Decking Out The Yard Chez Newb

Hey there! I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend. Sue is getting the kids back at school today and my little guy is starting pre-school tomorrow. Yikes — the summer months flew by. At least we have this fabulous summer weather to keep us in a relaxed state of mind. (Right? :-) )

To keep me in a summery mood well past Labour Day weekend, I’m so happy to have a newly refreshed deck & outdoor furniture to enjoy meals, drinks and some late-summer relaxation. Nick and I got to work last month staining our deck after waiting far too many years to do so. I’m going to show you the *after* photos today and tomorrow I’ll get into some tips and tricks I learned along the way. But for now, Cheers! to you for making it back to your regularly scheduled program after Labour Day — life.

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8 Comments on Decking Out The Yard Chez Newb

  1. Annette Robert
    September 2, 2014 at 7:11 am (3 years ago)

    Hi Mere, the deck looks great and I love your choice of black as the color for your furniture and umbrella! I have a question unrelated to decor … the tarts. Are they a recipe from the Maritimes by chance? They look like Pork Pies, a family recipe we have had for years with date filling with maple icing.

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    • Meredith Newberry
      September 2, 2014 at 8:43 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks so much Annette!! How sweet. Sadly those are NOT pork pies, they’re plain old cinnamon rolls (that’s my sweet tooth talking:-)). But your tarts sound amazing and I never would have thought of that combo in a tart — amazing. And yes I’ll be googling up that recipe! :-) Mere

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    • Meredith Newberry
      September 2, 2014 at 8:44 pm (3 years ago)

      Excellent!!! It’s supposed to be beautiful tomorrow ;-)

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    • Meredith Newberry
      September 2, 2014 at 8:45 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Tash! I went more modern than usual — and I love it. Modern like the Dreamhouse!

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  2. Lisa Goulet
    September 2, 2014 at 5:24 pm (3 years ago)

    Looks great Meredith! The greenery just pops against the new stain!

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    • Meredith Newberry
      September 2, 2014 at 8:45 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Lisa! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that there’s lots more greenery in the future; you know, for the stain’s sake ;-)

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