Well! It’s all done!! And it’s my new favorite “room” in the apartment.
Let’s take a little journey through the deck make-over process, shall we??
This deck is pretty much what sold me on the apartment when we looked at it last August. Mind you… it needed a LOT of TLC.
The previous tenant was a college kid… and he did not take care of this place. Exhibit A:
Oh yes.. all of THAT was left behind when he moved out. Nice, huh??? Not all of it was trash (even though it might look like it). We actually up-cycled the iron bistro set… It cleaned up really well… You’ll see it in the “After” pictures coming up.
And, if you forgot how awful the siding situation was when we moved in.. feast your eyes on this:
You might remember me saying that I was breathing down the neck of our building manager to get that siding up… and I’m glad I did… It turned out way better than I expected.
Next, I decided to tackle the deck door. We went from chipped evergreen…
…to a polished blue.
And now.. my friends, it is time to see the finished product.
I got the pillows from Garden Ridge and Etsy… and of course, my DIY Bike Art. Notice anything from another room in our apartment??? That’s right.. I borrowed the ceramic garden stools from our living room.
The planters were super inexpensive at Home Depot… and I tried a go at “gardening”. Hopefully they don’t all die.
Because I am a sucker for before and after pictures… here’s another shot.
It’s official. I’m in love.