Hi Friends! I have decided to participate in the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling it Home. Pretty much I am going to take my deck from this sad before, and in 5 weeks transform it! Here is the before:
That is how it looked last September. Not great, not terrible, just boring! And then winter hit and the carpet got a hole in it and the paint came off the railing (it was a particularly wet winter) and I knew it needed to be redone. I have been dreaming about this space, and here are my plans!
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The light that is up now is SO sad. I have been meaning to replace it for at least 5 years. Well, this is the year! I think I will go with the Valdera light from Lowes for $49.99 (no longer available).
I think stringing some outdoor globe lights will add major ambiance and help it feel more room-like. I like these ones from Amazon for $17.99 per strand. Update: Target has a great option for outdoor lights in fun colors (no longer available) for $14.99. Thanks Amy for the tip!
My outdoor chairs took a beating this year! I am thinking about sewing covers out of outdoor black and white striped fabric for $8.98 per yard. The image above is from Style me Pretty as inspiration for how I want my chairs to look.
I don’t love the siding outside. Maybe putting up a succulent wall hanging would make things much happier outside?! This one is from Amazon for $100 (no longer available). I would DIY something so it wouldn’t be so expensive
My outdoor table needs some decor. I really like this vase from West Elm (no longer available). Bonus points because it is on sale for $19.99! p.s. I already bought this vase and West Elm featured my picture of it on their website- pinch me!!!
I have been thinking about doing an outdoor rug. I was searching for a deal. I like this one from Lulu and Georgia for $51 for a 4’x6′ rug (no longer available). But is it too bright? It’s much brighter than I usually do, but it is affordable…
Other projects I would like to tackle:
- paint the railing. The paint is peeling after a harsh winter
- replace the carpet. There is a big hole.
- possibly cover the end table with wood. It is glass right now and looks dated and dirty
- add more plants to liven things up
- put something for Don to play with out there. Maybe a water table? He loves being outside and I want to make a space for him
I can’t wait to share how things come together! If you would like some sneak peeks along the way, make sure to follow me on Facebook! I also post my favorite decorating articles and sources there 🙂
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