If you follow me on any social media platform, you definitely now know that our updated deck was finally revealed on The Home Depot Apron blog yesterday. Woohoo!
I’m so sorry for the onslaught of self-promotion! I had three posts launch yesterday, and oodles of work and love went into each one. Just had to get them out there!
To everyone who has been supportive and excited and so, so sweet over the past couple months: thank you! I know all the sneak peeks and vague mentions have probably been a little irritating. I hope the reveal was worth it!
So, the majority of the items on our fancy new deck are from The Home Depot, but we also incorporated some things we already had, plus a few new pieces. I figured I’d share the sources in case anyone’s interested.
The black and white striped outdoor rug is from Overstock. It was a gift from my mom and stepdad – thanks, guys!
The teal chandelier is from Goodwill, and was painted with Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch spray paint in Lagoon.
The bronze watering can is from Target. I can’t find it on the site, but last time I checked (yesterday), they still had it in the store.
The aqua stool is from Ikea, and the three plants in it are croton petra, sedum and peperomia. All three pots were thrifted, and were spray-painted with Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Flat White, French Lilac and Aqua.
The black stepstool is from Ikea. It’s meant for indoor use, so I sanded it and coated it with spar varnish before putting it outside. The round cement planter, which holds a haworthia, is from Target (I can’t find it on the site, but it’s from this collection and should still be in most stores). The two white polka dot pots came from the planter cemetery in my garage, got spray-painted with Flat White, and hold another peperomia and a snapdragon (which refuses to bloom! Any tips?!). We found the brass urn in the garage, drilled a hole in the bottom, and added a ZZ plant. The oval gold planter was another garage find – we just spray-painted it with Rust-Oleum Specialty Metallic in Gold and added three cacti.
The metal plant stand is from Target and also got spray-painted gold. The white glossy pot came from our garage and holds a sweet broom – which again, will not bloom anymore! What gives?!
The aqua and white pot, which I LOVE, is from HomeGoods, and holds a Persian Shield plant, which I also love. Look at those gorgeous purple leaves! I’m obsessed with it, and may or may not stroke it and whisper to it lovingly on a daily basis.
The bronze “side table” between the chairs is actually made from a tall planter from Target (similar) and a 12″ pizza pan. It works pretty well, though the pizza pan fills with water when it rains. We’re debating drilling tiny holes in it (the planter has a drainage hole at the bottom), but we’re a little nervous about the cancer-causing particles that would fly out of the anti-stick coating.
I sewed all the throw pillow covers myself – quite the undertaking, but very rewarding! The geometric blue and white fabric (called “Baja Sapphire”) is from Forsyth Fabrics, as is the solid fuchsia (this might be it). PS: The solid fuchsia is the only one of the fabrics that isn’t meant for outdoor use, so I make sure to put it away when it’s not being used. The blue ikat fabric is called “Journey Sea Glass” by P Kaufmann and is from Fabric.com.
The black and white ikat fabric is called “Aztec Black” from Terrasol. It’s sold out on Fabric.com right now, which is where I bought it, but HouseFabric.com has it, too. The multicolored suzani fabric is called “Kaleidoscope Quartz” by Braemore, and I bought it on Ebay. A note about my pillows: I honestly just couldn’t afford to buy outdoor pillow inserts, so I used regular cheap inserts instead. I try not to leave our pillows out in the rain, anyway, but I may have to replace them if they ever end up getting mildewy.
The lantern you can see in the background is from this post.
You can find out how we made the hanging gold frame planter in this post.
The three plants on the coffee table are another snake plant, a burro’s tail, and a crassula mesembryanthemoides. The little paint drip pot was made by me with leftover orchid paint from the tray. I’d post a tutorial, but it was so easy – you just spray-paint a pot white, turn it upside-down, and pour paint on it. One tip: Pour the paint and let it dry over aluminum foil so it doesn’t get stuck!
There are tutorials for the Radiant Orchid and gold leaf tray and spray-painted coasters in this post.
The metallic garden stool is from Ross Dress for Less. (I know, right?!)
The mass cane with a pothos at the base is from The Home Depot and is so cute, but got totally bleached from direct sunlight and had to come inside. Boo! Guess I should have done more research! The portulacaria afra and snake plant are both in planters from The Home Depot (here and here), and the sedum/sempervivum assortment is in a tall ceramic planter from HomeGoods.
I had so much fun picking out all the accessories. I love color, but I have a tendency to go overboard – and am not very good at editing, as you can probably tell – so I forced myself to stick to colors from the pillow fabrics.
I’m actually fairly impressed with my own discipline: The only time I went outside the pillow palette was when I used the French Lilac spray paint on one planter and a coaster.
Oh, and I can’t forget the globe lights!
We used these from Target. The Home Depot has a bunch to choose from, too, but we already had the Target ones strung on our railings, so we figured they might as well match.
And I think that just about covers it. If I forgot anything, leave a comment and I’d be happy to let you know more about it!