This post is sponsored by The Home Depot*
Today’s the day that I get to finally share our deck makeover! And the crowds go wild… I was one of 18 bloggers who participated in The Home Depot Patio Style Challenge. So, today I get to reveal what I consider to be our Backyard Oasis. We took our deck from drab to fab. A deck that needed some major TLC and furniture that was faded from the sun did nothing more than keep us indoors.
However, when you take the time to add a little paint, some new furniture and accessories — you can create a beautiful outdoor space that is not only beautiful, but welcoming too!
The entire project started with the deck itself getting a little attention. It took a few days, but it turned out great. Be sure to swing by The Home Depots blog for the details on what we used.
I have to say a big thank you to my parents for lending a hand too! They assembled the furniture and my dad helped the hubby and I with painting the deck.
I shared some Backyard Deck Ideas on The Home Depot blog as well, so here I’ll primarily be showcasing the space and how it turned out.
Here you can see the transformation in a before and after!
It was such a sad looking deck, right? We truly couldn’t be happier with how this space came together. According to color psychology, blue is a color of peace and order. It makes me think of the ocean and the yearly vacation we take to St. Maarten, where we completely veg on the beach. Ahhh, I wish I was there now (hee-hee).
Here are a few of my random thoughts:
- I’m obsessed with the indoor outdoor lanterns and purchased the outdoor battery operated candles too (they’re wax free, so no melting).
- I loved how the red alstroemeria added an unexpected pop of color.
- We’ve never had hanging lights on our deck — they create such a fantastic ambiance at night!
- Below I used a large terra cotta pot holder as a serving tray — why didn’t I think of that sooner? It’s perfect for the outdoors (and absorbs the liquids off drinks that are sweating).
We’re not the only ones who are enjoying the comfortable seating either — Parker and Buster have had their fair share of enjoying the great outdoors too! (Parker made an appearance over on the HD blog and Buster is pictured below. Isn’t he handsome?)
One last view — and then I hope you’ll hop over to The Home Depot blog and see all of the Backyard Deck Ideas I shared there with additional photos!
“Beauty lies in your own backyard!”
A beautiful backyard oasis that is a great place to relax and unwind. Care to join me? We could even hang out at night to enjoy this ambiance…
Hampton Bay Oak Cliff Custom 5-piece Metal Outdoor Dining Set
Hampton Bay Sky Blue Patio Deep Seating Slipcover Set
Sky Blue Square Outdoor Pouf with Handle — Out of Stock Online
Hampton Bay 9 ft. Steel Crank and Tilt Patio Umbrella in Sky — (view it on Home Depot Blog)
Black Metal Lantern Outdoor Hanging Cafe String Lights
Hampton Bay 30 in. Metal Lantern in Black (also in 22 in. and 14 in.)
Trellis Reversible Cape Cod 7 ft. 5 in. x 10 ft. 8 in. Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug
Plantation Patterns Sand Geo Square Outdoor Throw Pillow (2-Pack)
8-3/4 in. Ficus Pandurata Bush in Pot
All-Weather Wicker Pouf