If you would have asked me a year or two ago, if I would be excited to write about our veranda transformation, I would have laughed hysterically. The transformation will leave you speechless.

If you would have asked me a year or two ago, if I would be excited to write about our veranda transformation, I would have laughed hysterically. The transformation will leave you speechless. 

 

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

 

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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AFTER

This is it.  The pergola, the Colonial 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 from Grandin Road under the dining table.  The 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 rug.  I love how the blues and greens coordinate together.

 

Veranda Transformation and Pergola by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

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.

 

BEFORE AND AFTER

 

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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

 

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If you would have asked me a year or two ago, if I would be excited to write about our veranda transformation, I would have laughed hysterically. The transformation will leave you speechless. 

 

If you enjoyed this tour, you will want to see the behind the scenes transformation from the Mud Pit to Built-in Bench and also the Relaxing Porch Oasis.

 

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


 
 
 
 
 
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