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The Deck: After

October 29, 2012
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by thenestinggame

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:

And now:

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…

Want to catch up on the whole process? Here’s the plan, the color scheme, the DIY dishtowel pillows, and the building process

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Martha Hopkins permalink
    October 29, 2012 9:06 pm

    Nice! The bowed front really makes it!

  2. Melissa permalink
    October 29, 2012 9:26 pm

    Love! We will be right over!

  3. October 30, 2012 8:41 am

    Wow, Molly–What a great space! I love the bowed front, and I love all your green touches. I officially have a case of raised-deck envy. You are going to love yours. Ours is much smaller/older/shabbier, but I love it because when I’m on it I feel like I’m in a treehouse. We put cozy seating and lots of flowers and candles on ours, and it was my favorite “room” in the house this past summer.

  4. Elaine Smart permalink
    October 30, 2012 9:01 am

    What a wonderful addition to your house!
    Absolutely awesome design with all the details.
    Can’t wait to see it in person.

  5. November 1, 2012 10:15 pm

    That looks amazing! I love the bowed shape, and that sectional looks so comfy. I want one of those!

  6. Tony Molina permalink
    November 5, 2012 12:19 pm

    Molly and Taylor:

    What a transformation with your new deck. Your backyard is so cool and the deck gives you a place to take it all in. I love being outside and you have really expanded your living area with this great deck. Now what about the your nature patio down in the yard. That open fire barbecue pit would be a great place for an outdoor Paella Party or Lamb Roast. I know the two of you are already working on a plans to pull together your two outdoor areas. Once again great job with the deck and tell Taylor to try a Paella in the Green Egg. I have a friend who isn’t even Spanish and he said his turned out muy sabroso.

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