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I'm Kristy!
A graphic & web designer in sunny Florida. Simply put, I LOVE ALL THINGS CREATIVE. My 3Peppers are Crafts, Cooking, and Color... What are yours?

Florida Backyard Reveal – A Green Back Deck

Backyard before makeover

When we bought our house about 8 months ago, I feel in love with it because of the backyard. It was the perfect space, but it definitely needed some major rehab.

The deck was a mess, rotting in parts and over-grown with weeds. The pool needed a definite cleaning, but we were very lucky that they had just replaced the pump. And in general the landscaping was a hot mess.

…Not to mention the house was pink!

We couldn’t just let it be, we had a bunch of people coming down to Florida from up north, and we wanted to have a great “Florida House” to welcome them to, so in March (1 month before the wedding) we started the new deck and makeover. We hired a contractor to build it, and made it bigger then the rotted one that was there before. It’s 10 feet wide now, instead of 8. The next decision was what color… Do we stain it? Leave it natural? Well in a moment of craziness, I decided it had to be painted green. A bright, grass green. When I told Dave and the contractor that green was the final decision I thought they might commit me… None had ever seen a green deck before. Well neither had I, but here was my reasoning…

When I feel in love with the yard, I fell in love with the vast greenness. The yard is completely private with lots of trees, there’s tons of grass, and It is deceptively large. When approaching the house from the front, you’d never suspect a backyard this open. I really didn’t want to loose that. Then I thought, people who live on the ocean have infinity pools, so the edge of the pool blends in with the ocean backdrop behind it. I don’t want a brown deck to break up the vast greenness behind it… IDEA: A Green Deck! an “infinity” deck of sorts…

And it worked! I love the illusion and the bright openness it brings! What do you think? Would you paint a deck green or another bright color?

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Backyard Reveal - Green Deck before and After #backyard #florida #makeover

Backyard Reveal - Green Deck before and After #backyard #florida #makeover

Backyard Reveal - Green Deck before and After #backyard #florida #makeover

Backyard Reveal - Green Deck before and After #backyard #florida #makeover

Backyard Reveal - Green Deck before and After #backyard #florida #makeover

Backyard Reveal - Green Deck before and After #backyard #florida #makeover

Backyard Reveal - Green Deck before and After #backyard #florida #makeover

Backyard Reveal - Green Deck before and After #backyard #florida #makeover

Backyard Reveal - Green Deck before and After #backyard #florida #makeover

 


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About Kristy

Hi! I'm Kristy! I'm a graphic & web designer working from home in sunny Florida. Simply put, I LOVE ALL THINGS CREATIVE. 3Peppers is my place to share my creations with you... My three peppers are crafts, cooking and color, what are yours?

Comments

  1. Wow! What a great transformation. I have my towel and I am heading your way :)

  2. Ann (Betsy) Hopkins says:

    What a difference!! How does David like the green now? Looks good to me. Aunt Betsy.

  3. Ann (Betsy) Hopkins says:

    BTW-Love the rubber ducky accent!!!

  4. it looks amazing! i love how you added the plants around the pool, and the color you painted the deck. such a green space!

  5. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    Oh it is a paradise. I would just live out there. I love that pool and such a wonderful deck and garden. Great rehab. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  6. Wonderful transformation. Love the color you repainted the house and the landscaping around the pool is fabulous! I wanna live here!

  7. MomMaven says:

    I love the green, the whole thing looks amazing

  8. You got me with Florida ;). But seriously,your backyard is a dream come true- great job!

  9. Wow Kristy, I’m visiting from the Live Laugh Linky Party. First I have to say your photography skills are awesome – great shots! Your house looks so much prettier in yellow. Love the deck you built but love even more the color you choose – blends seamlessly with the grass. Very nice yard!

  10. I never would have thought to paint a deck green but WOW you hit the nail on the head with this transformation. Great job!

  11. Such a beautiful outdoor space- quite an improvement!!! Thanks for linking up with us at The Summer Celebration party- I am featuring you today!! Have a wonderful weekend:)
    ~Krista

  12. I LOVE IT!!!!! And it is such a great space to entertain. We had a great time when we came to visit from the North :)

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