Thursday, April 18, 2013

Turquoise, aqua and lime deck inspiration board

I've been thinking of "doing" my deck out back. 

At the moment, it's, well, it's ugly. Dated, chipped paint, dirty. We don't use it much, unless walking on it to get to the yard counts. Or putting our shoes on before we come into the house. It has this trellis all around it that I think is revolting, BUT it does confer some privacy and has potential....

So, late at night when I'm up feeding baby girl, I've been scheming a bit. Wouldn't it be fun to make it nice? We have plans of painting the house and deck, so it will be improved no matter what, but maybe I'll go all-out and make it a living space? Make it somewhere where we want to hang out in the evenings after the kids go to bed, play with the kids and do art projects, or eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner all summer long?

Here's what I'm thinking: 

Lots of plants, kind of a rustic feel with lots of reclaimed/re-purposed stuff. Cheerful colors yet also calming and a bit earthy. I've thought about adding some yellow or orange, but I think I probably won't. 

So, what do you think? Can I transform this deck:

into something like that? 

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