Welcome to the 133rd Metamorphosis Monday!
How was your weekend? Did you spend any time outdoors grilling or just sitting on your porch, patio or deck? Would you spend more time outside if you didn’t have to cope with the bugs and that hot summer sun?
I’m so excited about the metamorphosis I’ll be sharing today. Recently, Terry who blogs at La Bella Vie, shared a few pics of her answer to enjoying more outdoor time, minus the hot sun and bugs. I loved her low-cost answer to beating the heat and mosquitoes and I’m so happy to share this wonderful space with you for this week’s Metamorphosis Monday.
Terry’s deck used to look like this. Typical deck, right?
Here’s a look with the doorway zipped up “bug-free” tight.
And for those pest-free spring and fall days, this screened room can be opened up by pulling each side back. The sections are held in place by toggles.
Pretty awesome, isn’t it? Amazingly, this screened canopy was only $99 at Bi-Mart, a warehouse discount store. So, for a reasonable expense, you get an instant screened-in porch.
The roof/top of this screened canopy keeps the direct rays of the sun off your deck and you, letting you enjoy those days outside without the worry of getting sunburned or overheated.
Terry has turned this space into a wonderful outdoor room, complete with a beautiful rug she found at Home Decorators on line.
Terry and her hubby built the Adirondack chairs several years ago. Wow, they look so professionally made! Initially, they painted them white but last year Terry repainted them this wonderful blue color chosen by Mr. La Bella Vie.
I love this cozy seating area…pass me the lemonade, please.
Terry make the pillows from old (1940′s) Sunbonnet Sue quilting blocks she found in Houston at the International Quilt show several years ago.
Terry changes the pillows in her outdoor room occasionally, giving it a more tropical feel.
I love the color of those chairs!
To give her outdoor space an even cooler more soothing feel, Terry added a bubbly fountain.
Here are just a few of the lovely details in this outdoor space. As you can see, Terry has tiny, winged visitors stopping by.
Here are a few more details that make this space feel like another room in Terry’s lovely home…a room with a view and soft breezes. Life is good.
Don’t let the buggies keep you inside all summer. You can find screened canopy rooms online at Amazon and in many discount stores like Target and Walmart.
Thanks, Terry for sharing your wonderful screened-in deck. You can visit Terry at La Bella Vie.
For additional renovations and additions, click on the “Renovations/Turtorials” header at the top of this blog.
Looking forward to your Before and After!
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