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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Treehouse Deck with Adirondack Chairs

Thursday, September 1, 2016

A treehouse deck at the same level as the French doors opens the living room into the surrounding woods. The new deck beckons sitting for long hours under a ceiling fan watching nature, even when it is raining. 

Treehouse Deck with Adirondack Chairs 

By using chairs, a deck space is easily rearranged for just a couple or for a large crowd. Giving New Life to Old Adirondack Chairs and power washing folding wooden chairs gives a bright clean look to all the furniture. 

An old chippy blue painted box is the perfect size for a coffee table, and the box is convenient for storing supplies for the deck. Like the citronella candle in the blue bucket, extra pillows, a throw,... 

On either side of the French doors are a French-style metal plant stand and a glass-topped table with a Singer sewing machine iron base. 

Serving snacks and drinks is easy, easy, easy using the table. The coastal looking metal box on the treadle holds gardening gloves, some snippers, and a spare spray faucet to attach to a garden hose. When using the table for serving food and drinks, the box can hold extra napkins and glasses. Another possibility is using the metal box to serve iced-down bottles of drinks. 

Setting food and drinks, or your feet, on the chippy blue box are no cause for concern. The old weathered box will not be harmed, but will gain even more patina that adds to the relaxed atmosphere of outdoor living. 

Nothing new, except plants, was purchased to furnish or to decorate the new deck. Everything was either on the old deck or in the house... like the old blue box that was upstairs holding seasonal items. 

A coastal summer theme is easy to create with existing blue and white shell dishes, a starfish decorated glass, and a set of coastal bird decorated metal tins. 

The Adirondack chairs were refreshed with power washing, sanding, and painting. 

Surrounding woods, however, remind us that the deck is not on the beach, but is nestled on a country plot instead. 

Potted ivy plants receive rain water and sunlight because they are on the four-foot extension beyond the roof of the covered section of the deck. 

Trees surrounding the deck offer deep shade during the summer months, but will allow winter sunlight to warm the deck when they drop their leaves. 

The plants on the blue box and glass table will be rotated to sunnier areas periodically. 

While the overall look on the deck is coastal right now, there are still French country touches that will always be a part of any decor of our house, outside and inside. 

There is still the open area of the deck yet to be shared. 

We had rain for a solid week after the new deck was built, and more rain is forecast. So much rain is highly unusual for north Texas in August. We are enjoying the covered porch part of the deck in the rain, but the open area needs several sunny days before it can be pulled together. 

My Sanctuary

One day the sun will come back out. 


First Party date is Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m. 

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