Wednesday, May 25, 2011
After two years the lovely privacy deck needed some TLC, a little sanding, new stain and hmm, maybe a make over.
I decided to install a 4 foot bamboo privacy screen - recycled from another part of the yard, originally a 6 foot screen.
The next task was inspired by a library book on landscape design. I took the original deck apart and reassembled it in two pieces, one slightly higher than the other and away from the house wall.
I filled in the gap with rocks, a choice piece of driftwood or two, and a Buddha. Eventually I will fill in the area to the right with more beach rocks.
I found the perfect old window frame at a building recycle place to fill in that blank wall space. I just happen to have two old rusty pieces of chain with hooks on either end for hanging it too.
The space is usable again now, but I am still sanding the decks and staining them. Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend hide out!