As the rains comes in and out, I am itching to get out and enjoy our new pergola. We have a little more wood working to do (Erik's dept.) but we also have some decorating to do (my dept.). We want a space where we can sit, relax, eat, and hang out with visitors- away from the mosquitos that swamp our shady front porch. This is the plan:
My white outdoor fabric that I scored a great deal on from here, for curtains, is set to arrive any day now. I'm going to use grommets to hang the curtains from a galvanized steel rod- when doing anything outdoors make sure that you use galvanized steel as it will not rust! These will give us even more privacy from our many neighboring back porches. For mood lighting I purchased a string of 5 Red paper lanterns from Target to create a nice glow. As for seating, Erik is going to build a couple benches that can be used for behinds and drinks. They will have removable cushions made from the beautiful Waverly Sun and Shade fabric in Citrine and some accent pillows made from the scraps from the curtains.
I can't wait for it to all be done! June has been and will continue to be Home Project month at the Grubbs' house, so I have even more reno and revamps to go!