reno chronicles #25

WOOHOO…It’s done!!!

Well…mostly done. Just a few tiny, little things for wonderful contractor to finish up.

So much happened this week…but the finished product is so exciting, I can barely remember!

Lots and lots of painting, the old door was installed (no small feat!), the washer and dryer were delivered, crushed granite covers the driveway, the side “landscaping” is back in order, and the plumbing was finished…even the kitchen sink got fixed!

The overall effect is awesome. And it’s even more spectacular at night. And the deck. Oh, the deck. As it happened, wonderful contractor worked some magic and got a great deal on cedar. So, now I have an incredible cedar deck. It smells divine…like breathing deep in the woods.

Impressively stylish in the design from both sides, it’s also comfy and inviting during the day. And even better, complete with chillin’ out lighting, at night.

I’ve spent a lot of time here over the weekend already…and I don’t expect that to change for a long, long time. Inviting, cozy, private and secure. And oh, how I’ve missed you, barbeque!

Whether it’s getting a bit of sun (I’ve missed you too!), firing up the grill, reading in the shade, enjoying the company of friends, and having a cold bevie or a nice glass of wine, this is my place.

This is my vacation.

Basic, clean line furniture won’t go out of style. Lots of cushions in patterned and solid outdoor fabric add a punch of personality to the space. Two chairs and a love seat offer a great conversation area around a coffee table / footstool.

The large lounger just beckons on a sunny day, but can also lay flat, be pushed up against the side, and be dressed as a large bench for lots of extra seating, if the occasion calls for it.

Until next week…I’ll be taking a few more moments to reflect on why I love Canada.

And why I love summer!

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