Since moving in our new house, there’s been one giant thing I’ve missing…being able to sit outside. Our front porch is a year out from completion, by the time we go for permit etc. and in the back, our patio doors were boarded up and sat waiting for a proper deck to take shape.
About a week ago, my builders set forth to get the outside enjoyment ball rolling by putting together the first phase of our long range deck goals…a simple landing like pad directly outside the great room/dining. In terms of design, I wanted something modern where I could create a really intimate little seating area and then load it up with plants and natural goodness. This part of the deck was designed at only 12’x11′ so not huge, but I definitely wanted it to be pretty. My plan started with a wall to give us some privacy…our neighbour to the west is very close to us thanks to our 100 year old house being set almost diagonally on the lot…part of the reason we could only go out 12′ in this section. I also wanted to keep things really simple by avoiding any kind of railing so in front of the doors, we did a built in planter, that extended down the full width stairs. Eventually, we’ll add a platform deck at the bottom of this one and then a pea gravel eating area past that. For now though, this phase one deck was dreamt up and put in motion to give us access to our backyard and somewhere to enjoy outside this summer.
Fast forward to today and my phase one deck is now in place. We stained the wall and planter black and will eventually do the boards in a pale grey…for now, they’re the brown pressure treated and to be honest, I don’t actually hate them.
In terms of what is actually on this little deck of ours, I decided from start that I wanted a big sofa…we’ve never had outdoor loungy stuff so I was super excited about this whole idea. After that, it was all about tons of plants, a rug to anchor the space, lots of pillows and layers of outdoor loveliness.
Thanks to Canadian Tire’s new WOW Guide, I was able to find and create exactly what I was after. To start, I ordered up the Canadian Tire Spartina Outdoor Rug, a bunch of Obsidian toss cushions, a pair of Biltmore lanterns and a couple of the Cement Candle Holders. I was so impressed with how easy it was to purchase all of these beautiful pieces through the WOW Guide app, and loved that I could pick up product directly at my local Canadian Tire store.
After the decor pieces, it was really all about filling up the space with plently of plants…and then voila, our little deck was made.
Here she is…
So excited to enjoy my new space with family and friends!
Because I want all of you to enjoy some outdoor goodness too, I’m super excited to be able to offer up a $200 Canadian Tire gift card to enjoy! To enter, simply leave a comment and I’ll draw for a winner next Friday June 3rd, 2016. And while we wait for the big draw, make sure you check out the WOW Guide here and pick out all the beautiful home and garden things you’ll be able to purchase if you win!