A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, remember that you can always click the Modify button to edit the post and add additional information.
Total Members: 309,611
Currently Running With Scissors:
538 Guests and 9 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 2 3 4 [All]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Deck Do-Over  (Read 5629 times)
Tags for this thread: deck , exterior , home_renovation , featured_project , craftster_best_of_2013  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
MissingWillow
Miscellaneous Topics Moderator
Sewing in General Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 10424
Joined: 31-May-2010

'Best of 2014' Winner


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: May 28, 2013 08:39:11 AM »

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!







THIS ROCKS   Logged

kittykill
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Needlework Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 32638
Joined: 25-Sep-2004

I got 99 problems, but a stitch ain't one.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013 08:44:55 AM »

WOW! Nice! It looks so inviting.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

HSG
Global Moderator
Glass Crafts Moderator
Guest Blogger

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Oy Vey!
Offline Offline

Posts: 11095
Joined: 18-Aug-2006

Margaritas & Facial Masks


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013 08:48:17 AM »

Excellent makeover! Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Leslieshappyheart
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 3345
Joined: 30-Dec-2010

A happy heart makes the face cheerful! Pr 15:13


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2013 09:09:25 AM »

That is really wonderful; I love the design. The "after" picture is a thousand times better than the "before" picture!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My crafty blog: Leslie's Art and Sew

My dolly blog: Blythe Happy
wendiek
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 3161
Joined: 29-Nov-2007

Creativity is a gift! Wrap it up and give it away.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2013 09:52:13 AM »

When do I get invited?  Wink No seriously, it is awesome! Great place to sit and enjoy a good meal (out of your own garden, right?!)

Congratulations on finally starting and finishing this great project!
« Last Edit: May 28, 2013 09:52:46 AM by wendiek » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Scrappy Happy Swap! And the Scrappy Happy Swap Gallery!
rackycoo
Global Moderator
Swap Moderator
Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, and ATCs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Member of the Papercraft Gang
Offline Offline

Posts: 28410
Joined: 01-Apr-2005

"Best of 2014" Winner; too lazy to change avatar.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2013 09:57:46 AM »

Wow, amazing transformation! It looks great!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out my Etsy shop. Scary Toys and Halloween for everyone!
My blog: junk&stuff
Pinterest
alwaysinmyroom
Craftalongs Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Make All Things, especially from stash
Offline Offline

Posts: 32418
Joined: 12-Feb-2006

Your life is what you make of it


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2013 09:58:39 AM »

It turned out not only practical but also quite a nice space to hang out!  You guys did a lot of hard work but it looks worth it to enjoy meals outside with nature!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

BeaG
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 3440
Joined: 31-Jul-2005

Hi from Belgium!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2013 10:50:39 AM »

It is beautiful!
You did a great job on the design and on making it. It looks great!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

alteredmommy
Swap Moderator
More Art, Less Craft Moderator

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I'm an altered girl, in an altered world....
Offline Offline

Posts: 13894
Joined: 17-Oct-2005

Colour outside the lines!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2013 10:59:26 AM »

Wow, what a fabulous transformation!  I love a covered deck, it really extends the use of your space-some shade on hot summer days, you can sit out in the rain....great job!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Have a Swap Problem?  Please open a HELP DESK ticket!!
MissingWillow
Miscellaneous Topics Moderator
Sewing in General Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 10424
Joined: 31-May-2010

'Best of 2014' Winner


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2013 11:14:49 AM »

Thanks for the kind comments, everyone.  Smiley  We need to throw a deck warming party! 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

meleriffic
Global Moderator
Clothing Moderator
Toys, Dolls, & Playthings Moderator

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 6090
Joined: 05-Jan-2009

Avatar by Cris Ortega


View Profile WWW
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2013 11:37:28 AM »

What a great improvement. And how fun to be able to sit outside and have dinner.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Craftster has gone mobile!  Read the big news here!
InAlisonWonderland
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2013 03:04:16 PM »

This looks great! Very beautiful! you all did a great job Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged
yoopidou
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2013 04:33:24 PM »

That's a very nice outdoor space you got. It must be dreamy to eat, relax  or even work there.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
LimeRiot
Image Reproduction Techniques Moderator
Miscellaneous Topics Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 14106
Joined: 10-Jun-2009

Sublime


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2013 05:15:01 PM »

What a great outdoor space! It's nice that you have both open and covered areas. I want to come over and sip wine on the deck... and in the hot tub Smiley.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Pinterest!
My Blog!
I'm giving away doggy bow ties on my my blog! Check it out here!
MissingWillow
Miscellaneous Topics Moderator
Sewing in General Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 10424
Joined: 31-May-2010

'Best of 2014' Winner


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2013 05:15:39 PM »

Come on!   Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Midnight Sun
Offline Offline

Posts: 1155
Joined: 05-Dec-2005

The northern lights have seen queer sights.....


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2013 04:38:02 PM »

What a fabulous redo and space...wooo!!  Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"OH MY GOD! Pot Smoking!? You know what that leads to?! MUNCHIES! And you know what THAT means: TRANS-FAT. God knows, you don't want your kids getting into THAT."

-- Pauline
MissingWillow
Miscellaneous Topics Moderator
Sewing in General Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 10424
Joined: 31-May-2010

'Best of 2014' Winner


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2013 05:32:19 PM »

Thanks!  Hubby installed two exterior ceiling fans today so it's even more inviting in the heat.   Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

LimeRiot
Image Reproduction Techniques Moderator
Miscellaneous Topics Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 14106
Joined: 10-Jun-2009

Sublime


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2013 06:03:35 PM »

I know a fan is more appropriate for the summer months but did you guys look into overhead heaters for the winter months? It's something we're considering for our deck do-over.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Pinterest!
My Blog!
I'm giving away doggy bow ties on my my blog! Check it out here!
TheMistressT
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

There's not much in this world that can't be improved by either chocolate, bacon or glitter.
Offline Offline

Posts: 4737
Joined: 10-Jun-2007

Dahlin, I'm so glamorous I cry glitter tears.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2013 07:37:55 PM »

Oh my! I bet you feel like you put an addition onto your house with all that useful and inviting space.  I love that you didn't put the rail back up all the way around, too.  I think a lot/most people automatically put a railing on a deck and don't consider that if it's at ground level or just a stair's height higher there's no need.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My blog, Suddenly Surrounded by Taxidermy: http://suddenlytaxidermy.blogspot.com/
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/themistresst
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BubbleOffPlumb & http://www.etsy.com/shop/GreatBigBeautifulDog

2013 Projects Completed: 61
'14: 42 (at least)
'15: 19
MissingWillow
Miscellaneous Topics Moderator
Sewing in General Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 10424
Joined: 31-May-2010

'Best of 2014' Winner


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2013 03:18:16 AM »

We're planning to get a propane heater eventually, LimeRiot.  If you find a good source, please let me know!

One of the first things I asked our contractor was if the rail was required by code, TheMistressT.  I was happy to find out it isn't.  We do plan to incorporate a few built in planters and a bench around some areas of the perimeter. 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Belladune
Fiber Arts Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

crazy crafty momma
Offline Offline

Posts: 12337
Joined: 04-Sep-2008

'darn kids, they were pesky from the start' D. Lee


View Profile WWW
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2013 08:20:28 PM »

It looks like a completely different space/home!  Wonderful redo!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I Sew Cute
Jewelry and Trinkets Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I'm a Fanatic Friend of Craftster!
Offline Offline

Posts: 8177
Joined: 08-Apr-2008

Take me to the kittens!!! >^.^<


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2013 03:27:34 AM »

What a beautiful transformation! You'll get so much use out of the space & make a lot of happy memories there!  Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out Trinkets & Jewelry! Wink
pinterest
blog
twitter
etsy
acraftyjean
Wasabi Snobby~ It's green and it's hot!
Offline Offline

Posts: 122
Joined: 09-Feb-2007

View Profile WWW
« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2013 07:08:27 AM »

Gorgeous!! Great job!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

recycled repurposed denim and such for handmade accessories!
MissingWillow
Miscellaneous Topics Moderator
Sewing in General Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 10424
Joined: 31-May-2010

'Best of 2014' Winner


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2013 09:46:44 AM »

Thanks so much!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Mistress Jennie
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

~*Harry Potter Craftalong Headmistress*~
Offline Offline

Posts: 6997
Joined: 30-Sep-2008

Beware the power of my Sonic Seam Ripper!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2013 03:19:07 PM »

Beautifully done dear!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Mistress Jennie's Etsy | Facebook | Pinterest | Harry Potter Craftalong

It does not due to dwell on dreams and forget to craft.
Knickertwist
Tutorial Contributor

Member of the Papercraft Gang
Offline Offline

Posts: 4200
Joined: 08-Mar-2007

Gimme some sugar baby.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2013 06:11:06 PM »

Gorgeous! It looks so fabulous I don't blame you one bit for eating out there every night. We eat outdoors a lot too but right now the bugs are INSANE so I'm terribly jealous you get to nibble outside while I swat away the mozzies.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Megzy818
Offline Offline

Posts: 1864
Joined: 27-Oct-2004

Happily married to my best friend


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2013 04:24:43 PM »

Gorgeous!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Proud ARMY brat and NAVY Wife!!! 08/05/08
http://www.new.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1414000172&ref=profile
Hippos are my favorite Smiley
PaperBeau
« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2013 10:54:21 PM »

This is really really good - very inspiring. I love to eat outdoors and I would definitely be out every day on your decking too Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

K3lly
Offline Offline

Posts: 603
Joined: 10-Apr-2009

i heart jellyfish


View Profile WWW
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2013 07:53:34 AM »

That is awesome.  I love it. 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I am interested in personal swaps!
Proud Air Force Wife, and owned by 2 IGs.  <3
rackycoo
Global Moderator
Swap Moderator
Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, and ATCs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Member of the Papercraft Gang
Offline Offline

Posts: 28410
Joined: 01-Apr-2005

"Best of 2014" Winner; too lazy to change avatar.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2013 12:16:02 PM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out my Etsy shop. Scary Toys and Halloween for everyone!
My blog: junk&stuff
Pinterest
MissingWillow
Miscellaneous Topics Moderator
Sewing in General Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 10424
Joined: 31-May-2010

'Best of 2014' Winner


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2013 05:54:56 PM »

Wow, that's so great!  And thanks for the lovely comments, everyone.   Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

sweets4ever
Administrator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 41980
Joined: 18-Jan-2005


View Profile
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2014 06:05:04 PM »

Congrats!!

You're a Craftster Best of 2013 Winner!

Craftster Best of 2013 Winner

Feel free to use this badge as your avatar!
If you'd like to use it as a badge on your personal website or blog, you can grab the full code at the bottom of this page.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

**Entry period extended to May 20!** From concerts to musicals and more, what events inspire YOU?  Craft and enter for a chance to win a chunk of over $500 in prizes!
MissingWillow
Miscellaneous Topics Moderator
Sewing in General Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 10424
Joined: 31-May-2010

'Best of 2014' Winner


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2014 05:09:31 AM »

Awesome sauce, thank you!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

rackycoo
Global Moderator
Swap Moderator
Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, and ATCs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Member of the Papercraft Gang
Offline Offline

Posts: 28410
Joined: 01-Apr-2005

"Best of 2014" Winner; too lazy to change avatar.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2014 08:26:25 AM »

Congrats!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out my Etsy shop. Scary Toys and Halloween for everyone!
My blog: junk&stuff
Pinterest
sweets4ever
Administrator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 41980
Joined: 18-Jan-2005


View Profile
« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2014 08:48:36 AM »

Thank you, MW!  Love your space!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

**Entry period extended to May 20!** From concerts to musicals and more, what events inspire YOU?  Craft and enter for a chance to win a chunk of over $500 in prizes!
wendiek
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 3161
Joined: 29-Nov-2007

Creativity is a gift! Wrap it up and give it away.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2014 01:36:49 PM »

Congratulations! You did an amazing job!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Scrappy Happy Swap! And the Scrappy Happy Swap Gallery!
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 2 3 4 [All] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Make Eton Mess
How to Make Egg Custard Tarts
The Trick to Making Swiss Meringue Buttercream
Cappuccino-Chocolate Cupcakes
How to Make Ice Lollies
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Decorative Bulletin Board
Rain, rain, you don't have to go away...
Tute Tuesday: Latch Hooked Rag Rug

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.