Something that's been on our to-do list ever since we purchased the farm is to redo the back deck, and we finally got it done! For the longest time, we didn't have a clue what we wanted. We felt the slope of the back yard really limited our options. We finally got out a measuring tape and figured out how far back it could be pushed out then drew up some plans.
Here's a before shot. It was an oddly shaped eyesore, too narrow to comfortably sit at our outdoor dining table. The handrails were a mess of peeling white paint and the floorboards were starting to curl and come unattached in places.
Here's day one of construction. We hired a contractor for the heavy work but my husband and I did the entire demolition of the old deck.
Here's a shot under the new roofline. We're still playing around with furniture placement so it doesn't look like the garden section of a Home Depot.
We got the little bistro set on sale. My husband is going to run electricity out there and install two ceiling fans and some galvanized metal pendant lights we have on order. He also plans to put a handrail around the spa and build a few planters and benches out there.
We've had every single meal out there since it was finished. I'm so happy it was finished in the spring so we can enjoy it all summer. I can't believe it took us so long to figure out what we wanted and am so happy it's finally done!