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Today I am sharing our pink and orange deck reveal. The before pictures are not the best. Who knew last summer (before I started blogging) I would need a picture of our deck. Thankfully, I had taken one with my phone last summer of this poor little structure looking dreary and thirsty for some stain! The transformation of this deck is unbelievable in my eyes.
The floor before,
A couple weeks ago, I shared some pictures on my twitter and facebook page of us staining this space. Note to self, do no add a rubber backed outdoor rug to a space that has been painted/stained. The humidity last summer adhered the rug to the floor and when I ripped up the rug, all the stain came up and the rubber was stuck to the wood. Lets just say, it took me 2 weekends to scrape and strip off the rubber and existing stain.
The furniture is from BHG purchased at Walmart a couple years ago. The addition of flowers, an indoor/outdoor rug and accessories I had laying around the house, I think add such a warm and cozy feel.
I love pink and orange together and I think the colors look great with the sand colored furniture cushions. I picked up these pink hydrangeas at Michaels on sale for $4.50. The watering can was a brown brassy color so I gave it a quick coat of powdered blue spray paint.
I bought this bench from Homegoods last summer on clearance for $69. I bought the fabric for the cushions and throw pillows at fabric.com. The pillow fabric is Silsila Lawn indoor/outdoor by P Kaufmann and the cushion fabric is hugo stripe grenadine by P Kaufmann. If you would like to sew your own pillow covers, be sure to check out our pillow cover tutorial.
I purchased the pink and orange scatter bath rugs from Marshalls for under $5 each! I was pretty excited about that 🙂
This is the view from my back door,
This is my summer mom cave spot.
We used Natural Cedar and linen Behr porch and floor stain. I think the two toned stain color coordinates nicely with our pink and orange deck color scheme. I highly recommend power washing your deck first and allowing it to dry for 24-48 hours before staining. The stain is water based so it’s very easy to apply. How about you, are you tackling a deck project this summer? Send me some pictures if you are.
Would you like to learn how to build a DIY lattice privacy screen? If you have an unsightly spot on your deck, this tutorial will help you hide it. Be sure to check out our outdoor rooms and covered porches that wow as well.
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