I may have mentioned once or twice that this is the summer of home projects.
This past week, Joe and I started work on the backyard. My personal project was the deck and, unfortunately, I forgot to take some "before" pictures. Image this: a deck covered with leaves and pollen that hadn't been swept off in months, planter boxes that had sat empty for YEARS, and a bunch of boxes that we were too lazy to haul down to our storage rooms in the basement.
Check out the "after" shots below...
See those old windows? I bought those awhile back because I loved the look of them and then found some great ideas about how to use them via Pinterest. I LOVE the way they worked on our deck. They create the illusion of a privacy barrier between us and our view of the neighbors, but still let the light in.
Clearly, I need to find some more windows for the other side of the deck...
Our planting containers are now FULL!
And see those red candle holders? I have since replaced them with hanging lanterns. The wind kept blowing out my candles so I had to find something that prevented that from happening.
The piece below was found on our road trip in one of the antique stores we visited. I ended up drilling holes in the bottom for drainage and making it into a planter box.
Celebratory wine and snacks on our beautiful deck!