I'm so excited to share with you our fall deck! Come on in!
First, here's a before shot taken last winter. Our deck was in horrible shape! You can see our first phase makeover here.
The most glaring issue left was the railing below the roofline. Placed to prevent bumping your head, but WOW was it ugly!
Our solution was to cut the supports to seat height and build a bench.
It's built from extra cedar from the siding on our house, so I love that it has that connection. Plus, cedar weathers well outside! We tested it - so when getting up and down you don't hit your head - it's pretty and functional!
The quality is SO good - the cushions are made from durable Sunbrella fabric, the side weaving is durable and the perfect grayish brown color. It's SUPER comfy too!
We also built a tray to hang from our tree! Love having space other than the railing to rest things while we grill.
We love making s mores on the grill. It's super easy!
The girls always love watching - hoping to get a taste!
The Camilla stools have removable cushions - perfect as a tray for drinks and then a comfy foot rest or dog bed.
AE Outdoor also offers a free swatch service, so you know exactly what the fabric will look and feel like. The neutral cushions (bottom) make it easy to mix and match new pillows as the mood strikes.
We finished the railing on our deck and David built a door to keep the puppies enclosed. Previously, Charlotte has run off several times, so it's nice to not worry about her!
I know we'll be spending lots of time out here until it gets too cool!