Welcome back! Here is the 'new' deck dining area after staging. The wrought iron table and chairs have been on the deck forever.
|View entering deck from the French Doors|
|View entering the dining area|
Cushions were added to the chairs for a pop of color and to make them more comfortable. A sisal rug was placed under the dining set. The rug anchors the table and chairs and mirrors the shape of the painting.
Due to the built-in benches, there is not as much room on this end of the deck. I used a long green pillow on the angled portion of the benches. The small decorative pillow picks up the flowers and colors in the painting.
|View from the settee in the seating area|
A Buffet Table from Two of This and One of That
I wanted a narrow buffet on the wall of the house. My SIL (thanks, Karen!) recently gave me two wooden columns. The columns serve as the base. Finding a top proved to be difficult. I ended up using a piece of metal artwork laying flat. Instant table!
Yes, that is a Blue Egg. Blue Egg has been on shelves, below tables, on a stand, both inside and outside of our house for years. I know Blue Egg is weird--but I love it. I had to incorporate Blue Egg in my new staging since there is a bit of blue in the painting.
I also brought my Grecian statue and an antique bird cage out to join the fun. I found the iron gate at Goodwill a few years ago. I've used it above mantels and as wall art in houses I've staged. Here, I've placed it as a divider between the deck walkway and the eat-in area.
Once while cruising through a high dollar interior design shop, I saw a glass centerpiece with little pebbles, seeds and sticks in the center. It was $175! "Hump!" said I, "I can do that." The glass and iron stand was in my staging stash. I added bird seed, and painted some sticks black (some sticks I left brown). I then inserted the sticks in the middle. Voila! (Plus, it is a great piece for those hard to stage niches builders put in new houses.)
|The Centerpiece doesn't lean--the photographer does.|
|Niche in Client's House|
I didn't spend a penny for staging the dining area of the deck!
There is still one small area on the deck that I staged. I'll share that with you next post. Thanks so much for following my deck red0 and the great comments.