Please follow me into the backyard...
First stop is inside the "cabana" for a look at the dining area.
I change it often, but right now the table is set in red to coordinate with the cushions on the chairs out on the patio area.
It is fun to have another space to add décor to! You will also notice I like to move the furniture around a lot too!
Originally, the decking was only under the cabana-dining-area but 2 years ago, Mr. Delight extended it.
Here's how it looked before.
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Nice but small...
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We are glad we expanded the area.
Last summer, I found these chairs at Home Hardware. I liked that the footstools fit inside when not in use. Less of a tripping hazard!
(You can see I was still deciding whether to keep them in this pic by the tag on the side of the table and the wrapping around the legs)
The other seating I have are two of these great Adirondack chairs that my dad made for me. I found these brown cushions at Walmart last year. (Eventually, I'd like to paint the chairs a beige or tan colour as I find the white quite stark.)
Off to the side of the cabana/patio area, are two zero-gravity chairs which are perfect for relaxing. I love how easy they are to press backward and lounge in and they have a built-in adjustable pillow.
Another great addition to our backyard retreat has been this firebowl.
At night, it provides great ambiance and warmth.
Mr. Delight built a wooden cover for it to keep out the rain and also converts it into a table.
Here's how he hid the "mechanics" of it.
When the firebowl is in use, the wood topper is moved to the side table which is covering the propane tank.
We also like to have some "real" fires and for that, we have a chiminea. It opens on two sides, perfect for roasting wieners and marshmallows! This area is off to the side of the cabana area.
Back to the cabana deck area...
I'm still debating on getting some kind of outdoor rug here. We are not going to stain the wood as that gets to be high-maintenance, something we are trying to get away from. However, we get a lot of rain and I'm just not sure a rug is a good idea.
Here's a look at the space at night...
The white mini-lights and chandelier add a lot of ambiance to the space.
With our varying work schedules, it is wonderful that Mr. Delight and I can retreat to our backyard for a mini-vacation on a moment's notice.
Even a simple breakie of fruit & yogurt tastes better out here on summer mornings.
Click HERE to see another post about our cabana set for Canada Day.
Thanks for visiting!
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