September 24, 2009

Ramada

We finished the deck and ramada...this is how it looked before:


And after...
I like the curve against the straight line of the house.  
Next summer, we'll put in a flagstone patio.


Spent some time looking for comfortable furniture....found an ad on Craigslist for vintage cast iron chairs. They were very comfortable and I knew the white iron would help tie in the white vinyl windows.

After I paid for the chairs, the gentleman I bought them from asked me, "Would you like to know a little history about them?" I said, sure. He told me he had purchased them from Red Button's estate. 
If true, I now own a little bit of Hollywood history. 

How's that for a Craigslist bargain?

11 comments:

Golden West said...

The rock (volcanic?) around the curved edge is really a nice touch!

Michelle | Cicada Studio said...

Looks amazing. All of it. Congratulations on a job well done.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh, how very cool...both the curve of the deck and the history on the chairs! I want my Nana's wrought iron patio set...I should let her know!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I love the old wrought iron with the back you finished. How absolutely cool they belonged to a Hollywood icon!

Kass said...

WHAT a difference..Glad you're back.

Michelle said...

I'm so glad you are back Charmaine. I always looked to your blog for a little escape from my crazy life and missed you so while you were gone. I hope things are better for you. The ramada and deck turned out beautiful, along with everything you've done to your home so far.

32˙North said...

AWESOME ramada! And what a fabulous find in those chairs. The thrill of the hunt never gets old!

Fog and Thistle said...

I saw your pictures on Facebook. It turned out beautiful. How great to have your vision turned into reality! Yay Mark for doing such a great job!

fly tie said...

(i've missed you!!) :-)

the construction work looks really nice. i'm also loving that curve.

LynnW said...

The curve of the deck is a nice touch against the right angles of the house. So simple yet so elegant.

I'm glad you're back blogging. Hope all is going well with you.

Sweet Olive Press | Helen said...

Oh, this looks fantastic! I'm a big fan of curves in architecture. Love the look.