It used to be an old, sad deck. This stunning veranda transformation will leave you speechless. And the pergola is the star of the show. You must see the before and after pictures to believe it!

It used to be an old, sad deck. This stunning veranda transformation will leave you speechless. And the pergola is the star of the show. You must see the before and after pictures to believe it!

 

We love to entertain, and we wanted a functional space outside to enjoy.  I had in my head what I wanted the final product to look like, and it was two years of blood, sweat, and tears to make it happen.  Our Property Manager, Chris, and his band of talented men did an amazing job on the entire veranda…one project at a time.  I’m still blown away every time I walk outside.

 

Mud Pit to Built in Bench Deck Transformation by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

The Before

It wasn’t just the deck that was transformed, it was the entire area around the veranda.  This is the basic deck before.  This view is looking out from the screened in porch.

 

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This is the reverse angle.

 

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And a little wider shot, so you can really see.

 

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The Plan

Like I said, it was two years worth of project after project.  The very first thing we did, I think it was even the first or second day we moved, was to cut down some of the overgrown trees.

The next project was to completely remove the fence and build a new fence a little closer to the street to give us more space in the back.

 

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Here’s the reverse angle again.  We moved the fence line to the right another 5 feet or so.  The following year, we had the pergola built.  And of course, Hubby planted grass.

 

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 The deck is an older deck, so I gave it the first coat of paint/stain, which lasted the first season.  We (and by “we”… well… you know)… chose Benjamin Moore’s Normandy paint/stain.  It’s a beautiful blue/gray color.  At hour two of me painting the deck, Hubby comes home from work and… well… let’s just say it wasn’t what he was expecting.  But over time, he grew to love it.  We had a professional paint it this year and you can tell.  It looks much better.

 

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The After

This is it.  The pergola, the Betsy Ross flag, the new fence, the grass, the new “conversation area”… everything.

 

Mud Pit to Built in Bench Deck Transformation by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Here is a close-up.  I love the outdoor rug under the dining table.  The outdoor ceiling fan hangs down from the pergola.  It’s great for keeping us cool in the summer, and also keeping the bugs away when we are eating.

 

Veranda Deck Transformation by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Here’s a full picture from the fence line.  You can see how the deck flows into the conversation area.  If you look close, you can see a string of lights hanging from the pergola.

 

Mud Pit to Built in Bench Deck Transformation by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Pergola with String Lights and Fan by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

We added hanging flowers which adds a great pop of color and summer to the outdoor space.

 

Veranda Deck Transformation by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

This is the angle walking out from the screened in porch.  You can see the dining table and an outdoor rug.  I love how the blues and greens coordinate together.

 

Veranda Transformation and Pergola by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

The Veranda Before and After

One of my biggest pet peeves is when people show different camera angles for before and after pictures that you have no idea of perspective, so I did my best to show you an “apples-to-apples” comparison.

 

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Veranda Transformation and Pergola by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

Mud Pit to Built in Bench Deck Transformation by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

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Veranda Transformation and Pergola by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

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Veranda Transformation and Pergola by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

Veranda Transformation and Pergola by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

Veranda Transformation and Pergola by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Well, there you have it, that’s the grand tour!

 

Mud Pit to Built in Bench Deck Transformation by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Resources

Betsy Ross Flag

String Lights

Deck Paint

Outdoor Ceiling Fan

Patio Dining Set

Outdoor Rug

 

If You Loved This

If you enjoyed this tour, you will want to see the behind the scenes transformation:

Mud Pit to Built-in Bench

Relaxing Porch Oasis.

 

It used to be an old, sad deck. This stunning veranda transformation will leave you speechless. And the pergola is the star of the show. You must see the before and after pictures to believe it!

 

Are you Inspired?

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Love, hugs, and who’s joining me for cocktails on the veranda?


 
 
 
 
 
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