OMG y'all, it has taken us what seems like FOREVER to get to the day of our deck makeover reveal! We broke ground on this project in May. YES, in May. And we just finished it about 10 days ago. Talk about a long, long project. But there was no huge rush and it allowed us to take our time and tackle the entire project DIY style.
We are so grateful to have partnered with Hayneedle for the outdoor furniture, fire pits and some of the decor. All the pieces we added totally show off all of our incredibly hard work in re-building our deck!
Here's a sneak peek of the finished project to wet your appetite… Then I'll tell you a bit more about what we did and show you some before photos and LOTS of after photos.
Now, let's take a look at what the deck looked like before we got started. It was 31-years-old and was badly splintered. And the orange toned stain was never our style. These are photos from when we first moved it and it remained largely unchanged (except for that ugly privacy fence that we ripped down and turned into this DIY herringbone plank wall a couple of years ago)
The DIY bar is one of my favorite features of our new deck. It's great for our family of four to sit at and have a snack and it provides additional and fun seating when we have friends over. The tutorial for the bar will be coming very soon, so keep your eyes open for it :)
We had been dreaming of a fire pit once we finished construction on our deck, but wound up choosing these fire columns instead of a more traditional fire pit table. We are thrilled with our choice! The fire columns work perfectly in between the rocking chairs and give us a lot more flexibility to move things around depending on how many guests we have and how we are using the space. The ambience (and warmth in the cooler months) that they give off at night is MAGICAL!
What do you think?! A little bit of an improvement, right? Be sure to head over to Hayneedle to check out all the details on the beautiful furniture and decor we used on our new deck to bring it to life.
And before I sign off, I just have to say THANK YOU to Hayneedle for sponsoring this post and for supporting (and cheering on) all of my design decisions for this project.