Make Over My Deck: Deck Reveal

Remember all the sneak peeks?

Despite the intermittent rain spells and work obligations, I was finally able to finish my deck!  Wanna see?

I don't have a total cost because many of these items were purchased over time and had been in storage until now, but I will say that everything was either free, or purchased a thrift store or discount closeout store (a.k.a. Big Lots).  Off season purchases are the best!

* The patio set was salvaged from my parents' back yard (free)
* Aquarium stand (free - gifted from a retired teacher)
* Umbrella (Big Lots - closeout store, off season purchase)
* Patio Chair cushions (Big Lots - closeout store, off season purchase)
* Mini Greenhouse (Big Lots - closeout store, off season purchase) [Reg price was $20 and I didn't pay that because it was off season]
* Spray paint ($1/can - Valspar Project Source) & ($5/can - Rustoleum Black Hammered) - used 4-5 cans of the Valspar paint and 3 cans of the Rustoleum
* 1 quart of Valspar's Duramax paint (for the door)

The future?
In the future, I'd like to replace some boards and the top railing.  Of course I'd also have to repaint or stain it.  I've seen some beautiful options, but without the repairs, it's pointless.

I also want a large patio plant to place in a colorful planter on the lava rocks.  Underneath the lava rocks are cemented places and that's also where some of my electrical work is, so there will be absolutely no planting there; hence the rocks instead.  I do have some solar lights that I purchased off season last year.  When I finish the lower level, I think they will make an excellent, lighted addition.

Just a couple more images...

Looking forward to sitting outside for a change.  Maybe those two carpenter bees will leave me alone.  :-)


  1. I LOVE it!! I would love to sit out on your deck and "Chill"!

  2. Fabulous job Libby! I would be out there with you for sure. Now go out there and relax! :)

  3. you did a great job libby! i love that so many things were thrifted~ nothing left to do but pour yourself a glass of tea and enjoy!
    (is that a little garden in the background?)

    have a great weekend!


  4. Great work! I'll bet you're glad it's all done!! Now go enjoy!

  5. Everything came together nicely, Libby! Now you can enjoy relaxing out there.

  6. Your deck space is beautiful Libby! I love the deck covering. All the work has paid off! Hopefully the summer is beautiful so you will be able to spend a lot of time out there. :)

  7. Love how everything came together. Looks like the perfect space to relax and absorb the scenary around. I know that you will put it to good use!

  8. It looks wonderful. What a sense of accomplishment you must feel. Good job!

  9. Libby, what a great job, it looks lovely!

  10. It looks fantastic Libby! Good job! I love your backyard, so free and open!

  11. Eli, you are still in May, with me already in June. ;)
    It's like traveling in time. :)

  12. Hi Libby, it just looks grEAt! Goo job!

  13. Hello Libby, I truly enjoyed your video . . . you are so talented and your deck make-over is wonderful. You are going to spend many a relaxing day out there. Fantastic Job!


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