We had lovely weather this past weekend and managed to finally get our outdoor dining and seating areas completed thanks to a great sale and our dining chairs being back in stock. I got a little carried away with my photo taking so I had to divide the reveal into two parts so not to overwhelm you with all the pictures. First off is the outdoor dining area!
Some background on our deck: The deck is pretty big. It's approximately 16' x 40' (that's almost the size of our first condo in the city!). We have a sectional, lounge chair, barbecue and a table for 8 and still have room for Little Pilot to drive his Little Tikes Car around. The deck was already there when we purchased the house, but was painted a dark grey-blue colour. We sanded and re-stained it the first summer we lived here. The colour we used was called "woodpecker" from C2 paints (opaque stain). I chose the colour based on the bark of our walnut tree. There's a bench that wraps around the entire deck and we painted the bench supports in a slightly lighter colour. Oh, and, yes, that is a huge metal pole on one end that holds the laundry line. It was like that when we bought the house and we left it since I love to hang my laundry to dry. It's one of my favourite things to do for some reason?!
So now that you know all about our deck, let's look at the fun stuff. :) This is our outdoor dining table. Tech Guy built the cedar table for me last year. We really couldn't find a patio table that was large enough and really had to make our own. The chairs are all from Ikea. We had the two end chairs already, but were waiting for the Urban chairs to come back in stock and were finally able to pick them up this past weekend. Yay!
The great sale that I mentioned at the beginning of the post was at Target (50% off pretty much everything for outside). That's where we were able to get the much needed umbrella and a bunch of throw pillows. The price really couldn't be beat for the size and quality of the umbrella so I decided to go with it despite it being a non-neutral colour (i.e., minty aqua). The umbrella along with some black and white yard sale pillows I already had dictated the colour scheme: black and white with accents of mint and yellow. I'm really happy with how the dining area turned out and love the simple, clean lines of the chairs with the more rustic cedar table. I think I will just let you take a peek at some of the gazillion photos I took and try to list the sources for everything I can remember at the end of the post. Enjoy!
Little Pilot loves to entertain and he is always the first one at the table inviting everyone to come and eat. I think he would love some company at his new dining area!
Dining Table: DIY from this plan
End Chairs: Ikea
Side Chairs: Ikea
Ikat Pillow: Target
Flower Pillow(on lounge chair): Target
Striped pillow: made by me from a yard sale table cloth
Glasses: Iittala Aino Aalto (I got mine here)
Tray: Marimekko Unikko from HomeSense
Plates and Napkins: Marimekko Unikko and Kaivo patterns from Crate and Barrel last summer
Here's a sneak peek of the seating area which I am hoping to post tomorrow.
Don't forget to come back now! :)