Dreaming Of A Pergola

6.14.2015

I have shared how we are fixing up our deck that is twenty years old and seen better days. Well, our deck gets a lot of sun in the afternoon and I have always wondered what a pergola would look like.
Here are some pergolas that have inspired me to nag beg Mr. Savvy to build one.






As you can see there are many different styles and guess what!

My nagging begging worked and Mr. Savvy is building me us one!

He drew his own design and cut all the lumber with a jigsaw. 

He worked hard in the hot sun and still has a few more things to do like adding decorative braces and the columns will be boxed in.

Only one side will have the pergola and I can't wait to make a cozy seating area under it.

Things are moving along.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

34 comments:

  1. Thats going to look great Kim, good thing you're a persuasive begger, lol

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  2. We always enjoyed our pergolas that Mr. Comforts built. You are really going to love yours. It is looking great! That first inspiration picture is fabulous!

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  3. Looking good Kim-cant wait to see it done-good begging!

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  4. Oh, it's awesome! What a talented husband you have!

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  5. Awesome, it's all coming together. fondly ~lynne~

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  6. Beautiful...I'm jealous! I haven't nagged my hubby to build one yet because we have sooooo many other projects going on but...maybe next summer! Thanks for the inspiration! Can't wait to see the final finished and decorated project!

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  7. Wow, it's gorgeous! I need to start nagging, um begging, over here :)

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  8. Omg Kim, It looks so good! Can't imagine how awesome it'll be after you add your decorative touches! Kudos to Mr. Savvy for such an amazing job!

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  9. When he is done, can he come here and build us one?? I've wanted a pergola for 25 years!! enjoy!!
    Nancy

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  10. It's looking real good Kim...can't wait to see it all finished!

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  11. You are going to love it! The vines we have planted are finally taking off on ours, and I can't wait for the to cover the top like one of these photos shows. It gives a feeling of enchantment inside when it is full of fragrant flowers (and not too hot.) I am lobbying for a couple of ceiling fans!

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  12. Lookin good so far! Can't wait to see the finished pergola.

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  13. It's looking good Kim, Mr Savvy is a keeper!

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  14. Looks great!!...Mr Savvy is the man!....and must say I love the pergola with the fireplace....I was supposed to have a fireplace at one end of my pergola , but 10 years later...I am still waiting....patiently!!...Have a great day! I am sure you are so very excited that it is almost done...

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  15. :) YEAH!!! I am so happy for ya. It looks great Kim. Mr. Savvy designed a nice one!
    We had one at our old home. 10 x 10 . We used it a lot. But it was totally in the shade. This present home. We chose a lot with only 1 tree... no shade :/ So we just bought a gazebo to shade the back patio.
    Looking forward to seeing yours done and decorated!

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  16. We certainly do love ours....and it shades the windows beautifully....how exciting....Sheryl

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  17. Oh Kim how awesome this looks. Mr. Savvy deserves lots of hugs on this one. I love all the inspiration pics too. Now I want one. Mr. JCC is in trouble now lol! Lookin good. You go girl.
    Kris

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  18. Tt will look wonderful when you are through.I want to see all you wonderful pictures and the way you decorated it.

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  19. Im in so much trouble because of you! lol. Im a nagging wife also. Showed my husband your pics, now I think I might be getting too,lol..Your is looking great! Keep posting, please :)

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  20. Looking good, Kim! You are lucky that hubby is handy that way. Our patio gets so much afternoon sun.

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  21. It's coming along nicely! I bet that is going to be your new favorite place to sit and relax now.

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  22. My son and his bride just had one built on the deck of their new house in DC last week.

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  23. They're all very stunning, but my favorite is from babble.com. I found that on Pinterest some time ago and think it's absolutely beautiful! However, something tells me that whatever you decide, it's gonna be gorgeous! Can't wait to see it when it's done:D

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  24. Your inspirational photos are gorgeous!! Anxious to see yours in all its glory...Mr. Savvy is a good man!!
    Mary Alice

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  25. Wow! Mr. Savvy can just do anything!!! Can't wait to see how you furnish it!

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  26. Wow! You are a lucky lady! I would love to have a pergola! What a wonderful husband you have, and quite the handyman! Unfortunately, I'm not so lucky. My husband is dangerous with tools. We always have to hire someone, which ends up being lots of money! Can't wait to see the reveal!

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  27. LOVE it Kim! Mr. Savvy has done a wonderful job!

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  28. Who doesn't love a pergola and you do everything with such beautiful style that I'm sure it's going to be 'pin-worthy!' Can't wait to see it finished!
    love and blessings
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

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  29. Can't wait to see your new pergola. We are hoping to build one here next spring.

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  30. Looks great! I have always wanted one. I am still begging for one. We will see how it turns out for me.
    Can't wait to see it all finished.

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  31. Yay for you! It looks fantastic so far!!! We had our deck rebuilt and added 5 extra feet and topped with a pergola just last week. All that's left to do is stain/seal the deck, seal the pergola after they dry out some, and the hang bistro lights. đŸ˜€. Enjoy!!!

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  32. We had a nursery guy give us a bid on cleaning up the cedars and mulching at the back of our lot . While he was here he suggested pots of wisteria for the proposed pergola. I don't think wisteria does very well here but I would love to have it on the pergola. I loved seeing all the photos in this post. Our HOA rules say we can only have natural cedar with a clear sealer or vinyl. We are going with the cedar for deck and pergola. Sending the papers to HOA tomorrow. Fingers crossed we can get this show on the road!LOL

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  33. Great project! I'm also dreaming of a pergola! Your husband is a gem.

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