My Outdoor Room.....The Deck Reveal

7.27.2015

After what seems like forever getting the deck renovation finished I can finally say it basically is done. There are still a few things to do like paint the windows and the door, but that will be when it isn't ninety degrees plus out there. Let me say one thing.... without the help from Mr. Savvy this project would not have ever happened. I have one very hard working man who made my vision become real.

Now I have this beautiful outdoor room! The addition of the pergola created the perfect space.

To refresh your memory this is a photo of how it looked when we got started in May and found some surprising water damage to the house that had to be repaired first.

I'm so glad I remembered these shutters were stored away. I painted them with two coats of exterior paint and then they were hung.

All we used was a small chain from Home Depot and some eye hooks.

They help add interest and actually help with the sun when it is on that side of the deck, which is most of the afternoon.

I shared peeks of the pillows in a post awhile back. They are all outdoor pillows. The pink ones and the flamingo pillow are from the Pottery Barn outlet and the larger floral paisley ones  are from regular Pottery Barn. 

I finally found two nice hanging baskets last week.

This time of year the pickings can be low, but at least they were half price and should last till it gets cold.



We spent a good bit on the furniture, but I wanted it to be made well, comfy and last.

I did a lot of shopping around before I made the purchase. This set by Brown Jordan made for the Home Depot was a fair price for nice thick cushions in a Sunbrella fabric. I can use whatever color accessories since the cushions are neutral.

The fun part was shopping for the accessories. The garden stool was found at HomeGoods and was less than forty dollars. I have seen so many for over one hundred. The stool makes a nice place to set a drink. The plant is not normally there. Both of these pillows are also from the Pottery Barn outlet.

The outdoor rug is from overstock.com and the orange and white Greek key outdoor pouff is from Joss & Main and it was purchased with credits that covered most of the price. The pouff can be used as an ottoman to put your feet up on or as an extra seat. The little table was also found at HomeGoods and is the perfect place for my coffee or a drink.

If you follow me on instagram then you saw a photo like this Saturday night. Won't you join me?
The red plastic wine glasses are from Ikea.

At night I light these lanterns and love to watch the light flicker in them when it's dark.

This pot of flowers moved from the front porch to the deck. They love it out here.

Oh, and did you see the string lights? 

This is what they look like at night.

And this is the view from the door during the day.

I am looking forward to many nights and mornings sitting out here especially when the temps and humidity cool down a bit.

We worked hard in the yard all weekend and I can't wait to share it.

I hope y'all have a fabulous week!

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75 comments:

  1. Fabulous as expected! I love how you used those shutters!Great job you two!

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  2. I love it! The colors make me smile! You are one talented lady!

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  3. Beautiful Kim.....Love the shutters and the touches of pink! I know you will enjoy it when it cools of a little:)

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  4. Oh, Kim! You and Mr. Savvy have created such a gorgeous oasis to retreat to at the end of the day. It's as beautiful as I imagined it would be. You always have such excellent taste! And those shutters? Pure genius!

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  5. This is indeed a most gorgeous retreat that you have always wanted. A great job done by Mr. Savvy and you....I love the shutters that present both beauty and function. May you have many wonderful moments sitting in that beautiful area. Love it all!!!...

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  6. It turned out beautiful Kim! I love all of your accessory choices!

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  7. Kim, it looks amazing. What a great room indeed.

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  8. Your outdoor room is beautiful, Kim!! Love the bright pillows you added to your wonderful furniture. The hanging plants and lights add the perfect finishing touch!! Hope you're able to enjoy many many hours enjoying this lovely space!
    Mary Alice

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  9. What a great space! I love what you did with the shutters. The pillows really give you a boost of happy color. I'll bet you'll really enjoy this deck now!

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  10. Very nice. I love the pinkish/color colors. Beautiful!

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  11. You two did a great job! It looks beautiful! Congratulations!

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  12. It's so beautiful! I'm sure you'll enjoy being out there, especially when it starts to cool down!

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  13. Love! Furniture and pillows would be my picks too!
    Sheila

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  14. Beautiful!!!!! I love the furniture you selected and the pillows are very pretty too!!!! Hopefully it will cool off a little so you can enjoy it for a while before it turns cold.
    ~Des

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  15. Such an amazing oasis Kim!!! I love every inch. The shutters are a brilliant idea! I bet you will spend tons of time out in your new outdoor room!

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  16. I love your new and improved deck!!! Your deck posts inspired me to spruce up our patio a little. I had already bought new pillows and then found two outdoor rugs to use (We have two seating areas and another little spot for just a table and 2 chairs). I have a few little side tables, but I am on the lookout for a white garden stool (would also love an aqua one for inside LOL!!). I never go to Homegoods, but am going to check ours out. I hope you have many enjoyable days/nights on your new area.

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  17. After all your hard work, it is nice to have a respit to relax and enjoy!!!

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  18. Looks great - very cozy and inviting!!

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  19. Boy did that turn out nice. I bet you love it, it is like having more square footage. You guys did a great job. thanks for sharing.

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  20. It looks fantastic! Love all the pillows!!

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  21. So pretty! I like the furniture that you and Mr. S. chose. Great job, guys!!

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  22. SO fabulous Kim! I can only imagine how much use you'll get out of this space and how much fun you'll have styling and changing it up! :)

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  23. That turned out so nice! I like the shutters hanging from the back and the hanging baskets are the perfect touch of greenery out there.

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  24. Shutters may be the solution I was looking for to avoid the sun pounding its brilliant light on our deck. I've already pinned your evening shot of your deck to be our inspiration for a pergola addition next spring. As others have commented, the shutters were a brilliant idea. Thank you so very much for your inspiration.

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the shutters and the lights are perfect!

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  26. It's just beautiful, Kim! I'm showing my hubs the picture of that pergola right now! I just love the look, and the shutters really make it feel like a room. Enjoy your new space!

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  27. Such a nice relaxing spot. I love the soft pinks and greens. Great job.

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  28. I adore this outdoor space! My favorite thing is those shutters! What a great feature! The entire transformation is amazing - aren't our hubs the most patient guys to help us bring our ideas to life! Enjoy it!

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  29. I love it. I would live out there.

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  30. Lovely! Congrats on a job well done, and now you can ENJOY! Cynthia

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  31. what a fabulous space! i love the pinks and the greens, but i think your use of the shutters is my favorite. enjoy this space, there's no way you can't!
    b

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  32. You have created an wonderful outdoor space. In our area, you would spend part of every single day out there.

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  33. What a pretty space you have to enjoy now!! I love the pops of pink, of course:-) Love the string lights too--we use ours instead of the porch lighting and the bugs don't seem to gravitate to them as much.

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  34. I've been so excited to see it! Everything is amazing!!!!!! xo

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  35. It really looks great!

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  36. Love it Kim. The space looks fabulous!

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  37. Wow, what a difference arbor makes and the hanging shutters are brilliant!! Love the pink and green fresh colors! Super spot to recharge!
    Jenna

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  38. Your outdoor space is so pretty, Kim! The colours are beautiful with the neutral background. Hope you get lots of time to enjoy your new space.

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  39. it's beautiful Kim, it turned out great, Have fun out there!!

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  40. Just gorgeous love the shutters and the rug.

    Cindy

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  41. What fun ... and how inviting and beautiful ... I'd expect nothing less! I love the pieces you chose to showcase your awesome new pergola ... the fabrics ... the florals, and, of course, the lights! I bought some similar at Target and love the ambiance they add at night! I hope you're out there now with a glass of wine, enjoying the view!

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  42. So inviting and cozy! The string lights at night are my favorite part of your design. Enjoy!

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  43. I am wondering how the shutters would look hung the way they normally would hang. Have you tried a curtain instead of the shutters? Just a thought.

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    1. I don't want curtains at this time. The shutters were something I had on hand and add interest and texture. They are too tall vertically for the space.

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  44. Kim, you and Mr. Savvy did an awesome job! It's a beautiful space. Love the way you hung the shutters for interest and shade. Your porch is very welcoming and colorful. I'm sure you will enjoy many mornings and evenings in this space. I love the string lights and the beautiful glow in the evening.

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  45. Your seating are is gorgeous (like I knew it would be)! I can't wait to see what you do to it in the fall also. It's like a whole new room to decorate :)

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  46. It looks great, Kim! Perfect size and a great use of your space. Love the pillow mix and the party lights! Hope you enjoy it for many enchanted evenings!

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  47. It really looks good Kim! Lucky you!
    Marcy

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  48. Wow Kim, it's gorgeous! It really is like an outdoor room. You chose such beautiful pieces and I love the colors. I am sure you are spending lots of time out there! Enjoy!
    Cheers! Shelley

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  49. It turned out beautifully!!! We all knew it would. You and Mr. Savvy are one great team! I love it all. Enjoy many mornings and evenings out there!!! You deserve it after all that work.

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  50. What a pretty space! Love the shutters. They add a lot to the area and help it look cozy without blocking it completely.

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  51. Squeal! Squeal! I love the delightful, fun way you've decorated your new outdoor room! Party time!

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  52. your outdoor space looks amazing. kudos to u & the hubby. i love the shutters- so much better hung sideways~ a touch of the unexpected. the string lights is the crowning touch. enjoy your new oasis. xo- maryjo
    https://maryjomaterazo.typepad.com

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  53. It looks so good and it is really inspiring! I was so surprised to see the pinks & corals - since those don't tend to be your colors (but I don't think everything has to be "matchy-matchy"). You did a great job. Sunbrella fabric is the best - and those cafe lights are perfect!
    Best,
    MIchelle from simplysantabarbara.blogspot.com

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  54. Congratulations on adding more living space to your beautiful home. It looks amazing! Love the colors too!

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  55. Wow Kim, your "new" deck looks awesome, I love how you decorated it too. You and your hubby did a fabulous job.

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  56. Kim it turned out fabulous! I know where you will be come fall. I know I would be out there all the time!

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  57. It looks absolutely wonderful and I really like the shutters. As to the string lights I can only imagine how your little granddaughter will react the first time she's there in an evening and you turn the switch and create magic.

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  58. Love this so much! So inviting and colorful. What you did with the shutters is super clever!

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  59. Your deck looks simply gorgeous, Kim! Love everything you've chosen for your new living space. May you enjoy many days and nights out there. You both deserve it!

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  60. Congrats Kim, Im so happy for you. It looks fantastic, now take some time to enjoy!

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  61. Looks like a lovely spot to gather and relax! So nice to get a big project done! Beautiful job!

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  62. Oh Kim you out did yourself on this one. How gorgeous. Love the shutters oh my so wonderful. Love all the color it just screams come and sit and relax. Great job.
    Kris

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  63. Gorgeous - not that I expected anything else! ---- Amy @ http://thegiftedgabber.com

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  64. Gorgeous Kim, I love it all! The lights make it so festive at night!

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  65. Kim, your talent is so inspiring!

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  66. It's just gorgeous - and welcoming !
    I'm in the market for an outdoor living room set so this was timely - I just LOVE the one you chose !

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  67. Kim, it looks wonderful! What a nice place to spend the summer evenings!

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  68. What a wonderful outdoor living space! I love the mix of colors and the way they contrast with the dark rattan furniture. The cafe lights are a perfect touch.

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  69. I knew this outdoor space would be as charming as ever when you were done:) It all came together so nicely, and I love everything about it. FABULOUS:D

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  70. So pleasant and I inviting....wondering if the Mr. could be cloned.
    Good team work.

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  71. How in the world did I miss this reveal??? WOW it looks incredible! LOVE how cozy and inviting it is. The furniture, pops of color and those fabulous lights! I hope you are enjoying your beautiful new space as you're taking a little break.

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  72. Just saw this on Pinterest. I have a huge opening that neighbors can see to my sitting patio area and i have thrown the idea of rolling shades or an outdoor fabric curtain pulled to the side then i saw your hung shutters never did i think of this wonderful idea. LOVE IT!!! your patio is so beautiful. Now to start looking for shutters and strings of lights.

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