Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Decked Out…

I snapped a few photos of our deck the other day and thought I would share those….What I REALLY want is a screened in porch….but what I thought I would settle for is a covered deck….sooooooo Steve and I went to Lowes and he had measured and drawn off and re-measured and made a list of all the lumber and whatnot he would need in order to cover said deck….as I stood there watching him load the cart at Lowes down with various and sundry building materials I thought….this is going to be a BIG job!  And then I had an epiphany!  I love it when that happens!  I decided we could just get one of those tent thingys and put that on our deck!  So, I told Steve, let’s just put all this stuff back and go to Big Lots.  LOL  He was not so thrilled with me at that point….but it got better and he agreed it was a good idea, WAY cheaper and WAY WAY WAY less work for him!

We got a 10x10 and it fit just perfectly into this area of the deck….got the cushions at Aldi for $12.88 each…


My ferns really LOVE it….they are getting HUGE!



the wagon I found at a yard sale down the street from my office…



the back yard…



don’t you love my hose….(or hose pipe as we call it in the south)


Thank you so much for stopping by!!


  1. Well, that worked out perfect, and beautifully! Looks like a peaceful oasis! Love the fern in the wagon, too cute! :)

  2. Brilliant idea! You can always get a new one next year if you have to. :)

  3. You just get your guy so worked up on doing a project and then "let's go to Big Lots"! Poor Steve! : ) Actually, I think that was a great idea, Lou Cinda. You certainly saved money and time by going this route and I'm sure you will wind up with the same enjoyment ~ a shaded deck. I love that pillow on your seating. The adirondack chair under the tree looks very inviting.

  4. that worked out great, I love it~! enjoy every moment on your porch.

  5. Your porch and deck is just so lovely! Love all your beautiful ferns, especially the one in the little olden wagon. I want a wagon now! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Oh, now that's just brilliant! My mom has a huge screened porch and we're out there all the time when I visit! Have a wonderful 4th, Lou Cinda!

  7. Lou Cinda,
    Your outdoor space is gorgeous! I love the ferns, the cushions, well....everything! What a fabulous idea. Enjoy that beautiful space!

  8. Girl, if the tent had been made outta Spanx, you couldn't have got a snugger fit. Looks like a custom canopy made just for you.
    I didn't know Aldi sold cushions! Guess where I'll be dropping in soon?
    It truly does looks inviting and cool. I'll be over later for a Mint Julep on the veranda.

  9. I love it!!!! Looks great!!!!!!!!!

  10. Lou Cinda,
    Don't you love it when the lightbulb goes off in our heads???...and then there's "that look" usually followed by the eyes rolling back into our hubbys heads! BUT when we're all finished you'll over hear them saying, "I thought it turned out great...just the way I planned it!" Gotta love 'em...gotta love 'em! Steve did a beautiful job! You two make a great pair!!! Lovely yard with the shade trees!!!

  11. We contemplated a gazebo from Big Lots, as well~ They were quite reasonable! It was a good call- you get shade and it looks good, too. :-) And no project for Steve. LOL xo Sue

  12. I too would LOVE a screened in porch! That canopy looks great! I am sure that your husband was thankful for your epiphany!

  13. Brilliant!!! That was an "ah ha" moment for sure....and saved your husband a lot of hard work for sure!!!

  14. you get shade and it looks good, you couldn't have got a snugger fit. Looks like a custom canopy made just for you.

  15. looks great and is a very good solution for an enclosed shaded area. enjoy your blog

  16. Wish for having a deck like that too. This is a perfect place for a relaxation! :)
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