofa is from Target and it’s awesome. I bought it online and on sale, and though it still wasn’t exactly a steal, it was considerably less than similar pieces from Frontgate and Crate & Barrel. I did buy furniture covers (from Crate & Barrel, actually, along with the short green table) and we keep it covered during the week. So far, it hasn’t gotten caught in the rain yet. And depending on how cold it’s gonna get this winter, we may bring it in the basement.
Here you can see the center of the herringbone pattern. We really liked this look over the straight decking boards. And our railings have aluminum pickets (which never need to be painted) and the “Double Stack Cadillac” rails, which are the signature of our builder. We felt it added a little somethin’-somethin’ that makes it look more finished.
The patio set was from Taylor’s Dad. It and the Big Green Egg kind of set the tone for my green color scheme.
Along with all the greenery in the background, I figured a “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” plan of attack was the way to go.
So those are the details. How about a big picture? Here’s the back of the house before:
We really like the bow front. It brings you just a smidge closer to the trees, which will one day crush us all.
There are two ways onto the deck, one straight off the carport and the other through the kitchen.
We have several tables in our basement. This small one is perfect for a little drink station. I forsee some Summer Beer action in several months… The napkins-as-tablecloth are from Target.
Ithink that about wraps up the tour! Hard to believe we started this back in May and now it’s done. Just in time for 50-degree weather…