September 17, 2013

The Double Lounger Reveal

Let me introduce you to my skyline paradise.

And by skyline of course I mean the gorgeous, old trees that surround our home.  This little third floor getaway is quickly becoming one of my favorite spots.

I found the garden stool on sale at HomeGoods, and it's the perfect little spot to set a cocktail and a snack.  Who am I kidding, it was a Sunday afternoon and I was home with the kiddos.  It was a lemonade and some cheddar bunnies.  Keepin' it real.


The problem with using cheddar bunnies as props- snack bandits!

Those cheeks.  Those toes.

 This shot actually gives you a little glimpse of our new view lately. See the construction in the back?

 Way, waaaaay back to some of my first posts, we wrote how Ryder was passing the time watching the big trucks demolish the home next door while the Hubs and I pulled up the old tile floors.  (Back before I realized the importance of a good camera and blog photos apparently.)

Oh my gosh look at how little he was!

Wearing his big boots to protect his feet from the floor demo! (Tear)

Two years later they have finally started construction on a new home.  The boys love to pass the time now watching the construction in action (my boys!) and talking about what our new neighbors will be like.  I have to admit I also love my eagle-eye perch in the sky to watch the progress. I can't help it, I just can't shut it off.

Buzz kill-  this photo just reminds me how much work we still have to do up here.  The deck has never been treated or stained, and that's going to be a big project for us to tackle in 2014. 

But anytime I get bummin' about how much work we still have to do, I have to remind myself how far we've come.  Just a couple of weeks ago, this was the only piece of furniture we had on this deck.

What a sad, sad little chair.
And now we have this awesome little set up.

I've already spent some great quality time up here, blogging during nap time and hanging with the boys.  The Hubs and I laid out here under the stars the other night before bed and I wish I could have captured for you how beautiful the sky was.  The cool fall air had us cuddled together under a blanket, but the stars literally looked like they were going to fall on top of us.  It was breath taking.  And worth every single second of varnish application.

What do you think? All in this project came in just under $130, which is more than a $1300 savings from this similar Pottery Barn version.  I still have a cover to sew for it to keep it protected over the winter, but all I want to think about right now is cool autumn nights. 

Just joining us and want to see how it was built?  Here's the 3 step process:


  1. Ooh wouldn't it be cozy to put a little firepit or something up there?! Love it. This makes me want to put a little balcony out of our master dream...

    1. Ooh- maybe like this one with a deck-protect pad under it. I simultaneously love and hate you for getting me obsessed with this idea! Must. Have. Fire Pit.

  2. Love it! What a sweet spot for you to get away.