This week on Vancouver Island, we’ve been given the best gift – warmth and sunshine. We decided to take full advantage of the warmth, and on Wednesday, we started prepping our deck by washing it so we could start repainting the wood decking. Although we’ve done a makeover on this deck all three years we’ve lived here, this is more of a coastal deck makeover.[Read more…] about Coastal Deck Makeover
I’m so excited to be jumping on today to share about our newest project – our deck! Two weeks ago spent all weekend stripping the deck, painting it and building privacy decking around the existing deck. It probably took us over twenty hours to complete and that is with our two older boys helping out too. It’s probably one of my favourite projects to date!
**Edit** It’s now been a year since this deck makeover, see what we stained the panels, here.
This was before I spent an hour sanding and two hours power washing. I did this the Friday night before we started building…and are you ready???
Here is the after:
The biggest reason we hustled so hard on this deck was because I had a shipment from Article that was coming in on the following Tuesday. If you haven’t checked out Article, you totally should, the pieces are so dreamy!
The sofa is super comfy but firm and is from the “Ora” line. It seats up to five people, but fits in tight spaces which was perfect for our deck! The quality is far above what you would find at your department store and the grey tones really make our deck look like a million bucks!
Article pieces are so durable and well made and I’m excited to use this for many years to come!
Also a little side note: When ordering from Article, not only is it delivered to your door, but they also set it up for you and check it over to make sure nothing was damaged in shipping! The Shipper that set up my furniture made me look over everything twice and even said I could call him if I found anything.. talk about amazing customer service!
We also got the matching side table too! I don’t think we’ve ever had a matching set before.
and lastly, we got the “Medan Lounge Chair” in Graphite. It matches perfectly with the legs of the coffee table and side table. It’s made out of aluminum so it will last for years! I also might bring this inside once summer is over.
Zuri escaped onto the deck – he likes being out on the deck as much as me and he kind of blends in.
This deck was such labour of love and it was worth getting sawdust in my eyes for three days straight. It’s like a 4th bedroom in our home. Seeing as our rancher is only 1400 square feet and six of us live in it, this space will utilized daily! I currently have a “shade sail” coming from google to give us a bit of shade on the deck too. I can see us spending a lot of our summer on here.
I hope you love our deck reveal. Please let me know if you have any questions about the building process, ordering from Article or the decor used.
Also read part two of our deck makeover.
Hope you all have a great week!