When we first moved into our home, there was this gigantic deck on the back of the house. This end of it was not used for social means...only the space where we would store the BBQ's out of the wind. And, another entrance to the poolroom from the outside. The following year we decided to screen it in, thus making ourselves a bug-free zone, because there's nothing I hate more than getting eaten alive while sitting out on the deck. The funny part was when we screened the room in, it seemed to open it up because we exchanged the lattice around this section for screens.
This photo is from last year when there wasn't much in the room, but you can feel the difference already. We had Quinn Construction install the room and they used the existing beams from the pergola and just added to them. We found this old screen door in the shed when we moved in and painted it to match the house and put a screen in it as well. Quinn's boys also went under the deck and fastened screening under the floor, so we haven't had to cover the floor in there at all. It's a lovely little haven to sit in and enjoy the outside without the bugs! And, best of all, we can sit out there when it's raining by accessing the doors from the pool room! Dan likes doing that during thunderstorms...but we all know where I'll be during those storms! NOT in the screened-in room!
INTERIOR VIEW 1
This is such a lovely place to relax. The old red harvest table is 8' long and very narrow. We're going to add drop leaves on the sides because there just happen to be spots under the table top on the sides to slide a piece of wood through to hold up the drop leaves. I've left it unfinished, or shabby-chic red because I love red and the look of it being well used. We got the table at Mohawk Gardens on Highway 6, south of Caledonia, but it was a vendor from Jarvis, Ontario, Nice Old Stuff, that had it in there. The chairs we picked up here and there along the way and I liked the old-school look of them. Seems to me my childhood table & chairs looked like these chairs. The table in the corner was an old dough table that apparently was used on Cranston Farm in Stoney Creek. We painted it red. Red, red, red! Happy Cheerful Red!
INTERIOR VIEW 2
I do still want to paint the green loveseat my Mom gave me last year and since we started furnishing the room, we've picked up a couple of white wicker chairs that are heavenly to lounge in. They were purchased at Waterford Antiques in Waterford and the coffee table was from a friend at a garage sale. So pretty! I love to sit out and read in the morning with my coffee and watch the hummingbirds and finches play!