Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Let the outdoor siestas begin.... Outdoor Room 2013


Happy Thursday lovely people.

In all the craziness that was Houzz, we got our outdoor room in tip top shape a little quicker than normal and thank goodness the weather was cooperating. We only had plants in our kitchen a couple of nights for the fear of frost.

The cats thought it was their own personal forest.

After we got everything in shape we still had a couple of things on our to-do list for the season and it's more of a we'll get to it hopefully sooner than later before we are melting in the sun.

- Our back patio fries from about 6-8pm so I need to whip up a new idea for sun blockage, I am think drop down blinds.
- When the heat really gets stomping, the air gets to be little and we have been yapping about putting a ceiling fan above the below sitting area since we moved in. we're aiming for this year. maybe 

Now that's enough chatter from me. There are a lot of photos this year. 
Get yourself a glass a wine and enjoy! Geez unless it's 9 in the morning and you are having a coffee instead. Can't seem to get my brain out of patio mode.


few new bits this year, same white and black trellis pillows as the living room, the green trellis fabric i purchased from fabric.com and is a dwell studio design. the little green table was actually an old table i had sitting around doing nothing so i hit it with mms boxwood milk paint and polyurethane because it will be outside (so no waxing).


meet walter. my new favourite old gnome i named after my outdoor loving grandpa.

 



update: this wine barrel table got a new look as an ottoman here







i added a grainsack runner stapled to the table so it doesn't fly away and a new crate display wall.









































we spent a weekend at the end of april building a new waterfall for our pond as the previous years pot was crumbling through and wouldn't hold water anymore. i will show more photos of the pond when i get some garden photos blooming.
 


my obsession this year. white begonias. i can't get enough. they are so romantic and pretty looking.


Thanks for visiting our outdoor space,

Have a great day,

50 comments :

  1. Great space - so jealous!!!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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  2. Ok, I cook, clean and am a wonderful gardener.....Do you need a roommate? LOL I am not afraid to say I'm envious f your spot! It is spectacular!!!!!!!

    Great job!
    XO,
    Christine

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    1. Hey Christine
      Maybe an extra weed puller lol. Thank you for visiting

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  3. Your patio space is a-ma-zing! I love all of your unique pieces - especially the hand sign!

    Jeanine

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  4. What a wonderful outdoor space. Beautiful!

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  5. All things are beautiful : pond, table, fern, everything. All nicely put toghether, I really, really like it. Do you have any fishes in pond? This could be tempting foryour cats ;)

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    1. Hi Monique

      Yes there are about 40 of them, koi and goldfish but luckily the cats stay inside so we only have to worry about the straggling racoons or herons. Thanks for visiting.

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  6. Please share this post over here at Fishtail Cottage's Garden party??? xoox, tracie
    http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.com/2013/05/cottage-garden-party-4-2013.html

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  7. Fabulous outdoor areas! So many wonderful details to make it interesting. Of course I've loved all of your spaces I've seen before too so I'm not surprised. You have great taste!

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  8. wow! so pretty and inviting!! Our porch is an ever evolving annual project too ;) Love all the pillows on your couch and the lush look to everything. Well done!!!! visiting from Liz Marie's party :)

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  9. Beautiful outdoor room! Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a great weekend!

    Jody

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  10. I have always been in love with your patio...Pinned many times from past seasons...Christine from http://littlebrags.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Christine. Thanks for being such a supporter over time. Our patio gets tweaked a bit every season but it always nice to look back as it progresses.

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  11. Wow I love your patio!
    It has so much charm and character.
    Very well done, such inspiration here.
    Cindy

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  12. What a beautiful outdoor space!

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  13. Oh my word, what a fabulous outdoor area. Your patio is wonderful and all of your decor is beautiful. I love the crates on the wall and all the lush plants are so pretty too. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  14. This is really to drool for.

    I love every inch and every lil thing you have.

    Absolutely FAB.

    Greetings,
    /CC girl from D´BoX

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  15. Beautiful outdoor space. It's right up my alley. Popping over from A Stroll Thru Life. Thanks for sharing. Susan @ throughmyporchwindow.blogspot.com

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  16. This is a splendid dining area. Love the crates, rug, ferns, and table. Olive

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  17. Your outdoor space looks amazing! Every detail is just gorgeous! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

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  18. What a fabulous area you've created, love that wall with the great crate display!!

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  19. O>>>M>>>G>>>>!!!!!!!!!!! I can't begint to tell you what I like best about this space. It is all FABULOUS!!! I love the crate wall. I am thinking the fern is faux??? Love all the elemys displayed, just love it all. We just moved to this new home in Oct. so are just planning our deck and patio and pond. GRWEAT inspiration, I have saved this. I will also be your newest follower, don't want to miss a thing. XO, Pinky

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    1. Hi Pinky,
      Nope that fern is definitely real. My faux line is drawn at preserved boxwood. Thanks for following along and good luck with your patio.

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    2. whoops, sorry about the typos!!!!!

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  20. Love your outdoor room and all the details. Just shared it on facebook.

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    1. Hi Kim
      Thank you so much, already have people coming over saying they found me on FB. Thanks for the shout out.

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  21. Saw this on FB and had to come take a look. What a fabulous outdoor space! Love all your staging and use of wicker and black. Just lovely!
    I could so sit there and enjoy a glass of wine! ~Delores

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    1. Thanks Delores,
      If we lived closer, I would say come on over. Wine is always plentiful in our home. lol.

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  22. Fantastic space!! Love it!
    Now I'm on the hunt for white begonias....

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  23. I am so in love and inspired by your patio room! There are so many beautiful details, I had to scroll through twice! We have a space so very similar at our lake house and I am doing a lot of brainstorming on how to make it more of a "room". Your post has lit the fire under me! :)

    You have such a great blog. I look forward to following.

    XO,
    Jane

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  24. I saw that Kim posted this on FB and it is absolutely gorgeous!!

    Cynthia

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  25. Love this look. I could relax here all day if someone would bring me a cool drink from time to time. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

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  26. Just beautiful - and what a great idea to staple the runner onto the table!
    Congratulations on the MMS feature ( where I'm visiting from )
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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    1. thanks suzan
      we are out in the country and next to farmer fields. the wind really picks up out here so not being stapled means my neighbour gets a cool grainsack. good for her not so much for me. lol.

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  27. That is one amazing outdoor space! You must love spending time here!

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  28. Found you on MMS and am in love with your outdoor space. We just moved, last week, into a new...older...home that has an amazing sunroom so I've been searching for furniture to fill it up with. Could you share with me where you got your wicker chairs and if they had more pieces in that line? I love the color of it.

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    1. hi staci
      welcome! there is a lot of wicker out there. the black sofa and chair were vintage finds that i painted to be black. the gray kubu chairs around the table are actually ikea byholma chairs and i think they still have them. i know world market in the states has something similar but in canada that isn't an option.

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  29. Oh.my.goodness! Love, love, love your outdoor room. You have done a fabulous job! Found you at StoneGable and am happy to be a new follower.

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  30. What an amazing room! Your attention to detail is evident. I'm sure all of your friends want to gather at your house. LOVE it!

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  31. What a gorgeous outdoor space you have, I love the crates on the wall and the black/grainsack runner!

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  32. Beautiful porch!! You have created such a wonderful outdoor space.

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  33. I LOVE it! It feels so inviting!

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  34. Love all of the layers of interest you have going on this stunning porch!

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  35. Absolutely wonderful out there!

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  36. Just found you through SavySouthernStyle, what a delightful and lovely porch! Looks like one of my favorite shops!
    come for a visit, http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com
    Nancy

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  37. Popping in from Savy Southern Style.
    What an enchanting and cozy outdoor space! Went straight up and became a follower. Don't want to miss one of your posts. Amazing talent!!!!

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  38. Saw you featured at SSS too, congrats ! Well deserved because your outdoor space is really lovely, and I especially love the wall crate shelving and the old sign, and the table runner ....... well, everything really !

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  39. Hi, I'm your new follower from Turkey! Loved your porch and will check your other posts immediately:)

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