Last year’s transformation of this mud pit to a built-in bench on our deck was incredible. I have since updated with all new pictures so kick back, put your feet up, and enjoy!
When I said that the “before” was a mud pit, I was not exaggerating. Not even slightly.
It needs some love, don’t you agree?
Thanks to our Property Manager, Chris, and his group of talented men, it looks a little different now. Oh and BTW – one of my biggest pet peeves with looking at before and after pictures are when they are from different angles. With me, you will get the same angle so you can see the difference, but also some other angles too. Do you have the same pet peeve about before and after pictures?
It’s a pretty amazing transformation, don’t you agree? Especially now that we painted the house from beige to blue!
This became the “conversation area” of the veranda. The original deck remained the “dining area.” Instead of continuing with the wood deck, we went with the brick to create a visually distinct area.
The Sunbrella cushions and pillows came from everywhere. I mixed and matched from Pottery Barn, Orvis, Gardners, Plow and Hearth, and Grandin Road. Throughout both sides of the veranda, blue is the primary color of the decor, and lime green (or citron) is the secondary color. We wanted the ottoman to be a place where drinks can be served, or we can kick our feet up at the end of a long day.
Do you see the blue bench in the corner of the picture below? Remember how my Father re-built it – it was my GREAT-Grandfather’s bench. Click HERE for the full story.
You can see the entire veranda transformation HERE. I updated pictures on that post as well.
This area gets sun in the middle of the day, but shade in the late afternoon. The umbrella can be moved around to provide shade if needed.
Are you ready for one last look of the before and after?
BEFORE AND AFTER
Here is the same angle of the before and after so you can see the transformation.
And of course… one last pinnable image for you…
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Sooooo…. what do you think?
Love, hugs, and kicking my feet up. Finally.
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