I am so excited to join a very talented group of women to bring you the Great Outdoor Living Event: Summer. We welcome you into our outdoor spaces in the hopes that it brings you inspiration to makeover your own outdoor living areas.
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I have to start off by showing you my coneflowers in the front of the house. I added two small plants about 7 years ago. Every year they come back bigger and prettier. I love the pink centers and petals, they are wonderful for attracting butterflies. There are other flowers up front, but the area hasn’t been mulched yet this year and we need a new front screen door so I am only giving you a peek at my coneflowers this time around.
I love flowers of every shape, color and size. It is an easy way to add color and curb appeal to your outdoor spaces. My hubby and I made this planter out of an old washtub last year. The legs came from an old chiminea we had that finally bit the dust, it fit on them perfectly and now each year I get to fill it with gorgeous flowers that greet me each morning when I leave and every evening when I come home.
In front of the shed in the back yard are my yellow day lilies. A great friend of ours grows them (he has the most amazing garden!) and brought me these a few years ago. They get so full and tall every year, then poof they are gone before the first snow flies. We never cut them down, the leaves just disappear like magic.
Two years ago we built a room addition. The old deck sat disconnected and lost away from the house. This summer we finally put new composite deck boards on it and moved it up closer to the house so that we can access it easier.
All of our budget went into the decking so we had to get creative when I decided I wanted a table. My hubby, being the wonderful man that he is, built me a table. It took us about 2 hours on a Saturday night with a bunch of beer, and wood and stain. We used the leftover composite decking for the top and scrap wood for the base. It is the perfect size table for our little deck.
While we waited for the stain to dry on the table, I talked my hubby into making me those great candle holders out of the left over 4×4’s. I can’t wait for the wind to die down out here in the country so we can burn citronella candles in them.
I have kept the furniture on our deck to a minimum. It suits the way we live. I am much too busy to fuss with a lot of outdoor decor and we don’t spend a lot of time out on the deck. Your outdoor space should function for you the way you need it too, just like any indoor space.
That wraps up my leg of the great outdoor living event. I hope you have enjoyed your visit here and at all the other tours in this little get together.
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The next stop on the hop is my great friend Pam from Momma Can!
Head on over and see her amazing space!
Until next time,