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Monday, May 22, 2017

pool house progress, pillows and teak

hi sweet friends! i can't believe I've been away so long, but we've been busy trying to get a pool and pool house ready! and i can't believe it is already the middle (okay actually kinda middle-ish to end-ish;) of may! we have only three days of school left and only five days until memorial weekend starts...which means non-stop pool time! the pool house is still a work in progress, but i had to share the side that is totally finished, the front! well actually not totally finished...we still have to cut the faces off brick left over from the house to attach to the foundation. and build a brick step. and landscape to the right side. so i guess saying the front is finished may be used a little loosely;)...but it trimmed out and painted and caulked and has doors and door handles and cute lights and beautiful new chairs from joss and main and pretty pillows from dash and albert...so i had to share! i mean...all the heart eyes friends! we wish we had made it a tiny bit bigger (the bathroom is kinda tight) and i wish we had a tiny bit more concrete to walk around the chairs...but we were trying to stay within a budget. and i LOVE they way it turned out! my sweet hubby and i sketched out what i had in mind...i just knew it had to have a cute little two window dormer, to be white board and batten and have a galvanized metal roof. and then he came up with the amazing idea of adding to the breezeway that wraps around which upped the cute factor by like 5 times at least! and i will share more pics of all of that when it is finished and i don't have to crop it out ;) so basically we made up our own plan that ended up being 10' by 12', which is pretty small compared to lots of pool houses out there, but i think it is just the cutest. and while i am painting, i still look at it and out at the pool and can't believe it is actually ours! we have dreamed about it for so long and feel so very blessed that the dream is now real! and on to some of the pretty details that are just enough motivation to keep me caulking and painting! how gorgeous are the new teak chaise lounge chairs?! (and let's just pretend we don't see that ladder on the roof that I'm still using to paint and hated to have jeffrey take it down just for the picture;) they are joss and main, which you can visit by clicking HERE. joss and main has so many gorgeous outdoor furniture options, i knew i wanted the look of wood, and knew i wanted maintenance free. after much research, i knew we needed to go with teak. we have had some wood furniture in the past that wasn't teak, and it had to be oiled every year or it started to look bad. but after reading lots of comments and reviews on teak, you can never do anything and it just turns a gorgeous gray. which i am totally fine with. i think the gray weathered look will be beautiful. and i love love love the idea of not having to oil or wood condition every year. and how pretty is the shape of the chair?! it is the starboard chaise lounge which you can view by clicking HERE and joss and main had the best price! we may eventually do a cushion, but they are so pretty i hate to cover them up! and i kinda like the way the air circulates through the chair...so for now just really pretty throw pillows for your head are working perfectly! oh and LOVE that it has wheels! we had this on our list of things we wanted and can already tell that it is a must if you are going to be moving the chairs around at all...so much easier than trying to drag a chair around or having to get a friend to help you pick it up and move it...so yes to wheels on chaise lounge chairs! (insert thumbs up:) the throw pillows are indoor/outdoor pillows from dash and albert, you can go and check out all of their gorgeous fabric choices by clicking HERE i wanted a pillow that i didn't have to worry about the sun fading it or wet heads laying on it and causing mildew...but was having a hard time finding an outdoor pillow fabric that i loved...until these! they are part of the fresh american line and i went with the crystal denim/white and the lexington white/denim on the lounge chairs. and then mixed in couple more patterns on the sofa and chairs on the porch that i will share soon! i mean how gorgeous is that for an outdoor pillow?! and i love that they are so big! they are 22" square, which was larger than any other outdoor pillows i found while researching...and bigger is always better with a pillow right? so some really zoomed in shots to share progress, but there is still quite a bit to be done. but when i look at pics from a few months ago, it makes me feel really good about how far we have come...as my daddy says, 'how do you eat an elephant? one bite at a time.' so here is to a few more bites to go and to having a really big appetite over the next few weeks to get it done! and then i'll be back to share more progress! thank you sweet friends for being a part of our journey (insert heart here;) pool house color ---sherwin william alabaster teak chaise lounge chair ---starboard chaise lounge from JOSS AND MAIN beautiful indoor/outdoor pillows ----DASH AND ALBERT

6 comments:

  1. Just so lovely ~ as with everything you two do! Tremendous talent and style ! But what I love most is how hard you two work ~ it makes it all the more impressive! You're a wealth of information on ideas , where to shop , etc....
    hooray for swimming ! ❤️
    Trisha

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  2. Beautiful, I could live here it's just that beautiful
    Xx
    Dore

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  3. Hi, from where we're the outdoor light sconces purchased? They are just what I'm looking for.
    Congrats on all the progress... everything looks great!! Jodey

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  4. Love the Pool Shed... can I ask a ball park figure on the cost? My husband and I are looking at having a shed built and I know your talented husband did the work. Just wondering if you would share. Thank you... all my best. Roxanne

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  5. So much beautiful progress. You're almost there and soon you will be enjoying the fruits of your and your Jeffrey's labor. ❤️Kim Johnson

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  6. Could you possibly tell me the color that you used to paint the Pool House? White's are so difficult for me. I love yours, it's beautiful!!!

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