Deck Progress and Back Yard Beginnings

6.30.2015

The deck painting is finished! We had glorious weather on Sunday with much cooler temps and way lower humidity and boy did it feel nice. So I grabbed the deck paint and got the floor and steps finished since that is all that was lacking. We had rain on and off all week so we waited till it was all clear to finish.

view from the sun room door

I probably shouldn't have tackled this because whatever popped in my rib area last week sure started hurting again after all this bending over. No more bending over for me until this gets well.

While I worked on the deck the mister started tackling the back yard to get it ready for new sod.

This area along the wood line was a big overgrown mess of briars and vines that he had to cut back and drag off.

Sprinklers have been marked. I knew used paint stir sticks were good for something.

We hated to do this, but the giant rose of sharons had to come down. They had gotten so large they were taking over the deck. Smaller bushes will be planted this fall.

Our raised garden box will also have to be taken down. The tomatoes don't taste right anyway so no big deal. Not sure why they don't taste good.

And if you follow me on Instagram, and you know you should be,  then you saw the peeks of what I have bought so far for the deck.

The flamingo seems to be everyone's favorite.

Can't wait to put this all together.

I also can't wait to see what you have to share at Wow Us Wednesdays tonight.
See y'all there!

33 comments:

  1. Looks great so far Kim, love your pillows! Hope you get to feeling better.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  2. it's looking so good . i k now where we will find you for the rest of the year until fall. what kind of sod are you laying?

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  3. what did you use for the deck paint?

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    1. Behr solid stain that supposedly last ten years.

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  4. Weird about the tomatoes! Ours are just starting to come in, but we have been getting cukes. We planted heirloom tomatoes. I have been keeping our produce market busy!!

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  5. Kim, the deck and pergola look awesome and it looks like your yard is off to a good start:). It's going to be beautiful I am sure!

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  6. Looking great and love the sneak peeks on IG.....hope you are feeling better!

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  7. Looks great Kim! Anxious to see how you decorate your space- as I'm sure it will beautiful like always:)

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  8. Love it! Everything looks awesome and I especially love the pillows! Where did you find the flamingo pillow?

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  9. Looking great Kim! Those pillows are fun!

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  10. Yep, used paint sticks are very handy. We used some to shim our new black and white floors. You are really going to enjoy your new pergola.

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  11. Looking good Kim. Love the pillows. Can't wait to see more. Happy Week and Happy 4th.
    Kris

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  12. How fun! I have to go with the crowd - love the flamingo. I am sure you are chomping at the bit to add your style to the deck. It's going to be beautiful! Jane

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  13. I'm sorry your hurt yourself! I hope you are feeling better soon. I love the deck, can't wait to see it finished. I know it'll be beautiful! I think we both have a thing for pillows.....I love them! See you tonight for the party!

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  14. It looks so good! I love the pergola! I know that had to be a lot of work. I bet painting it was the most daunting task. Looking forward to seeing it styled for use next!

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  15. A-MAZING!!! I'm so happy for you! I know you have wanted a pergola for awhile. LOVE the colors you are going with outside!!! Can't wait to see the final reveal. Then you need to go outside and sit under your pergola and RELAX!!!

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  16. I am anxious to see the deck complete, but I know you are even more anxious.

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  17. Can't wait to see how it all comes together! Love the rug ... do you remember where you got it, per chance? I've been on the hunt for a replacement for a while, but they all seem too loud. Happy Fourth of July to you.

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    1. It's brand new and from overstock.com.

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    2. Thanks, Kim -- I'll check it out!

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  18. I love it! The color you used is VERY pretty. Love the rug and pillows also and can't wait to see it all put together. Hope you feel better!!! No fun. Soon you can relax!!!

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  19. Looking great, can't wait to see!

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  20. The deck and pergola look great!! Your pillows look awesome. Can not wait to see the finishing touches.
    Have a great day!

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  21. Sad to hear you are in pain. Take care of yourself. Prop up on one of those cute new pillows and take it easy!

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  22. I'm totally loving your pergola. You're going to have so much fun decorating this area. Wondering if you could rent out Mr. Savvy for some other pergola work, ha ha!

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  23. Your deck is going to be fab Kim. I love the flamingo pillows and can not wait to see the deck all decked out!;)

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  24. Kim! That was a HUGE job-all that painting...but it looks SOOOO good!!! I can't wait to see it all pulled together. I know it will be spectacular. The yard will look great from the renovated area, too. xo Diana

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  25. the deck and pergola looks great. I know it's a lot of work.

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  26. Love the deck color. Can't wait to see the finished project.

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  27. Painting decks is no easy task, but sitting on it with awesome pillows will be a good reward.

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