Monday, May 14, 2018

Project Weekend

I am sorry I just kinda disappeared from Blogland for a couple of days last week.  The words wouldn't come....... life was (as I said) kicking my ass.  BUT on the positive side for the FFF I did lose a whole pound -- YAY!

But we had a really good weekend.  I made my lists and virtually everything made it from the city to the campgrounds.  (well except for a salad which we picked up early Saturday morning)

This was 'projects' weekend.  I had ideas!!  (Sir Steve will learn to duck and run in future when I say 'I have an idea') 

In my mind the campsite should be rustic -- and cosy -- and well, kind of 'rustic chic'.  Last summer when we walked around the sites - everywhere I looked were christmas lights strung all around the campsites -- decks so BIG and overbearing they took over the lot - and some sites looked like 'hoarders' lived there.  

So over the winter I developed 'an idea'.

On Saturday morning we went and ordered some stone for the fire pit area.... we found a lovely indoor/outdoor rug I wanted for the deck and the price was too good to pass up!!  And I had my mason jars and little battery operated tea lights........... 

So........... 

the stone was delivered............. 



Sir Steve removed the fire pit -- spread the stone -- leveled the area and rebuilt the fire pit.......  



We had been given a patio set by Sir Steve's parents -- but the patio table that came with it was way too big for our city deck....... I had this idea to combine it with the park bench that was sanded and painted last summer --  

We moved the park bench down to the fire pit -- put the glass table behind it -- and added a lantern and some plant pots (the plants will come later when it warms up ) 



Then I had this idea for twinkling lights in the trees (something I stumbled across on Pinterest  ......... I picked up some old fashioned mason jars -- hemp -- and the hot glue gun.............. 



The final result was this............ 



I didn't have my good camera with me -- so no pictures of them lit at night - but hopefully you can use your imagination............... 


Then - finally - I wanted to sort out / organise the deck.  Last year it was a jumble of furniture with no flow -- and no defined areas........... 

I had brought up my wicker furniture and bought some new blue cushions........ the blue rug went in the round corner as you come up the steps to the deck -- creating a nice 'visiting' area -- great for morning coffee and even better for afternoon wine......... 



Then move forward a few steps and you have the eating area with the table and chairs....... 



And tucked into the back corner of the deck is the barbeque -- right beside the steps down to the fire pit area.........  




Sunday was spent thoroughly enjoying the new organisation outside (and inside -- I have put everything into labeled containers in the cupboards -- my OCD is very pleased and under control!) 

Now everything is ready for the summer........ 
and that is a good thing !!

4 comments:

Roz said...

Wow, you have had a busy and productive time! The results are awesome! It looks fantastic, enjoy :) Way to go on the pound too :)

Hugs
Roz

abby said...

WOW...I love it!!! What a wonderful place to relax and re-charge! hugs abby

Lea said...

Looks wonderful! I love setting up new spaces.

Hermione said...

Beautiful! It's a real home away from home.

I think we have that exact same barbecue, but in blue.

Hugs,
Hermione

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