Thursday, April 18, 2013

Wish I Had That- A Pretty Painted Deck

We have a huge deck.  It is actually a two story deck.  It overlooks a cute little pond- love!  The top story is right outside of the kitchen door.  It is smaller than the bottom story.  And it was built several years before the bottom story.  On the agenda is to power wash both story’s, and to seal them.  The top story, being older, is in worse shape.  So, I decided to spruce it up a little, I am going to do some kind of a paint treatment on the floor.  I am also considering painting a faux area rug right onto the wood on the bottom story.  Something simple though, because I don’t want it to take me all summer long!  So I have been browsing around for ideas, and I thought I would share some of my favorites with you.  Not all of these are outdoor floors, but I could do the same paint treatment on the deck.  I will make sure to seal over the paint good so it will last.  Here are my favorites!  I linked back to the original source whenever I could. 

stenciled floor...  I love this floor! by judy

I thought this would be fun on the bottom story for the kids to play. 

I love this one, and that banister- LOVE!  I am considering doing this on my little landing on my entryway.  the floor is in bad shape right there on that landing where you walk in the front door.  It is faded from the sunlight. 
I am thinking something like this for the downstairs part of the deck.  It even has our initial!

This one is great!

What do you think of a paint treatment such as one of these on a deck?  I think it would really make it freshened up!  Which is your favorite?  I created a Pinterest Board with even more awesome ideas.  Go on over to pinterest and check them out!  And while you are at it, I would love for you to become a follower of mine on Pinterest!  I am always pinning something interesting! 
On a random note, I was taking a walk this evening after work, and ran into a snake!  Oh my!  I about freaked the freak out!  And my words weren’t nearly as nice as Oh my!  Also, at lunch, we were eating outdoors at a conference I attended, and the umbrella was up.  It was really breezy and it about blew our table over.  I screamed at the top of my lungs.  It made me look really good!  People were gawking at me from all angles.  Nice!  What can I say?  I am a screamer.  Get your mind out of the gutter.