Outdoor Room

6.09.2010

  I showed you  the beginning stage of dressing up the deck to make it more of an outside room. Even though it is way too hot here to use most of the time except early morning and evening. In the middle of the day until about six o'clock you can forget it unless you love extreme heat. So I am going to show you how to layer a deck. Now our deck is nothing fancy and not very big. It was as long as where the sunroom is now. That took up half of the original deck, but we didn't need all that extra space anyway and I love my sunroom. I used the same colors out here that are in my house so the inside and outside flow together. Only one more thing I need is some added shade so I will probably get a nice umbrella to go out here.


First these chairs were brown just like the deck. Now they wear a lovely coat of tomato red spray paint.
The little metal table between them went from brown to black with spray paint, too. Much better.
By the way these chairs rock, too.


Now let's add some colorful outdoor cushions. The seat cushions I bought last year from Pottery Barn during their clearance sale for 50% off. Hooray! The lantern was spray painted olive green.


The striped pillow I just bought on clearance, too from Pottery Barn. Yay, for sales!


Now let's add an outdoor rug from Overstock.com
I like the way the stripes in the rug repeat the stripes in the pillows.


Now if I need extra seating I can just pull this wicker chair out of the sunroom.  I spray painted it red a couple of years ago.
If we need more seating I have plenty more chairs to grab and bring out.


Now we have a nice sitting area to enjoy.
Two lanterns that hold votive candles are hanging on the rail for added light at night. 
Plus if we have a fire going that is added light.


Close up of the little lanterns that are hanging now.


Another spray painted item is the rooster. It was a brown metal.


This is what I can do to cover up the little grill. Bring out my shutters from the sunroom.


Then I added these colorful little votives  that I found on sale for $1.25 at Michael's.





I can pull this chair over here for another little sitting area.


Love the new look from inside.


So much nicer.


I placed this planter here to hide the view of the grill since you can see all the way through to the deck when you enter our front door. Nobody wants to see the grill when they first come in.


Well, that is how I prettied up the deck. Looks so much nicer with the pops of color added. Now if
it will just cool off some so we can enjoy it. It is extremely hot and humid today.

Come on over and I will fix you a nice cold glass of sweet tea or lemonade.

Y'all come back now,

KIM


Post edit: 3-25-11 linking this old post to join Debbiedoos color party with spray paint.

You can join in over here.

85 comments:

  1. Kim, I love your red chairs---both metal and wicker! The table is so cute, too. What clever ideas for hiding your grill! You're always so creative.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great job with bold color, something I'm learning to do slowly.

    ReplyDelete
  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE that green lantern!
    The color combination is so bright and happy. I would want to spend many a morning sipping my coffee here before the sun kicks in. Love the addition to texture too- truly an "outdoor room."

    ReplyDelete
  4. Looks wonderful Kim! I love the bright colors.

    I need to steal that fern stand idea, for the lake. Will store that idea away, in my ispiration file.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Loving the color and the layers! So beautiful...and I really love the view from inside...in the air conditioning;) It is so hot and humid here today...I am melting...YUCK!

    Your ferns are beautiful...I am really into ferns right now...inside and out. I love they feel they give a room!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

    ReplyDelete
  6. I so love the red chairs...what is it about red? I love it around me in every room! Love the green lantern too! :D

    ReplyDelete
  7. Soooo cute! I love the red. Everything looks so put together.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi Kim, great ideas and beautiful deck! Question: with all the rain we have, do you keep the rug and pillows out all the time OR just when you are using the deck? Linda

    ReplyDelete
  9. Linda, I usually bring the cushions in even though they are for outdoors. I just want them to stay clean. The rug I just got and I am leaving it out. It is for outdoors. I had a bamboo rug from Pier One that was for outdoors and it mildewed so fast that I got rid of it. What a waste of money. Don't do bamboo. Yuck.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love how you mixed the colors. Very nice.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Kim, your deck looks so pretty. Love the chairs painted red, and the screen with the pails is such a great idea. I'd better get to work on my back porch. laurie

    ReplyDelete
  12. Beautiful and so inviting!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Looks great. I am liking how you added the red and a touch of green. cute idea to hid the grill! We hid ours in the garage :)
    Wendy

    ReplyDelete
  14. It looks great Kim! I love the folding shutter idea!! You are using all of my favorite colors too!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love it Kim...the colors are so fun and vibrant....is that a little lantern hanging with a candle in it? I noticed that too, I think I may do something like that....cute idea with the shutters too, so versatile!~

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great job! I know what you mean about time flying by. :(
    I want to replace my table and chairs in my courtyard, but it has gotten to hot be spend much time outside, so I am dragging my feet.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi Kim, The deck looks so pretty with all that color it really does look like an outside room.I just LOVE the planter you have inside with the ferns in it,I know you said you put it there to hide the grill but it totally belongs there LOVE IT!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. The touches of RED really pop against the background colors! I love having a nice place to sit outside! I don't remember if I entered the contest...I should go through and see if my name is there! lol Enjoy your evening ...and your beautiful porch! ♥

    ReplyDelete
  19. I absolutely LOVE the color of those chairs and shutters!!! What a great idea to put those colorful votives on there, it really adds a nice touch. Keep up the good work!

    ReplyDelete
  20. So smart with the fern and shutter coverups. What a wonderful porch. Enjoy!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Love the chairs painted red! All your accent pieces just make it flow and look so cozy. How clever to put the screen in front of the grill and the votives hanging on it are adorable! You are just too clever!

    ReplyDelete
  22. It all looks fantastic Kim! I have the same striped pillows from PB. Thanks for telling us they are on sale. I need a few more to add to our back deck. The rug and the pop of red are gorgeous. Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Kim this looks so great. I love the addition of the red and green combination. It looks so inviting and cheerful. Another great job, my dear friend, Kathysue

    ReplyDelete
  24. Beautiful job. The colors look so summery and I bet it's beautiful as the sun goes down and the breeze kicks up.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Love all the bright fun colors! You have given me some great ideas. I need to work on my patio too.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I love all the red on your deck! It looks like a great place to sit and watch the world go by! Joni

    ReplyDelete
  27. Hi Kim, i love all the bold colors!! Your outdoor space looks great......Kathy

    ReplyDelete
  28. The pops of color are absolutely divine! Great job!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Kim, this looks wonderful and so inviting! You have been very busy! I really like the votives hanging on the screen! That is so cute and would look great in your sunroom even if you move it back. Also love your kimberly queen stand and the 3 potted plants stand. If you didn't know already those Kimberly Queens are so hardy and will last forever and are great for seperating into more. I have all of mine from last year that I overwintered. Love the new look of your porch, it looks wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Your home is beautiful, you did an amazing job creating an inviting space!

    ReplyDelete
  31. All that red as seen from the indoors looking out really beckons a person to come out to the deck and sit for a while.

    It's lovely.

    Di

    ReplyDelete
  32. I love the pops of color that it added to the porch. I love the color red!

    My favorite thing though, is the FERN & the fern holder. LOVE! It is gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  33. You did a beautiful job transforming your deck from ho hum to Shazam!!!! Great colors and such a happy place.

    I too am transforming my back screen-in porch and the deck area. Lots of work but fun too.

    Love your blog. I too live in Georgia and I know what you mean when you say how how it is during the mid-day...too hot to sit out on the deck until late evening.

    -Kathi

    ReplyDelete
  34. My heart went pitter patter when I saw your red shutters...Great porch!!!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I love your blog and have been lurking here ever since you started writing it. Once of the things I love most is you're not afraid to use color. But I can lurk no longer, because curiosity has gotten the best of me and I'd love to know where you found the plant stand your ferns are in. Susie

    ReplyDelete
  36. Susie,
    Thanks so much for the comment and I do hope you will leave a comment here and there. I would love for you to sign up on the giveaway, too. It is for my readers which you certainly are.

    I bought that plant stand several years ago at Amelia Island, Fla. at a shop called that has changed it's name to Tennille and Company. They have a shop in Buckhead, but they don't carry these any longer. Wish I could have told you a better answer.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Your deck looks wonderful! I love the colors that you used, they are so very cheerful!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Very pretty! I love the stripes and ferns.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Oh Kim! I love all the red you have added! it looks like a fun and happy place to relax. And all your special touches are just wonderful. Nicely done!

    ReplyDelete
  40. It looks great! I think I'm heading to Pottery Barn. I love the pillows! The fern is gorgeous. I can't ever keep ferns alive. Any secrets??

    ReplyDelete
  41. Again, I just LOVE what you have done!!!! You are one busy person! I so look forward to your blog every day to see what project you have completed....LOVE you work.
    Denise

    ReplyDelete
  42. Your deck looks great! I love all the red and color! The screen is a good idea. I have two Kimberley ferns by the front door and so far they're not doing to well - yours looks fabulous!

    Manuela

    ReplyDelete
  43. I love your fancy deck!!

    ReplyDelete
  44. I love all of your little touches and the way you have dressed up the porch. I love the colors. I'd like to hear more about growing ferns. I thought they were too hard to grow inside.
    Mama Bear

    ReplyDelete
  45. Your outdoor "room" looks beautiful Kim! I've been having Google problems for 2 days and haven't been able to access any blogs, including mine! Turns out it was one of the links to a party I added! Yikes! Good thing hubby is computer savvy.
    xoxo,
    Kim

    ReplyDelete
  46. its so cute with all the pretty colors and looks so nice from the inside too:)

    ReplyDelete
  47. Very pretty! Great job! I love the red chairs and the stripey cushions...it looks like a bright and cheery "room" to enjoy!

    ReplyDelete
  48. Your deck is the perfect size for me, Kim. I have a patio that goes the whole length of our house. It is not really tolerable to hang out on between 3-6 as that is when it gets hit directly with the sun. The gazebo comes in handy then! : ) Love your colorful chairs and your green lantern.

    ReplyDelete
  49. I just found your blog through Kat's blog (Low Tide High Style) - I'm loving all the colour you use. We are in the process of planning our deck for the backyard, so I was very glad to see yours for inspiration. We don't eat outside, but would like a deck for sitting and having a cup of tea or reading - basically like the area you have with the 2 red chairs, the red wicker chair and the firepit. I was wondering what the dimensions of that half of the deck area is? Thanks.

    I just became a follower so I can continue to enjoy your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  50. I love your bright cheerful colors. i also bought Pottery Barn pillows on sale last year, and was hoping to paint my shutters, but we have had so much rain, when it is nice I spend the time weeding...

    ReplyDelete
  51. I just love the colors you have used. Bright and cheerful.

    ReplyDelete
  52. Hi Kim
    I love all the diffferent pieces you used on your deck and the color combination of red green and black. Everything looks wonderful and I'm so glad you joined the party!
    Hugs, Rhondi

    ReplyDelete
  53. LOVE IT! Don't you also love those Kimberly ferns? Finally, a fern that can take some sun. You know how much I ADORE that sun room. But your deck is really a nice addition to that as well!
    Brenda

    ReplyDelete
  54. What a beautiful job!
    I love the pops of red and the shutters are so unique and fun!
    Cindy

    ReplyDelete
  55. Hi Kim,
    Now you just know that I love all of that! The red is so fantastic. I agree, our outdoor spaces should reflect what's going on inside. Yours is gorgeous!
    Cheers, Andrea

    ReplyDelete
  56. Just beautiful, love the colors, very nice.

    Ginger

    ReplyDelete
  57. What a bright and lovely spot. I especially like all of those red touches!

    ReplyDelete
  58. Very nice, Kim. Love the red shutters and those Pottery Barn cushions. Looks like I am going to have to browse the Pottery Barn sale site!
    xo
    Robin

    ReplyDelete
  59. Your deck looks fabulous with those cushions and that rug. The rug makes it look like an extra room! I bet you enjoy your sunporch now. I like the fern idea to hide the grill!

    ReplyDelete
  60. I love your festive deck! All those pops of red are perfection, and the screen really sets it off well.

    I hope you'll come visit me at my house. I got to the party late because I was trying to change the sling on a sling chair that was fighting back. LOL!

    Happy Porch Party...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

    ReplyDelete
  61. Nice to meet you at Porch Party. I love the pop of color that red adds to your beautiful back deck. We have been hanging onto huge 8x8 shutters that we removed from our house and now I know what to do with them. I can hide my ugly air conditioners in my beautiful side garden. I showed my husband so he could get inspired. Thanks for the great idea.

    ReplyDelete
  62. Kim, I love the red accents on your deck. It is a beautiful spot. It's too warm here in the summer to enjoy our outside spaces also. That's one reason the sunrooms are so nice. ~ Sarah

    ReplyDelete
  63. Kim, Beautiful job, and you used my favorite color, red. Great ideal using the shutters the way you did. Your house just flows beautifully. Thanks for sharing.
    Sandy

    ReplyDelete
  64. Awesome job! Love all of the red. I love having an outdoor space.

    Thanks so much for joining "Summer Sundays".

    - The Tablescaper

    ReplyDelete
  65. Hi! what a cute deck you have!
    I love red detais! beautiful, beautiful I´m lovin´ it!

    Happy summer!

    xoxo

    visit me anytime...

    ReplyDelete
  66. Your home and your deck are gorgeous!
    I love all your reds! Marcia

    ReplyDelete
  67. Your deck looks so cheery! I love the planter and the ferns in it to hide your b-b-que.

    ReplyDelete
  68. So elegant and so fun, too. I love the shutters and planters to hide the grill. Great suggestions and inspirations.

    ReplyDelete
  69. How inviting! Love the tomato red chairs.

    ReplyDelete
  70. Kim, I absolutely love your blog, especially your patio, and would love to know the color of the paint you used for the chairs. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  71. Esther, thanks so much and the color is tomato red by Krylon.

    ReplyDelete
  72. Oooh, very pretty! I am working on an outdoor room on the lower deck, looking for inspiration. Now I want to rush out and get some tomato red paint to do my wicker chairs.

    ReplyDelete
  73. Your back deck is so pretty and colorful Kim. I love that you shared it.

    ReplyDelete
  74. Love it ALL, but my favorite is the lime green lantern!!!

    ReplyDelete
  75. Kim I would love to sit and have a glass of lemonade with you! Your deck looks great! Love the color of the chairs and I LOVE the lime green lantern! Have a great weekend, Martina

    ReplyDelete
  76. I love the bright colors, they just seem to do so well outside, I used bright colors on my deck too. I couldn't stand this much color inside though! Good idea for hiding the grill,especially from inside.

    ReplyDelete
  77. Kim, love the color "red", and the bright lime green just "pops".
    ~Jo
    LazyonLoblolly

    ReplyDelete
  78. Love the colors you chose Kim ~ everything really pops!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

    ReplyDelete
  79. I love this back porch!! I would enjoy sitting out there with coffee in the mornings! The flowers are gorgeous too!

    ReplyDelete
  80. So so pretty. I love the pops of color. It all flows so nice.
    Tana

    ReplyDelete
  81. very nice,, I would be sitting out there all the time If it was mine. Love all the bright colors..even though Im not much for a lot of color. It looks great.

    ReplyDelete

DESIGNED BY ECLAIR DESIGNS