ABOVE GROUND POOL DECK MAKEOVER
*Thanks to Thompson’s WaterSeal for partnering with me on this above ground pool deck makeover*
So I had a mission: create a space that was easy to maintain, family friendly, yet could withstand all the rain & sun & pool water we could throw at it. Because what’s the point of an above ground pool deck if you can’t get it wet?
This is where we started. I’d love to be able to tell you exactly how we built what, however my job was to cut the wood and screw it down where I was told. My husband did the hard parts… like figuring it all out. At the end of weeks of building, I had a big, blank slate to work with. So this is where we begin.
My husband and I invested so much time, money and effort into building our dream deck, so we want to make sure it lasts as long as possible by waterproofing and protecting the wood from sunlight and mildew. Thompson's Water Seal WaterProofer plus Tinted Wood Stain available in clear, tinted, semi-transparent, and solid opacity in four colors: Natural Cedar, Desert Brown, Nutmeg Brown and Rustic Red (all available at Walmart).
We chose the Tinted opacity in Desert Brown color because it was just enough color to look natural, yet even out all of the inconsistencies of the wood.
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Once we were all finished with staining, then it was time to do the decorating!
Usually I stick to a pallet of blue, gray, black & white. However the pool we wanted came with a tan top plate. So I embraced it and added in some tans. It worked perfectly with the floors!
I created a little seating area with a pergola so we could get a little shade from the hot summer sun. This is the perfect way to bring the indoors out, which is a super popular trend in home décor this year. We love the feeling of having a living room outside!
Adding in a few plants and accessories made it cozy like our own little hidden oasis.
And using Thompson's Water Seal Fabric Seal Waterproofing Spray will help to protect the upholstery on our outdoor sofa and umbrella against water damage and color fading to make them last longer, too.
We now have a slice of paradise in our own backyard!
- Thompson's Water Seal Water Proofer plus tinted wood stain (Walmart)
- Thompson's Water Seal Fabric Seal Waterproofing Spray (Walmart)
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