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Scenes From the Outdoor Room & a Winner

Friday, September 28, 2012

Our deck and patio area has been an ongoing project.  I mentioned earlier that a new dining table, chairs, and bench were part of the plan. 

As luck would have it, I waited until the chairs and table were on deep discount.  I texted the mister a picture and he said, "buy it now"!  No need to tell me twice.


He is planning to install a built-in bench in between the two arbor posts and we are waiting on another chair which has been ordered.  I love how everything is coming together - at very little cost.


My succulents outgrew their pots so I planted hot pink mums in their place and marched them down the center of the table.


The other day, I had a couple of feet of rope cut at Lowes and attached it to this old lantern for some extra texture.  Before, I hardly noticed it and now with the addition of the rope, it really grabs my eye.  By the way, the striped pillows came from My Pillow Studio, the sponsor of the giveaway.




Last weekend, Rick took the light fixtures down and gave them a good cleaning.  He also painted them a glossy black which really spiffed up the look.


The globe lights were such a great addition and in the evening this space really feels like a room.  We are trying to spend every minute out here that we can before the cold weather sets in.

And now for our winner...



Congratulations Melaine!

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway and a special thanks to My Pillow Studio for sponsoring the giveaway!  Have a great weekend everybody!

20 comments:

  1. what a nice post to wake up too! :) Today is our anniversary so that must makes winning this extra special! Melaine

    lakeliving4@yahoo.com

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  2. i love the new patio set! i wish when i texted pics to my hubby i would get a buy it now reply. ;)

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  3. Congrats to the winner!...Winning from Rene is always a treat!....Love your outdoor space, you have really inspired me...ours needs some work!

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  4. Congrats to Melaine! I don't know how I missed this one!

    Rene the terrace is lovely. The black on the lanterns is perfect and accents the striped pillows!Love the new dining set!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  5. Love those pillows! Just what I've been looking for. Went to order some the other day at PBarn but they no longer had the black and white stripe. I was so happy to see your post with the very exact thing! So I just ordered two of them for our front porch!

    http://athomeinthenorthwestblog.com/2012/08/new-porch-swing.html

    Jen
    athomeinthenorthwestblog.com

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  6. Rene, it looks so so pretty and so inviting. I think we have matching tables. I LOVE the lights. What a beautiful effect and night.

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  7. Wow, I just love your outdoor area -- it totally reminds me of a garden escape. So gorgeous! You have done an amazing job.

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  8. Your outdoor room looks amazing! Love the black white and green, the pergola and all of the little details (like rope for texture)! I'm with Cassie, wish my texts to the mister generated the "buy now" reply!!!!

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  9. I think you need to squeeze in one last dinner party out there before the cold weather sets in - it's such a pretty spot!!

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  10. I love your back porch! very cozy and chic!

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  11. http://daiseyjayne.wordpress.comSeptember 28, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Love this type of outdoor room, the arbor just makes it!

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  12. I love the intimate room-like feel your pergola gives it, so pretty and inviting! He cleaned the lights, painted them and said, "buy now!" Keeper for sure! :)

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  13. Gorgeous Rene! I love your backyard patio area and wish I had your green thumb. It looks so inviting and this is the perfect time of year to enjoy it. The photographs are beautiful!

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  14. It's just beautiful Rene. A lovely place to sit out and relax and dine under your pretty lights. It looks like a peaceful outdoor space. I have those striped pillows, too. Enjoy your weekend.

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  15. This looks like a perfect space no matter the time of day - morning coffee or evening glass of wine. Love the idea of a built-in bench to extra seating too. Looks terrific.

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  16. Thanks for your sweet comments everybody! And by the way, I don't always get the "buy it now" response, ha!

    René

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  17. What a peaceful and inviting area. It looks beautiful!

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  18. I love this space...it looks like a great place for long dinner parties...especially with your globe lights and of course candle light.

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  19. Seriously Rene...my porch looks like the ghetto compared to yours. I just look out and give myself a lecture everyday! By the way your photography is so damn good!

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  20. Such a pretty space, Rene! No wonder you want to spend so much time outside. I absolutely love your outdoor lights. You've convinced me that they one of those things that make a huge difference. I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for sales...if it's not too late.
    Camille

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