Believe it or not I’ve still got a bunch of things to show you from when we did all of that yardwork back in May. I showed you the front porch and my $25 back door makeover so now I’m gonna show you the little deck outside of the kitchen.
We added this deck on a few years ago. There was a great big tree there that we need for shading the kitchen windows, so we just built the deck right around it. I never really did much out there since there’s a huge tree right in the middle of it. You can’t put a table or a big seating arrangement, so the kids just sat out there on the floor eating their lunch.
When we added the pool deck we just built a bridge between the little kitchen deck and the pool deck so we really didn’t need seating on the kitchen deck anymore. It just stayed empty. And you know I can’t stand an empty spot.
While we were doing all of the work on the back yard I decided we needed to fix up the little kitchen deck, but I didn’t want to spend any money on it. I gave myself $25 and decided to see what I could do.
The girls and I went to the Habitat Restore (actually, we hit about 8 thrift stores before Habitat) and found some old chairs for $3 each. I knew that would be a good jumping off point. A couple of chairs is about all that would fit on the deck considering the tree in the middle of it.
Obviously they’re not the best chairs in town, but I thought I could make it work. I’ll show you the chair transformation details in another post, but for now…..voila!
It’s a sweet little spot where 2 people can sit and have a private conversation.
I like having a spot where I can sit with James or one of the kids and talk….just the 2 of us.
Once the chairs were done I decided to add an old ladder to the other side of the deck. We found some boards to lay across the rungs and made shelves. The big bucket (which I also found at the Habitat restore) hold the boys’ outdoor toys.
From the pool deck looking down the bridge I can see that it still needs some spicing up.
A rug would be really cute.
But for now I’m really happy with my little deck makeover.
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