Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Summer Made Me Do It

Yep. I've been a bad blogger. Summer does that to me. It's hot here. REAL hot. The precious few days of summer we get are not to be wasted, but it's about time I popped in to say hello and give you a little update on this and that.

So, our deck has been started and it's looking good. Some of the railing still needs to go up and I have to pick out some post caps to finish things off. Then of course the stairs and the lower deck need to be done. We're still a little ways off "completion," but it's good to at least have a start on things. And cheer cheer for brother dear! (He's the one doing all the work.) 

We plan to paint/stain the deck down the road. I'm thinking in white, black and shades of grey. Something along these lines (colour-wise).  Grey deck floor. White posts and hand rails. Black iron spindles (obviously those won't need to be painted).

Post caps like these would do the trick. (Both at RONA.)

Once they're painted a crisp white, they'll look even better. The contrast with the iron spindles should be good (or that's at least what I'm hoping for). 

So, that's what's new around here. Now we just need some outdoor furniture so we can sit out in the evenings and nourish the mosquitoes! I hate those suckers. 

Hugs & High Fives,


Images via Pinterest


  1. Looks great. I love your inspiration photo with the grey black and white. Isn't it nice to have some outdoor space?

  2. Love your color choices. It is so elegant. The gray will be a nice combo with the color of your house. I really like the flat cap. How nice would it be to decorate for a party with a plant on each post...or candles for an evening soirée.

  3. Hello-

    You could make a huge impact by putting in full french divided glass doors on your new deck. So much more classic and would look lovely.

  4. Flat cap for sure...

  5. Ooh can't wait to see pictures of the finished project! Love the inspiration- it will looks so good!


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