Saturday, April 11, 2020

My Easy, Paint-Free Deck Makeover For Under $300

Floor to Sky: Rug, Wayfair // Bistro set, Wayfair // Reed fencing, Amazon // Solar lights, Amazon

So, it's been a full month in quarantine and it's kind of hard to believe. While I try to focus on the positives, like more time with my husband, it's been an unbelievably trying time. One thing that has helped immensely is my new outdoor oasis. 

When Sean and I moved here about two years ago, the deck was in dire need of a new paint job and some furniture. But, we decided to focus on other things first, like redoing the kitchen and purchasing a grill. Then, we focused on saving for a house and vowed not to spend any more money on our rental apartment. Well, that was before quarantine...

With our outdoor options limited (beaches and parks are closed in Norwalk, and there will be no rooftop happy hours anytime soon), we decided to make an exception to spruce up our deck. But, we would only invest in things we could bring with us to our next place. Read: no paint. I was inspired by the Instagram below, showing a bamboo fence covering, all the mood lights, and an outdoor rug.

I turned to Wayfair for the bistro set and outdoor rug, and nabbed both on sale. (The bistro set is currently back ordered until June but this one has a similar Mid-century Modern feel.) Then, I found some reed fencing and solar-powered lights on Amazon, since we don't have a plug outside. 

To hang the reed fencing, I used small pieces of twine to tie it to the balusters every few feet. Then, I clipped the lights to the little loops of tweed for easy hanging. The whole project—including furniture assemble—took only a few hours and cost about $300. It was worth every penny, as we have been able to take advantage of each warm afternoon and evening outside, something we never used to do when the balcony was in shabby shape. The solar lights charge during the day and automatically come on at dusk. The mood truly feels like an island oasis, and the reed fencing offers privacy from kids playing in our shared yard. What has been your quarantine lifesaver?  
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 Before: Chipped paint, dirty floors, and old rusty chairs (although my mom looks lovely modeling it!)

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  1. Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous space! It is so stylish and cozy!
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  2. It came out so good!!! I should have you come style our patio, haha!
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  3. I really love the result!!!
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  4. What a great idea! It came out so nice and it's good you can enjoy outside time now!

    Hope that you are having a good week :)

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