Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Getting It Done

The "IT" in my title is a little deck project I've been thinking about for a few years.  I wanted some shade on the deck...I wanted some protection from mosquitoes when needed.  I didn't want to invest a ton of money on a permanent structure because I have many other "projects" that need attended to first.  My Mom and my brother and my son had these canvas gazebos on their decks that seemed to fit that bill nicely.  But I put it off to get other things done, the deck repainted, etc.  I did buy one last year but had to return it because my deck (built by the previous owners) is a weird size....only 91/2 feet wide.  Most of the gazebos are 10X10 or larger. I happened to stumble across an 8X8 one at Target on line.  I still held off another season and finally this year I bit the bullet and bought one.  I should mention we did buy an outdoor screened in structure after we moved here 12yrs. ago.  It lasted almost all summer..until a fateful night of wind and storms and it ended up in the creek! The only part left whole was the door! So I was a bit hesitant this time,  fearing the same fate.  This is bolted to the deck and the canvas can be removed if a bad storm is coming. We'll see how this goes, but for now I do like it.  Here are some pics of how we spent the last few days...OK, how Jack spent the last few days! (Hey, I did help when needed!)
Front view
Side view....
Well, you get the picture! I still need to repaint my one wicker chair. It has been sitting in a spare room for a few years...and I'm sure I will be "tweeking" the decor off and on until I'm happy....Is that even possible? Me happy? Sure!  Now, about that other project in my brain......



17 comments:

Shady Del Knight said...

That's a very cozy and inviting space, dear YaYa! The two of you did a nice job. I can picture you sitting there at dusk sipping iced tea and watching Eddy chase lightning bugs across your large and lovely property. I hope the storms are few and far between. Hurricane season begins Saturday. Wish me luck down here!

Sweet Tea said...

I want to "zap" myself to that very spot. I'll bring the "Sweet Tea" and we can chat and watch the fireflys light up the evening. It's a lovely dream!

Julia said...

I love what you did with your deck. The gazebo should hold with being bolted to the deck. It all looks so cosy and nice right down to the tablecloth.

The pesky mosquitoes were out tonight.

I had the same concerns as you and kept putting off getting a gazebo . I finally bought a steel one that was price way down because one of the post was damaged.The company replaced the damaged post free of charge. I have no netting for it though.

Enjoy your new gazebo.
Hugs,
JB

Cheltz said...

I hope this one holds up! It's cute! I'm sure you'll enjoy the bug-free shade :).

Sush said...

How inviting! I'd love to sit for a spell out there with you and hear all about your grands and the comings and goings of your kiddos! Here's to no big storms to land anything in the creek!

Hugs~

PoetessWug said...

How cool!! :-) And what a great idea!..."Take that, Mosquitoes!!!" ^_^

acorn hollow said...

Does it have screens? we use our screened in porch all summer that is when summer gets here
Cathy

selvageedge said...

Looks nice! I'll be right over for a sit in that chair. :)

Kim said...

Very nice. Now you have a lovely spot to sit with a book and a tray of snacks and enjoy the summer!

Kerri said...

Looks great! Our neighbors have one just like it and they love it. Can I ask where you got your outdoor rug? I've been wanting one and I can't seem to find the right size!

Kay G. said...

I like it!
That shade would be very welcome in Georgia!
Now, do you have someone to serve cool drinks? I am guessing that would be YOU! :-)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

You did good! I really like it and you guys are really going to enjoy having it.
I love how you made it such a sweet living space out doors.
Thanks honey for leaving me such a sweet comment.
I am trying to hang in there and trying to eat better.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Love
Maggie

Rick Watson said...

I love that gazebo. I've never seen one of those used like that.
Your deck looks great!

karen said...

Wow - beautiful job! I want to come sit for a while myself!

Nonnie said...

I love it! And now not only do you have a great spot to sit and visit with family and friends, you have a nice place to go and ponder all the other projects!

Munir said...

This is so comfortable. Now who wouldn't want to invite themselves over.
Enjoy!

Stacy Crawford said...

Now that's a good place to read a book.