Monday, June 30, 2014

Outdoor Area and Pergola

Rob has been working on this project for quite some time. We have been able to enjoy some quality time in our backyard now that it is complete.


We previously had a small deck on the house when we moved.  It went out to the exact spot that my yellow lab, Lance, is perched upon in this picture. It had a lot of railings around it as well. 

Rob extended the deck a few more feet last summer. He built the pergola himself over the past year. Yes, I said year. If you have been following our blog for a while you understand that statement.  Two weekends ago he stained the deck gray and the pergola white.

We added a small bistro set and chaise from Wal-Mart. We will eventually get a large set, but for now these two pieces are functional for our use.  I ordered this rug from Overstock.


I picked up this adorable garden stool from Lowes.   The pillows are from Overstock.


I purchased the set out outdoor curtains from Target last year. Thanks to an end cap sale spot where these were marked down to $5 a piece. There were an online order return. They were originally almost $40 per panel.  I picked up two clearance planters from Target last week, and Rob put some plants in them. Apparently the larger plant will grow pretty quickly.
These planters were $27 a piece. Wynn's little chair was purchased from Lowes last year, but the other day I saw they still had them in stock.

Rob put some eye hooks in the top of the pergola to hang some outdoor strand lights. They were about $8 a box for the bulb lights and $12 a box for the lantern set. They really provide a great light source once the sun goes down. We were able to spend two evenings in a row for almost two hours with no kids waking up. That is a miracle in our house at this point.



We are going to find a new home for our grill soon. That way we can have even more space on our deck.  The cost for the actual deck extension and pergola was a little under $700 for lumber, stain and other odds and ends.



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23 comments:

  1. that is so pretty. i am sure i know where you guys will be pretty much for the rest of the summer. great job Rob!

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  2. What a wonderful family gathering spot Megan! Rob did an awesome job. I love the pops of color with the rug and pillows. And the twinkly lights are just fun. I hope you and Rob get some quiet time out there all summer long!

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  3. it's gorgeous! such a fabulous space to hang out with your family and friends! i will be over soon with a pitcher of margaritas! :)

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  4. WOW. That looks amazing. I'm impressed that you were able to do this what with raising 3 active kids! And, those dogs are so well trained. This looks like it could have come right out of a magazine. I love it!

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  5. What a fun outdoor space! The pergola turned out great! I love the picture with the dogs. Lance looks a lot like my Abby!

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  6. Oh Megan, I'm turning blue :) I've been dreaming of having an area in my backyard just like this! I love all you and Ron have done here! I see you enjoying this beautiful space for years to come!

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  7. The fact you guys got anything done in the last year is amazing! Your pergola is absolutely gorgeous, no home is complete without an out door room. Here's to more uninterrupted hours on the deck for you guys :)

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  8. That looks amazing! I want a pergola when we have a house again.

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  9. That is just gorgeous... You are one lucky girl....

    I found you through the Off the Hook Monday link party!

    Best,

    Brooke

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  10. gorgeous! enjoy your new space! we put a brick patio in over memorial day weekend, and it feels like a real room.
    b

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  11. Hope you have lots of fun and relaxation in your space!

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  12. Beautiful! Love that rug ... and the puppies :-).

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  13. Your space is beautiful, love the colors you used and your dogs are adorable!

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  14. That space is gorgeous! I especially love the rug! (I have a similar one from overstock :) ) The way you've arranged everything is inviting and perfect for entertaining...thanks so much for sharing your outdoor inspiration! ox

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  15. It's gorgeous! I love the greens and blues against the grey. No wonder your pup wants to rest there!

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  16. Great space! I used the fabric on your pillows on some chairs I re-did - loved it because it was happy and cheerful :) Pergola looks great. You'll enjoy that space for years to come!

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  17. Having a great space you love to spend time in outdoors is wonderful… looks like you have created one!!
    I love the pergola and the pops of colour you have added with pillows etc. are great.
    Enjoy every minute out there!!

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  18. I love it! It looks so inviting! I even love the price, way to budget! I want to add a pergola to our deck so I can add some of the ambiance that you did!

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  19. Ok I am coming over and hanging on that porch!! Love it!! The colors, the dogs, the furniture-it rocks!!

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  20. What a lovely addition to you home. Your dogs look like they enjoy it too.

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  21. I love the way you've accessorized your outdoor area. The lights must be so pretty when you are enjoying it at night.

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  22. This is such an amazing outdoor space. Especially love the pergola!

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