Our Slice of Backyard Paradise

Hi all.

This weekend we took on the grueling task of power washing and painting our deck. I say grueling because only half of the paint came off from power washing and the weather can be summed up in one word, HOT! The sun was blazing and the wind was minimal, but after numerous bottles of water, blobs of sunscreen,  three trips to Lowes, and paint supplies galore, our slice of paradise was finally complete.

Projects are intense, tiring and at times even frustrating, but the feeling of accomplishment is priceless. I love the feeling that comes with loving a new space and seeing your vision come to life. The color we chose was not one they had on display in the deck paint section, however I think we did a pretty good job turning our honey inspired vision into a reality.

To top it all off, at the beginning of the summer we casually looked at new patio cushions and I instantly fell in love with the first cushions that I saw. They were pretty but pricey, so I decided to walk away and hold off. Well I guess it paid to wait, because I ended up getting the exact cushions for less than 1/2 of the original asking price. Don't you just love when that happens? I do!

Here are some pictures of our little slice of backyard paradise. We wanted this space to feel cozy, bright and fun, so the colors and patterns we chose give this space sort of a warm beachy feel. It's a far cry from the peeling red paint the was old and dull. I now look forward to evenings spent grilling out or enjoying a glass of wine and a good book. :o)

I like decorating the yard with random & unique rocks.

We get alot of use out of this grill!

The cushions are double-sided. I chose the stripes for the chair and the flowers for the bench.

Pretty tree complete with a peeking kitty.

The painting is done!
My new favorite space.

The flowery bench.

Happy Manic Monday,


Polly said...

It is gorgeous, you have done a brilliant job.

Sarah said...

Thank you, Polly! Thanks for stopping by my blog too. I look forward to following yours as well. :)


EliSa said...

Wow, I love your deck - I wish I had one, too! :)
Good job! Thank you for visiting my blog, have a nice day.

Sarah said...

Thanks, Elisa! I look forward to following your lovely blog. :)