Monday, June 10, 2013

our back deck...

Hope your weekend was fabulous!
I finished arranging, making a slew of pillows and tweaking the decor on our deck. I've always
 had large pots overflowing with flowers, but the formal manicured look of boxwoods has won
 me over big-time and the only pot of flowers to be found is a little pansy from early spring.
We inherited four large, cushy chairs from my parents, and I wasn't sure if it would be
overkill in addition to the two we had, but it's already proven to be a comfy conversation
 area to enjoy with friends. :)  



I found this over sized lantern on the clearance rack at TJ Maxx...



This black Ikea Lack table is the perfect size for the patio... 


Looking back toward the buffet...


Remember this wicker settee I found at the garage sale last year,
I made new cushions from drop cloths, my first drop cloth diy, and some new pillows.
I want to cover the six chairs to match...someday. :)  
A piece of stone placed on top of a ceramic pot gives more surface area to set drinks.


The potting bench is mostly used for a serving buffet, I stole the idea of a lamp after seeing
 how cool Emily's looked on her patio. You won't believe it ~ this lamp was on the sidewalk 
with a free sign. I didn't do a thing to it, or the shade! #luckyday
But I do have a fun idea for the shade...it's on the list...


My diy sunburst I made awhile back found a new home.
I printed out 'chill' on the computer and added it to a simple frame. 


Our patio table with the requisite Pellegrino for photo shoots.   

  
Bring on the BBQ's, drinks and friends! 
We're ready!

Check out last year's 'decked out' post for a different look with
potted flowers and the settee in bright green ikat here.  


Joining Kim @ Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Traci @ Beneath My Heart for Best DIY Projects of June

36 comments:

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Looks great Pam...... as you know, I love the boxwoods! :) ... the perfect spot to relax outdoors this summer.

Wendy said...

Looks great, loving the cushions and the chill sign. The pot with the succulents in is really nice. Just remembered I have a pot like that now I need to get some succulents for it. Thanks for the inspiration again ♡

Julia Konya said...

Wow, Pam it's so beautiful. I love the potting bench with all the details on it and above it. And the seating are is fabulous too.
What a great place to hang out.

Mrs. DeVore said...

looks beautiful! Our patio is in desperate need of some TLC, thanks for the inspiration!

Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home said...

Love how it all came together. It looks like perfect spot to hang out with friends well into the night :)

Danielle said...

So pretty, Pam. Your patio is look gorgeous! x

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

Looks like a place I could hang for a while, cocktail in hand! ;)

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

This is so beautiful, Pam. I love all of your details. You get so lucky with your finds. I need to 'chill' in a place like this.

Nancy said...

Pam, Not only is your patio sensational and so classy looking, your photography skills are really soaring! I love the peak through a boxwood, or trying not to take the entire deck all at once. Great job!!! It really looks inviting. You must have a huge deck, cause it looks it. Have a wonderful time using it.
xo Nancy
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Calypso In The Country said...

Your patio looks beautiful Pam! I love the boxwoods. They add the perfect amount of green and make everything look so alive and fresh! I bought a few boxwoods this year too and am really happy with how they look. Normally the deer eat anything I put in the pots by my garage but they haven't touched the boxwoods and they look great! Great job on the patio - get out there and enjoy it!
-Shelley

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks straight out of a magazine- gorgeous!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It all looks great, Pam! I love that you have a nice size space to decorate and furnish it like this. Love that comfy looking conversation area. Great find on the large lantern. You make me want to rush off to TJ Maxx and see what I can find now!

Brandi said...

It's beautiful, Pam! Your backyard looks so inviting and a great space to hang out and enjoy the summer.

marlene said...

Looks fantastic! The boxwood look wonderful and your furniture looks amazing together. A great place to relax and entertain!

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

I love it all! The 'chill' print is a great idea! And I can't believe that lamp was free! You always find great deals. I love all of the seating. Happy summer!

Mallory High said...

So beautiful! I want to go to there:)

Cathy Wall said...

Love the potted boxwoods instead of flowers in the pots! Of course the entire patio is fabulous and so welcoming. And the freebie lamp? Unbelievable!!! When is the party? :)

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

Absolutely gorgeous. It looks so refreshing and inviting. Love the Chill picture!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love getting ideas for outdoor spaces! The pillows are perfect and I love the idea of having a lamp outdoors. Beautiful pics!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Your back yard is gorgeous....love how you added the pillows...

Dana Frieling said...

Hello, Better Homes and Gardens called and needs their photos back. Shame on you for stealing their content and claiming it as your own! ;) Seriously, it's beautiful, Pam!

Unknown said...

Just beautiful. Magazine-worthy. I love all of the pretty pillows, seating arrangement, accessories.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

I'm on my way!
It's so welcoming. Love it, Love it all, including the Pellegrino!

Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell said...

What a pretty space! I think you are really starting to sell me on the whole boxwood thing!

Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

Such a pretty space! I am just loving your blog btw! Just added you through google+ and going to follow you through my blog feed. xoxo Kristin

Leslie said...

Your deck looks wonderful Pam. I love all the blue and white pillows and your wicker trays. I'm working on mine for the graduation party we are hosting.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

It's all gorgeous, Pam! Loving the chairs, what a great place to entertain friends with a fun summer beverage. Wish I could come over and visit with you out there!!! And the boxwoods look amazing!

Fletcher @ High Cotton Style said...

Love it! We're building our deck this week and I can't wait to "finish" it.

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Wow, I bet that was a lot of hard work! What a lovely spot to relax and enjoy your family and friends. That lantern is spectacular, and your new pillows and cushions look so pretty! Love the idea of all the chairs pulled together so everyone has their own seat. I think I'm moving to your neighborhood...you get the best stuff off of the curbs there! :)

therelishedroost said...

I love it, very inviting!!
Best, Karolyn

cindy @ a curious gardener said...

So many "simple details" to spy in each vignette. Such an inviting thought out space, I love it all! Your photography skills are great at capturing the beauty too!

The Pink Pagoda said...

It looks beautiful! So inviting and elegant -- fantastic job!

Vel Criste said...

So inviting and so beautiful Pam!!!! Love all the details and that lamp?! What a keeper!

Jo said...

It looks so inviting ... I'll be right over ;) Tis the season to linger longer and enjoy a slower pace.

Jo

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

You are going to laugh when you see our porch. It is strikingly similar! Great minds think alike, right? I'm waiting on my blue and white pillows right now! Love all your boxwood!!

SHERRY HART said...

What a great space for you and your family to relax and enjoy the summer!!! Great job on the photos:) And I love the boxwoods!

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