Sprucing Up The Deck

We have had warm temperatures here and it is time to spruce up the deck a little!
Spring is in the air and we are ready for it!

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{This post is sponsored by Wayfair}




It's great to be outdoors!  
I started by sweeping up and setting out our indoor-outdoor rug.

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from Wayfair's Patio Furniture Section!
They arrived with the main sections already assembled, and we put the chairs together with easy assembly.  You can do it with one person, 
but it's easier with a second person to hold things.
Sophie, the pug, was no help...just moral support.

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These are really nice chairs!  Over the years we have had many cheap plastic Adirondack chairs, that rarely make it through a season.  These are SO different. Each chair is made in North America (these were made in Canada) with 27,000 recycled plastic bottlecaps! They require no maintenance, painting, or staining...completely weather resistant and have a UV stabilizer to keep the color fresh.  These are made in the Onyx color...six colors are available.  Each chair holds 500 pounds, and as each weighs 52 pounds, they aren't bothered by wind. 
You can see the thickness of the material...

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They are quite comfortable...

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Next I started to set up a little seating area! 
I used a little vintage garden bench as a table.

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A couple of chair pads I already had, added some bright color!

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Some old birdhouses are fun...

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I filled the planter with a potted floral arrangement of johnny jump up violas and sweet alyssum...and added a faux forsythia spray!

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This pretty Breakwater Bay Diep Dolomite Statue Planter is from Wayfair, too!  We love watching the migrating pelicans in the lakes here.  I filled it with a Buttercup Primula, but I think for summer I'll fill it with a red geranium and flags!

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We love how the chair arms are wide enough to hold a drink, a book, or a plate!

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Seems like Sophie is claiming this chair...

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We are loving relaxing on the deck!
  I set the chairs up this way for photos, but we reversed the position afterwards on the opposite side of the deck, so we could watch the boats and ducks go by!

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Until next time...

15 comments

  1. Your deck (and Sophie) are beautiful. I love the darker colors of the rug and chairs. So comfortable and glad to hear they're so durable. What a gorgeous view, I know you all really enjoy being there.

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  2. I envy you, it is still so hideous ugly here---in Chicagoland. Great bits of color and love the chairs. Have a great Spring!

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    1. It is slowly greening up here, too! Hopefully we will all be warm again soon!

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  3. Oh, how I envy you living so close to the water. Are you living there now?
    Brenda

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  4. I love the chairs. The pelican is adorable too. The faux sprays look real in with the real flowers. I'm so glad it's looking like spring where in your neck of the woods.

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  5. Wow, that view Linda - holy smokes, fantastic!!! I'm glad you swung the chairs around the other way or I would have had to question your sanity, ha ha!!

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  6. Wow, Linda - you really are right on the water! How nice to be able to enjoy the view right from the deck. Love the chairs and the planters with the sweet vintage birdhouses. Everything looks so pretty. x Karen

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  7. Your deck looks great and I love your new chairs! Even better that they're made from recycled materials.

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  8. Yes it´s springtime! So lovely! Much to do but I love it :)
    Have a great sunday...
    Titti

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  9. What great chairs. I love those chairs. Your deck is looking so great for the upcoming summer.
    Have a great new week.
    Kris

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  10. Looks great, Linda--an inviting place to cozy up with a book!

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  11. I love these chairs Linda! I can't believe how much room the arms have either. We're always looking for chairs like this but for some reason have hesitated about buying any because we weren't sure how they would hold up. I need to check these out for sure. Thanks for the heads up! Hugs, CoCo

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  12. Oh Sohpie, moral support is very important. Currently my helper chews anything I'm working on, could you come and teach him how to just offer support?

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