Monday, August 2, 2010

Orange Deck

Our yard is in need of some serious upgrades. We started this weekend by re-staining the deck - ORANGE!

We 'accidentally' stained our cedar deck orange last year...(no, we are not idiots...these things happen when you have a screaming infant)...overtime the colour grew on us, but the application of stain was pretty ghetto, so we power-washed the deck, then power sanded it, and started over...

We have big big plans for the yard...plans involving a new garage, new driveway, new fence, and new patio/stone area.


In the meantime, I fell in love with these stone planters (from the Horsefeathers liquidation sale).

There was something sculptural about them, I just had to have all four! My very own stone henge! ..
Instead of filling them with gravel and then dirt and then plants, we are going to buy some large plants (like ferns) and just pop the pot into the top of each container.  That way I can take the plant out in the winter, and I will have four quiet sentries keeping watch over the yard during the colder months. 

Do you have a lot of outdoor work? Does it seem to take a back seat to the upgrades inside?

12 comments:

  1. Wow, the backyard looks amazing! I love the numbered stairs and I can't believe how much seating there is back there!

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  2. Love the new sentries. Is that your laundry on the line too? Now that's keeping it real :)

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  3. I love your deck! The large sofa is fab!!

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  4. Love the numbers on your steps! And the furniture out there too...also, I think ferns are going to look so chic in your planters!

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  5. Thanks guys! I know it looks like the deck 'over-did-it on the self tanner', but we were committed after messing up the colour choice last year, and it fades quite a bit.

    That sectional is a great place to take an outdoor snooze! Especially with those trees!

    ...now we need to add some planters and life into the corners of the deck...I have my eye on the galvanized steel planters at CB2...if only CB2 would get their act together and open in Canada...

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  6. You're in luck... CB2 is opening in the old Big Bop space early next year.

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  7. Your backyard list looks like mine. New deck, garage, fence, etc. I don't want to do anything in our backyard until I can do it all at once. At the moment, it looks like a jungle.
    Good score at Horse Feathers!
    emma@themarionhousebook

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  8. where did you get that fab outdoor sectional?

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  9. Hi DW...the sectional is from:

    http://www.futedesign.com/site/

    Glad you like it!!!

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  10. where did you get that fab outdoor sectional?

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  11. You're in luck... CB2 is opening in the old Big Bop space early next year.

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  12. Wow, the backyard looks amazing! I love the numbered stairs and I can't believe how much seating there is back there!

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