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May 23, 2010

Roof Deck Inspiration

Filed under: Design Ideas, M's post — Tags: , , , , , — 2sisters2cities @ 8:29 am

We are in process of having our roof deck re-stained for the summer and I finally ordered a set of teak furniture for the deck…something I have been wanting to do for a long time.  We had a plastic table and chairs for the past few years that served the purpose just fine.  After some crazy storm last year, a huge hole was blown out of the center of the table.  No idea how that happened, but it was definitely a sign to finally invest in my beloved teak table.

Husband M is having his 30th birthday this summer and I would really like to use the roof deck for a party.  I put together an inspiration board of the design/feel I am trying to achieve this year.  I’m hoping to get the deck pulled together soon and will post before and after shots.  Roof decks can pose some challenges with outdoor designs.  First off, everything needs to be pretty rugged as there is so much exposure to the elements.  I’m hoping that teak will last a lot longer than our plastic furniture.  Secondly, any small accessories need to be pretty portable  or be able to be tied down so you can either remove them or store them before a storm.  Third, forget the candles.  My candles usually stay lit for about 10 seconds before the wind blows them out.  I highly recommend getting a set of candelas.

Roof Deck InspirationFashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore

Roof Deck Inspiration by meaghbarry on Polyvore.com

Items in this set:
Teak Adirondack Chair – Bed Bath & Beyond, $90
Candela Rechargeable Lamps, $85
Galvanized Metal Serving Pieces | Pottery Barn, $29
Globe Paper Lanterns, Set of 10 | Pottery Barn, $25
Ultrasoft 16-inch Navy Blue Throw Pillows (Set of 2) | Overstock.com, $25

What are your outdoor design ideas?  Do you run into any challenges while attempting to decorate the great outdoors?

-m

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May 6, 2010

Sister K is found!

Filed under: K's post — 2sisters2cities @ 8:19 pm

Hey Everyone,  Sorry I have been MIA.  I was writing a fantastic article about my Easter Celebration and my computer crashed back around Easter time.   I have been without a computer since,  until this week after my lovely boyfriend put a new hard drive in it..yay!   I have been super busy lately with the new job and new apartment.

I moved into my new apartment last Friday and let me tell you what an adventure it was.   My roommate and I took off last Thursday to finish the packing.   We needed the whole day plus some of the night to pack everything up.  I thought twenty boxes would enough but not even close.  Luckily it was cardboard recycling night so we found some more boxes.   The next morning I took a cab to the U Haul rental place.   I hired help to go with the U Haul truck so I waited by the truck for them.  Needless to say the help didn’t show up to drive the truck so I had to drive it myself.   Let me tell  you driving a truck was like one of my biggest fears,  but I did it!  The helpers eventually showed up and helped out for four hours.   The whole move took about 10 hours,  and we are still no where close to be unpacked.    The whole move was exhausting and overwhelming.  I am still recovering, so if this post is all over the place… this is an example how inside of my head feels.   Stay tuned for more post!   We got a grill so stay tuned for what I am going to cook!

-K

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