I can’t believe it’s finally here! It is reveal day for our small deck refresh with the Spring 2021 One Room Challenge. I am really happy and excited to share our refreshed outdoor space with you. We LOVE how this one turned out!
If you are visiting from the One Room Challenge, welcome! I am very happy you are here. You can catch up with our progress from the past 8 weeks here:
WEEK ONE/ WEEK TWO/ WEEK THREE/ WEEK FOUR/ WEEK FIVE/ WEEK SIX/ WEEK SEVEN
This deck refresh was so necessary for our Airbnb. Last year we completed the house during the Spring 2020 One Room Challenge and business has been beyond our wildest expectations. The only space that wasn’t quite up to par was the outdoor space. To be honest, it was tired and dirty, with several small repairs needed on the siding, trim, door, and porch. We knew we needed to roll up our sleeves and give this small deck a refresh.
Fast forward to today………our guests are LOVING the space now.
The blue door (Sherwin Williams Salty Dog) really pops against the cedar shake siding. Once I saw it completed, I knew we needed to add it to the porch’s ceiling, which turned out to be one of my favorite details.
Our goal here was to create a space for guests to hang out after a long day at the beach. Therefore, we needed a comfortable space to seat at least six and allow for some outdoor fun! The Ajna living outdoor wicker furniture was the perfect solution. It provides plenty of seating, is beautiful, comfortable, and is weather-resistant! We also added outdoor rugs (From WellWoven) and accessories bringing the colors from inside the house to the outdoors bringing a cohesive feel to the entire space.
The living wall and letter board have been a great place for our guests to snap a selfie and leave us messages. People have been so creative!
It’s turned into the perfect spot for an evening glass of wine and watch the sun go down.
It was also important to create a space for outdoor dining, and this dining set ended up being perfect as it expands to seat six.
It is a small space, but I think we made it as usable as possible, and most importantly, the outside now feels as pretty as the inside of the house.
Our guests have been using it for the last two weeks and have mentioned how much they love it in their reviews. For now hubby and I are putting our feet up and celebrating another ORC wrap!
We are sending a BIG thank you to Linda and her team at the One Room Challenge and media sponsor Better Homes and Garden. This is such an amazing event, and I love all the love, support, and inspiration that surrounds this event each season.
And a HUGE thank you to the following sponsors whom I have loved working with! And @Madelynhphoto for the beautiful photographs.
And the best part of this event….all the amazing inspiration! So grab a glass of wine and take a peek at all the amazing spaces the Designers and Guest Participants have created! I know what I will be doing this rainy weekend.
Until next time
Hi Libbie. You have definitely found your calling!! Absolutely beautiful. Never heard back-any openings this summer? Julia
Julia! Thank you for your kind words. I am so sorry, I looked at our calendar and was going to suggest Fall but I got distracted (life these days). I’ll PM you! xx
Libbie, you’ve out done yourself! Your outdoor space is beautiful, I love the way everything goes together without being matchy matchy. The letter board and living wall are such fun touches!
Thank you, my friend! We really love it!
Libbie, You are a diamond my friend, absolutely sparkling and bright and I am amazed at your talent and how a fabulous everything turned out! What an awesome place to relax and enjoy yourself after being at the beach what a win win double win! 👏 You are fabulous and so is this space, you did an amazing awesome job! Love how the blog looks so professional and totally you XOXOXOXO
You are such a ray of light! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
LOVE! I really love the Salty Dog blue door!
I am OBSESSED with Salty Dog!
Oh, I love how thisvturned out! The colours are fabulous abd the living wall looks amazing! Great job, put your feet up and enjoy it!
Thank you, Jayne!
We are kicking back and enjoying it the weekend!!
Love everything you have done especially the ceiling
Don’t you love how the last-minute plans seem to work out to be the BEST idea?!?!?
Wow! What a charming space! You two knocked it out of the park and I adore your letter board!
Thank you, Diane!
We are soooo happy with the new space!
This turned out beautifully. I love the ceiling. You did an amazing job! I’ll be over fir your charcuterie.
Come celebrate with us!!!
Gorgeous! I love all the details! Happy summer!
Thank you, Ranae!!
This is so nice! So bright and cheerful with the colors! A nice place to relax…
Indeed! Thanks for stopping by!
Absolutely beautiful space and I love that you and your husband are taking some time to enjoy it. You deserve it!!
We are sitting here now with a glass of wine and our feet up!
Lovely transformation; your guest must love it!
I really love how the covered porch turned out especially those beautiful shakes, I am in love with those! Great job!
What pretty deck, love what you picked.
Absolutely gorgeous. Great job. I love it.
Thank you, Doreen!
This space is truly amazing! I love each and every detail! Thanks for all the inspo!!
Thank you for stopping by!
It looks just beautiful! I love the giant ledgie board you created-it’s so unique and makes such an impact!!!
Thank you, Danielle!
The letter board has turned out to be quite the hit! The guests come up with the cutest messages!
This outdoor space is beautiful and so inviting! I love the wicker couch and the letter board with the flowers is so creative and lovely! I am sure your guests will appreciate the space and outdoor dining! I love enjoying the outdoors while eating a meal.
Have a great week!
We love dining outside in the summer, as our summers are fleeting!
This is my first time to your blog. The deck re-do is stunning. You should be so proud.
And you are gorgeous, girl!!
And your kind words have made my day (week) 🙂
I love this, so relaxing looking. I wish I had a larger patio for a bit more decorating.
Thank you! We are loving it!
Wow, It all looks amazing. You did an awesome job. Your deck is more classy than my lounge. lol
LOL, Thanks Anita!
What a lovely space – I am sure your guests will love to spend time out there! That message board is so fun too!
Thank you! The guests are very clever with their messages. 🙂
What a beautiful outdoor space!
Thank you, Joanne! I hope you have a lovely 4th of July!
What a wonderful space you’ve created Libbie. That shake shingle ceiling looks amazing. Have a wonderful 4th of Jully!
We are so excited to be finished and looking forward to our next One Room Challenge!
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Love this space. I know your guests really enjoy it. Nicely done. Thank you for sharing @omhgww. Great job. See you next week.
Wow! It turned out so good! Your guests must feel so relaxed in this space. You definitely deserve to kick up your feet.
We are happy to be done!
Your new outdoor space is spectacular!
It is so comfy and inviting. Your guests are sure to enjoy spending time in this space!
Thank you, Rosemary!
Love it! I’ll be featuring you this week at the To Grandma’s house we go link party!
OOH! Fun!! Thank you!!
Such a beautiful space to relax and unwind, Libbie! I love all the extra special touches you’ve added and the plant and letterboard wall is super creative. I know your guests will have tons of fun! Great job, CoCo
Thank you so much for your kind words! Our guests LOVE the space, and the letterboard has been a huge hit. We love seeing the creative messages they leave for each other. After a few weeks of rest I am planning my Fall ORC! 🙂
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