New Deck Project

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I'll admit it. I have let the deck go. I mean it doesn't help that it faces west and we have little trees that don't offer much in the shade department yet. Needless to say, I don't like to sit out there much in the summer because it gets really hot.

But, it was time to give the deck the attention it needed.

I sanded and sanded and powerwashed and sanded some more. I did get some paint on the deck too.

I thought I needed some other furniture and make the deck into a lounging area and not a table and chairs area. I took this furiture to the lower patio and wire brushed the rust and spray painted the furniture with a brown color. More on that later.

But first, I had to figure out the new seating for the deck....and found an amazing site for people like me who love to make their own things.
Ana White made a wonderful outdoor bench that I thought would be perfect for my deck. However, I made mine eight feet long instead of the six feet. It is perfect for lounging outside and napping.

I need to finish it up and find cushions, but I will post the final project when it is done. Just in time for the 100 degree heat :)

I found these pictures on the internet which would work perfectly for the sun issue.


  1. Hi Karen, Your so handy! Did your father teach you these skills? I know we're heading into fall, but I would love to see your deck now.
    Enjoy your weekend:)

  2. I did learn a lot from my dad :) I forgot to take one after I painted the deck and the bench. I'll try to do that tomorrow. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. Hi Karen! I LOVE the white cover over the roof where can I get that? or How do I make it?