So lets play "if I could do anything I wanted to my current deck it would be this!"... sounds fun right!?! A little restricted dreaming. Because lets face it, if I could really have my dream patio/deck it wouldn't look anything like our current situation!
I LOVE our table we built last year... I mean LOVE!! It was one of our favorite projects to date (& happens to be nominated for the Top DIY Project of 2012 by Not Just A Housewife! You can vote here if you feel the urge!)
I also love the Panton Chairs out there. They have held up great & are easy to wipe off when dirty... it's outside... it's going to happen. So those bad boys are going no where!
So to the dreaming... I would kill for Diane Von Furstenberg's rug. It's graphic meets tribal & black which we all know I will always gravitate towards. Plus how amazing would that look under our table?!? (FYI... it is not really an outdoor rug...) I am thinking I could accomplish this in a DIY just like last year's stenciled rug. It is still holding up great, but for $20 I can switch the look up again this year.
The goal is to add a pergola over our existing deck this year. After the umbrella debacle with the glass table we are thinking a more permanent structure would be the best option for us.
With the pergola would come two necessary items. Lighting & Privacy. We are on an open corner lot & have zero privacy on the deck. The option to pull a drapery panel or two while entertaining would be fantastic!
As far as the lighting goes, I could easily go for something like this mason jar grouping...
I'd also like to incorporate (in my dream remember...) a great upholstered sofa at the end of our deck.
Our Adirondack Chairs are fine... but for entertaining this would be ideal!
I also have an idea to incorporate a mirror out there...
I'm not dreaming TOO big. But right now this is all a dream... We'll see what (if any of this) gets accomplished this Spring. Do you all have any plans for your deck/patio this year?