Tuesday, June 5, 2012

"Out Back"...Deck-orating...


Still "playing outside" here...
I showed you a little bit of what I was doing "out front" last weekend...if you missed it you can see that post HERE.

And then I showed you the OLD CRATE PLANTERS we made a few years ago...


As you can see from this picture...those are out back on the deck.  Well, that really started something...I've been fussing around on the deck ever since.


What do you think?  Kind of cozy?


My husband made that shelf out of old doors a few years ago.  The little vintage cooler comes in handy when we have parties.  Might as well have it out "looking cute" rather than stored in the shed :)

That's a plastic map that came out of an old Junior High class room.  My son talked me into buying it...and now I'm so glad I did!


He also made this table using leftover decking...I told you he was "handy" to have around!!
(I really had to "talk" him into hanging stuff on the siding...we ended up using thumb tacks.  So far so good!)


These crates will work great for stashing "extras" when we are entertaining!


I probably should have waited until we finished power washing to decorate huh?  Oh well...gotta go with it when you feel inspired :)

This deck steps down to the concrete patio with the VINTAGE HEADBOARD FENCE I showed you the other day...


Remember?


Well, I still haven't painted the chairs...but I got some new pillows.  Works for me...for now ;)

Well, guess I'll just keep plugging away out there!  Thanks for following along...I'll be back with more soon.  I've got a "tornado" of ideas floating around "up there"...like usual!  But now I need to go clean my bathrooms...don't suppose new pillows will help hide the mess in that room huh?
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45 comments:

  1. Yes cozy. I left a comment on another blog today that seeing all of the patios and decks makes me realize I don't decorate my outdoor space near enough. Hope to change that this summer.

    ~Bliss~

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  2. Love what you've done -- my favorites are the map and that table with the crates underneath . . .oh and that vintage fencing -- fantastic! I have been so inspired by talented bloggers like you to make my outdoor spaces more 'homey'!

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  3. I love the look of your deck...very cozy and inviting! The wood crates holding your pots are fantastic! Your hubby is awfully handy!!

    I must have missed your post on the headboard fence. I love it! You have so many inspiring ideas! Great job!

    XO,
    Jane

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  4. Oh so great, I noticed the vintage cooler right away and I love the headboard fence, I know how it goes, one thing leads to another!

    Carol

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  5. Laurel, I love it! Yes, cozy is the word. You have a real flair for bringing junk together and making it look fabulous! Love your headboard fence too, how did I miss that one? Thanks for including the other links so I can check all your outdoor decorating out!

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  6. Love what your husband built using the door -too cute. And the headboard fencing is genius - great outdoor areas!

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  7. Laurel...Your deck looks wonderful. I love the milk crates and the three box planters...awesome!

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  8. Your deck is so great, Laurel...so many wonderful, whimsical pieces...and the patio fence is really GREAT!

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  10. You deck puts my patio to shame! Everything looks so wonderful~right down to the cooler!

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  11. Hi Laurel! I just want to stop by your patio and soak up all the sights! Im in love with the fence! What a cozy spot!

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  12. It looks amazing out there, and the fence is out of this world. I love it!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  13. I love your deck - it looks so cozy!

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  14. I love the vintage headboard fencing and shelving your husband has created. He is very handy to have around! It all looks great.Michele

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  15. What a lovely outside space you have. I love the tables your husband made and the vintage cooler is a fantastic piece. Love the pops of blue too.

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  16. I found via Funky Junk. I love your style and followed you on Google and Linky : )

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  17. Love your deck! I am needing to give mine a little attention! I am your newest linky follower! I am partying with you over at Funky Junk.

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  18. Love all of it Laurel! Those headboards are fabulous and I couldn't help notice the bucket sitting on the skates....too clever!

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  19. Love how you've decorated your deck, Laurel! Love those planter boxes and that table. It looks like you get some nice shade, too, which must make this a great place to sit and enjoy the nice weather.

    visiting from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday : )

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  20. It looks very nice and inviting! It's perfect for beautiful weather.

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  21. oh I love it!!! the fence is perfect!!!!!

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  22. I love the planters and the fence and all of it , I am going to have to talk my husband into some nails in the new paint job, too.

    wish me luck, lol:]
    Lezlee

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  23. Laurel, your deck is amazing! You have so many cool things out there and you have decorated it so beautifully. Love the crate planters. I was going to build some planters with wood I found, and the idea of giving them some height like this is perfect. Now if I could just find some of those stands. That will be a trick, but I will keep my eyes peeled for sure! The fence is the icing on the cake!
    Liz

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  24. This turned out so well. I'm your newest follower from over on Inspired By Charm!

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  25. Hello! I've become a follower - cause your stuff keeps popping up in my world. It seems we have much in common and I look forward to sharing all about you and your adorable blog!

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  26. Hey there Laurel!
    I am crazy for that patio fence!! I have two similar headboards and I used to use them for trellises...they fell all the time though. Now I am going to try your husbands PVC idea and see what I can come up with. We are about to build a fence using some recycled boards from some horse stalls, maybe I'll work those headboards in there. Got some old window scenes I want to try to work in too...ideas, ideas, ideas! I do hope you are doing well and enjoying your summer! Best, Vicki

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  27. Oh my gosh...not window scenes...window screens...long day I guess.

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  28. I enjoy reading how others get to where they are at decorating. Like not finishing the pressure washing first. That is so me.

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  29. Hi Laurel-- thanks for stopping by Corn!
    I love this backyard area. What is not to love about those metal crates? They are so versatile. I own one, though it isn't as old, the bottom of mine is made of some type of MOON-ROCKHARD-PLASTIC! seriously, that thing has taken a beating!
    The other thing is, I love your deck... and would love a metal table with enough seats for guests; right now I have plastic Dollar store tables... they're ok in a pinch, but am on the look out for a metal set. Preferably vintage.
    Then that bed gate! Oh my sweet goodness! I've liked that since you posted about it. So wonderful. I have a couple of bed frames around my place, but nothing that beautiful!

    Love, your yard! I'm planning my next family picknick there, can you seat 40?! :)
    Pat

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  30. What a gorgeous outdoor patio! Love the tables your husband build and all the little details you added to make it such an inviting and lovely space. :-)

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  32. I just discovered your blog and love it! Your outside space is so creative and the details are just wonderful. I'm your newest follower.

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  33. Laurel,
    You always bring so many wonderful thrifty goodies to my party...love what you shared this week, so I have featured it at NTT:)

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  34. Laurel, I really like what you've done with your deck and patio. So charming! Your husband has also done a terrific job with his projects that add to the mix.
    Mary Alice

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  35. absolutely fantastic. I love everything about it including that P! Great job guys!

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  36. This is so lovely--it looks like a really peaceful spot for dining, talking and entertaining family and friends. I love the grey color of the wood with the teal and white pillows, and that framed map is a stroke of genius!

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  37. Laurel, this is such a lovely place to relax! Your hubby is as creative as you are!

    Thanks for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

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  38. Hi Laurel, this area is just gorgeous, love those crate planters!! Thanks for linking up to the party!!

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  39. Love those crate planters! The whole space is so creative (and wonderful). Of course I've seen the bed railing fence on some other blogs, but I'm glad to see the rest of your space.

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  40. Thanks for linking up at Hot Fun in the Summertime. Deck-orating......love the play on words!!!!

    ~Bliss~

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  41. Your deck looks great! I love those rusty railings!

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  42. Wow, I love that head board fence. Awesome. Your deck is wonderful. Thanks so much for linking up to Hot Fun in the Summertime.

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