When our house was built a standard deck was added and the wood was sealed and truthfully, I enjoyed sitting on my back deck more than our front porch. It felt "safe" and less exposed and I've always thought it to be a wonderful space. Recently we had some work done on the house and the guy doing the work suggested we paint the deck. At first I wasn't so excited about the idea but I had been wanting some sort of a screen or trellis added to block the western sun. I had also dreamed of a pergola though it wasn't at the top of my "list."
Well here we are a couple weeks later and I have a few pictures to share. This was the look of our old deck-slightly weathered, functional, but not too attractive really.
Here is the deck now.
So many little details have been added like the trellis. It's going to add some shade and privacy once the jasmine fills in.
I also love these beautiful wrought iron plant holders that my girlfriend's brother-in-law made.
And it was so exciting to have a ceiling fan added.
And we added the coolest solar lighting.
Here's the evening view.
Another one of Christine Sibley's sculptures.
So now we're working on the under deck area. Check out the painted concrete!
So tonight we will be eating on the deck, looking at the Atlanta skyline (barely visible but still), looking for fireworks. Hope you are having a great 4th holiday weekend!!!