I recently received a comment on our porch reveal asking what our deck looks like. I admit I’ve been bad about sharing the updates back there. Back in the day, I outlined the “zones” I wanted to create, and I’m happy to report not much has changed and we even purchased all the large items we didn’t have. You may have noticed these in the drone flyover post.
And, my original “zone” plan:
We bought a dining set as well as a sectional and a coffee table. Both are from Target. The dining set is the Threshold Holden 6-Piece Metal/Wicker Rectangular Patio Dining Furniture Set. We also bought a navy blue umbrella and granite base (seen here, but no longer available on the website).
The sectional is the Threshold Heatherstone Wicker set with 5 sections with a faux stone coffee table (similar to this set).
Since the weather is crappy more often than not, I don’t leave any of the cushions out full time. So, instead of the “food set-up zone” I imagined, we opted for a storage container. It’s fine because we actually have larger parties than the deck alone could handle, so our food tables are set-up down in the driveway with the eating areas. With all the sectional cushions, dining chair cushions and extra pillows, the storage container alone couldn’t hold everything so we also picked up the Ikea TOSTERÖ for $20 and it’s held up surprisingly really well. I leave it on top of the storage bin during the nice weather months and then we toss it in the attic of the garage during winter.
I still plan to add string lights, which we already own from our wedding reception, but Mike and I have to build some supports, which I plan to make semi-permanent so that we’re more likely to use the lights if the supports are always there! Since we’re 5 minutes away from snow here, this will be a project for next spring.
But, before the snow hits (and with the freaky 75 degree weather we’re experiencing right now), we wanted to re-stain the deck. We finished most of it yesterday, but we still have touch-ups and a few sections along the sides to complete, but I’ll be back later to share. We had a huge hiccup happen, (one word: mistint), and I’m still not sure how I feel about it now. Hopefully later this week we can add the furniture back on and feel a little better!