Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Our Summer Outdoor Spaces

To start off our Summer reno's we just had a new roof installed, a 14 year old builder roof is not pretty.. Before the roof was a charcoal and rust colored mix, what a huge difference the new black roof has made to the curb appeal of our home.. we chose Iko Dual Black shingles.. , I absolutely love the blackish charcoal colour!!  It defines our home without being too harsh. My hubby also freshened up our chippy window boxes with some white paint. 
The front porch of our home is quite traditional.. simple rounded boxwoods in galvanized tin planters, Ikea Byholma chairs, boxwood wreaths on the doors. I made a custom address sign from a piece of painted cedar wood and stencils and hung it from our porch ceiling.
To add a touch of vintage to our porch, I have a antique window frame leaning against our siding with a hanging seasonal 'Summer' burlap banner.. 
To soften and lighten up our front door for summer.. I found this great Rattan ribbon and faux flower bunch from our local garden centre and within 2 minutes I had a new summery look to our preserved boxwood wreaths from Target. 
For our Back deck we recently painted our Harvest table you can see more on that Furniture Makeover HERE. 
You can see more on our Succulent Tool box Planter HERE
We added this great pergola for added shade for our daughter. 
What summer deck is complete without hanging lights.. I found these cute galvanized metal hanging lanterns at Homesense , They look great glowing on our deck at night. 
And lastly Our backyard.. It is our little bit of paradise, Its an unexpected space to relax and cool down. We are building so many beautiful Summer Memories here. Hope you are all enjoying your summer too!!!

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  1. Gorgeous spaces, as always!!! Can I come for a swim now??

  2. Those are lovely outdoor spaces. Your landscaping is so nice and mature. I'm a fan of boxwood and have two in our front walkway pots with birch and white petunias. We had to redo our roof at 15 years (last year) and chose black as well, plus added a new white garage door and garage man door. Your pool and backyard are amazing -lucky you!