One of the reasons we decide to buy our home was the screened in cedar back deck.
Ironically, though, for the past 6 years, we've barely used our back deck. Distracted with renovations on the inside of our house, the deck was ignored...until this year.
This year, we invested in a new door.
And, we replaced the white ceiling fans with 2 new ceiling fans.
Before you start thinking we've gotten all fancy on you, what with buying things like ceiling fans and new doors, we still have plenty of thrifted, free, flea markets and even roadside rescue items.
Remember the chairs my husband found on the side of the road (read roadside rescue).
We used them on our back deck.
And, we (as in me) made some custom cushions for those chairs.
As well as a few pillows.
We added some flea market finds.
We hung some pictures and planted some flowers.
And, we hung some curtains in the 4 corners of the deck.
The curtains provided a coziness to the deck and also helped define the space.
And here is the view from the other side of the deck.
Including some more whimsical decor like a bull dog bottle cap opener and some of the woodaholic's wood creations (shameless plug...similar wood creations for sale in the While Wearing Heels Etsy Shop).
And now, the back deck is no longer ignored, it's become our favorite place to spend our days and our nights.