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So last week I painted a checkerboard pattern on my deck and this week I'm finishing up some projects that go on the deck. If you'd like to see the Before & After of My Deck Floor go here.
I bought this little set from a neighbor about 10 years ago and I've used it inside and out. Right now it sits on my deck and that's where my husband hangs out while he grills. I thought that the white was a bit boring since I painted my deck floor black and white. So out came the spray paint (first I cleaned it and primed the areas that the paint had flaked off from).*all the pictures will enlarge when you click on them.
Now when you're in the kitchen your eye is really drawn outside to the deck!
We don't really use our deck except to grill, so I'm treating it as you would a little guest bathroom and making it a cute & fanciful space!
I got this bench at Goodwill a few months ago and obviously it's not meant to be kept outside (which is where it's been) as it's falling apart. I peeled the top layer off and this is what I found.
I thought I had some tile left from tiling the foyer to put on top, but nope. I looked all over for something to put on top of the bench because I sit planters on it and it's going to get wet from me watering the planters. I couldn't find anything except....rocks!
I stole a few from my husband's pond that he tore apart and is rebuilding. I think walking up the deck stairs carrying rocks qualifies as working out, don't you!
I used a bit of black spray paint left in the can from another project on the legs of the bench. At first I wasn't sure about the rocks but now I like them! I didn't want to buy anything and I used what I had which was rocks!
I always plant lettuce in the long concrete planter and I'll add a few more flowers to the bench.
I have just a few more things planned and then the deck is done!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend everyone!