The Pool Deck


Instead of a major and expensive renovation around our 1980’s pebble crete pool this year, we decided to recently give the the very old surrounding deck a mini-facelift, getting it ready for Summer and most importantly, providing the kids some shade from our scorching Australian sun.

The pool is positioned in a really sunny area of our backyard, so blocking out that sun was definitely the number one priority. When the new cantilever umbrella  I chose arrived from my local Bunnings and I carried it down to the pool,  I was worried it looked too large for the compact space. However, the size has ended up being an absolute blessing – it’s basically created a covered room poolside, not only providing comfortable shade, but also looking the part with it’s contemporary square design and charcoal colour. We’ve also added some lovely but budget friendly outdoor furniture, the natural oil timber sun lounges and coffee table look great against the painted timber deck. The sun lounges got that true ‘holiday-by-the-pool’ vibe with the cute outdoor striped cushions, also from Bunnings. As you may have noticed, greenery really pops against charcoal grey/black (which is why you see so many boundary fences painted dark). We got rid of the mission brown colour the deck was originally painted in a while ago and freshened it up with Taubmans ‘Casino’, which is the same colour as our house.

As you can probably tell, Sunday is very happy with the new set up, and I’m extra happy that we are now comfortable pool side and the kids are protected  under the huge umbrella!

Briar x

PS. If you’re interested, below is the ‘Before’ shot – as you can see it’s looking a lot more inviting for Summer now!


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