For those of you who read my posts regularly, you will know that the last few weeks (months!) I have been crafting for my deck. I am so happy now to finally reveal my revamped deck to ya’ll!
Yesterday we looked at the BEFORE pictures, and today we are ready for the AFTER pictures!
July 11th, all the major crafts I had planned are complete:
(All photos in this post are clickable, if you want to zoom in on the details!)
This is a view if the covered area of the deck, where I have put a daybed with pillows and blankets. A nice spot to snuggle, either in the sun or in the rain. My sisters two youngest children were early summer guests this year, and together with my two girls the four of them took turns sleeping outside, rotating one night each 😀 This might also be my favorite spot to take an afternoon nap, enjoy a cup of tea, or reading a book.
Our cats Tiger (left) and Løve (right) enjoy the shade on the revamped deck.
Turning slightly left you can see the covered nook, and how the canopy is placed.
The view from inside the canopy looking towards the daybed.
And here is the view from the side of the daybed, towards the kitchen door. And the cats don’t even bother watching me when I move around to take the pictures…lol
The view towards the south, the town of Volda landmark, the mountain “Rotsethornet”, not a very tall mountain, on the Norwegian scale 😛
And this is the view of the canopy seen from the other corner of the deck. I love that shadow, we never had that mid day, before the canopy 🙂
And this is the canopy head on, as it looks from my kitchen window, and stepping out onto the deck.
And a closer look inside the canopy. I chose to hang the lace curtains with some of my Decoupaged Clothespins, because I was not happy with the black net that came with the canopy, especially since I plan to keep those two walls closed at all times for privacy…:-P This view also offers the whole group of 5 chairs and table, painted with my Home Made Chalk Paint, the sewn Cushion Covers, the Mason Jar Band & Ribbon Mobile, the sewn Bunting Flags, and the Lamp Shades.
Then there is of course the entrance door, where you can enter onto the deck directly without coming through the house, with the Zinc Tray Door Sign I made with, “Sol i hjertet” meaning “sun in the heart”, I guess that is a good description of how the new deck makes me feel, counteracting the fact that we barely had sun or summer temperatures at all so far this season… And worthy of being the name of my new deck (thanks Obie for giving me that idea)!
And this is what you see when you open the door to enter “Sol i hjertet” 🙂
I even tidied the nook for a photo…lol I use this area for drying clothes during the summer, and for storage during the winter time. This is where the garden furniture will go into winter hibernation.
And some details:
Two of my Antique Seed Catalog reinventions: the Outdoor Rose Pictures, and the Can Planters.
And here you can see the Lace Heart Bunting, the Summertime Bunting with crocheted edging, and the Pink Lace Hangers 🙂
The corner with the entrance door, I love the barn style of it 🙂 And two more Seed Catalog Outdoor Pictures.
Under one of the kitchen windows I have put this café set with two cast iron chairs and a table, they are brand new, but will be left out all year, so I expect they will roughen up a bit over the years 🙂 In the top corner of this picture you can see one of the Vintage Labeled Cans I made.
The kitchen door and the second kitchen window. This is where the Mason Jar Bands & Crystals Windchime and another 3 of the Seed Catalog Can Planters are placed.
Inside the canopy is another peak of the Fiddler Garden Picture and two more Can Planters 🙂
And let’s not forget Bella with her Tart Tins Rain Chain and Suncatcher 🙂
Both cats seem very happy too with the new deck
Tiger; maybe she spotted a bird or a bee up in the air?
Løve (Lion) relaxes on the new garden furniture 🙂
I had a celebration all alone, when I had completed all my major projects.
I’m now planning a party in August, combining my birthday celebration with a deck warming party! 😀
And I still have to share my candle making projects with you!
I have sun, I have shade, I have shelter and I have privacy! YAY, I’m very happy with how this project turned out 😀 😀 😀
If you read this post all the way here, please let me know what YOU think about my revamped deck!
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