Ah, the joys of a coastal climate….wet rot! Our back deck had a large amount of wet rot; which has now been removed and I’m spending a bit of time each day fixing it up to become a simple and sweet little haven from the sun and rain. I’m re-using a large amount of the wood which was still in good condition to build a covered outdoor deck. Once completed, this will be our outdoor retreat where we can enjoy a cup of coffee, read a good book and enjoy the sound of the surf and chirping birds.
I have a loooooong way to go and to stay motivated I keep these dreamy deck photos around for inspiration. Though my completed deck will probably not really look like any of these the overall ambiance is what I’m looking for. There are elements in each example which I love and hope to combine to create my own little retreat.
I’m trying to come up with a unique outdoor chandelier and this example is pretty darn cute!
Well, I’m off to work on my deck again and am hoping the fog and drizzle let up a bit today as I could use some sunshine for the weekend. Sunshine just seems to make everything better :O)
We’ll be hanging out with Sarah of A Beach Cottage this week…come over and have some fun!