A Dock Story

What was I thinking?

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We didn’t get finished, but we’re feeling much better about our neglected space.

Removed the splinter.

Wood screen doors replaced with vinyl.

Fallen tree stumps became side tables.

Removable, washable slip covers.

A roadside rescue table got a new home.

Cleaned the yard sale wicker.

Added stick blinds and Goodwill sheers.

Accessorized with old shells in an aluminum container,

galvanized metal, green plants,

and burlap.

We bought more lumber today,

I hope you’ll come back.

Sharing here:

Not Just a Housewife

Nesting Place~It doesn’t Have to be Perfect to be Beautiful

Thistlewood Farm “Imagine the Impossibilities”

Mod Vintage Life

Between Naps on The Porch

Tip Junkie

Refresh Your Room

the space betweenI was featured on The Space Between
the space between I was featured on Eclectically Vintage



  1. 1
    Gina says:

    You have made a ton of progress! I love what I’m seeing so far, I can’t wait to see it all.
    Gina recently posted..Win-Win

  2. 2

    I luv your roadside rescue — the space looks fantastic!

  3. 3

    Hi Debbie,
    This outdoor room/space is wonderful!!
    I love the side stump tables on wheels what a clever idea!!
    It is looking so good, I hope you have had some time to enjoy it…
    All the Best,
    Christine @ Stonehouse Living recently posted..Seeing red…

  4. 4

    Wow this is looking great. I love the side tables that is perfect for the outdoors. Ok I am ready to head down since the weather looks nice and enjoy your space!
    Jordan@the2seasons recently posted..A Love Affair

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    jenni says:

    I’m impressed with all the updating ya’ll have done! Very nice…I can’t wait to see the finished product! Love you!

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    Michelle says:

    Debbie, this is turning into a beautiful retreat! I love your side tables, they look perfect and the pillow is so pretty. I bet it is so peaceful and relaxing there by the water. I can’t wait to see what more you have planned.

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    vickie says:

    Wow this is looking fantastic! Love the table and the plants in the buckets. Can’t wait to see more!
    vickie recently posted..OUT AND ABOUT

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    Heidi says:

    What a lovely space. I want to sit out there with a nice glass of tea, read a good book and watch the day go by. I’m eager to see more.
    Visiting rom Mod Vintage Life
    Heidi recently posted..mid-century modern meets homemade chalk paint and louisa the dresser is born

  9. 9

    Looks great Debbie! What a fresh improvement! Love it as always….great job! Tabitha
    Tabitha@ Simplyhomecents recently posted..French Vanilla pudding cake

  10. 10
    Olivia says:

    Oh, how beautiful! I could spend many lazy afternoons there, very pretty!
    Olivia recently posted..How to Stripe A Wall!

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    Pinky says:

    My favorite is the tree stump tables…on WHEELS!!!!!!!!!!!! Fabulous! Love the road side rescue table too! Looks fabulous so far!!! XO, pinky
    Pinky recently posted..~~~The Move is Complete!!!~~~

  12. 12

    Wow – that tree stump table – I want one!! Looks like you put some great finds together to make one cozy little dockside retreat. So glad you are sharing this at our challenge tomorrow!

  13. 13
    Vanessa says:

    It looks amazing Debbie!! I wish I could come sit out there with you and enjoy that sunshine! :-) Love all of your details and that pop of turquoise is just perfect. Great job! :-)
    Vanessa recently posted..At The Movies Birthday Party!

  14. 14
    Donna says:

    I love what you have done…can’t wait to come for a visit and enjoy sitting on the dock with you

  15. 15
    Deborah says:

    What a wonderful space to have! I love this idea. We used to live on a lake when I was a girl. I really miss it.

  16. 16
    Kristine says:

    You have put together such an incredible space! and with bargains too. I am so impressed. Gorgeous!!
    Kristine recently posted..The Blog O’ The Week #7

  17. 17

    Looks so gorgeous!! Love the tree side tables and coastal touches!!
    Maya @ Completely Coastal recently posted..Cozy Beach Cottage Bedrooms

  18. 18
    Debbie says:

    I just love it! I will be back to see some more. (Glad you got the splinter before it got somebody!) :D

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    fiona says:

    What a fantastic space. You’ve made it really welcoming and I love love love those tree stump tables – I’m going to have to pin this !
    Thanks for sharing – Fiona

  20. 20

    Just loving what you’ve done! I adore that space you have there on the water.

    Thank you so much for taking on our “Impossibilities” challenge!

    Linda @ it all started with paint recently posted..imagine the impossibilities 2012 link party…

  21. 21
    Sue says:

    Casters on those tree stump tables was pure genius. I know how heavy those suckers can be! Your re-styled area looks wonderful. Everything you salvaged and saved certainly was good on the budget, too. It all looks wonderful! I have a deck that need MAJOR splinters removed. Can you say 4-5 inch peeled back ones?! LOL

  22. 22

    Now you already know that I am presidentof your fan club….but seriously…..you have outdone yourself! I love the colors and the fresh look! Can’t wait to see more! You truly have accomplished your “impossible.”
    Thanks for participating in our party!
    thistlewoodfarm recently posted..A Journey of 1000 Steps

  23. 23
    Dormouse says:

    I love that “roadside rescue” table…why do I never see things like that! Seriously, though, your dock area looks like it will become a much loved place to sit and while away summer evenings. I think you will need to treat yourself to a bottle of something chilled and bubbly when it’s finished. It looks great now, so it will be fab when you’re done!

  24. 24

    I am in LOVE with this space. I absolutely love that you put the stump side tables on wheels! Was that table really found curbside? Amazing. What great progress, I can’t wait to see more!!

    Thanks so much for joining the challenge!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog recently posted..Imagine the Impossibilities Link Party #1!

  25. 25
    andrea says:

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO i think “refreshed” is an understatement!!!! what a fabulous and GORGEOUS creations!!!!! absolutely outstanding!!!! so glad you accomplished your impossible and so glad you linked up to our party! sending you tons of hugs…a new follower : )

  26. 26
    Misty says:

    Congrats! It looks fabulous! I’m so proud of YOU! Keep it up! <3 from your newest follower and fellow {new} blogger :) Please check out my impossibility and follow back!


  27. 27
    Barb says:

    Wow, it’s looking fabulous! Can’t wait to see the final reveal.

  28. 28
    Sherry says:

    I love your space. You got a lot done! I really like the way you went with color and accessories. Who cares of you didn’t finish…it’s all in the details!
    Sherry recently posted..Laundry Room Reveal

  29. 29

    it’s looking lovely…you are doing a great job! thanks for joining the challenge and party!

  30. 30
    Ruthie says:

    I’d want to spend all day there … looks great!

  31. 31
    Lori says:

    It is hard to tell you how beautiful this is cause’ I’m drooling…WOW!…….I wanna dock, I wanna dock!!!! Okay I threw my little tantrum, so all is good…..You have created a lovely space, and I am now following you…and pinning you….and, well you get the idea. Lori

  32. 32
    Susan says:

    Great progress, Debbie – it looks 100% better already!
    Susan recently posted..Opinions please – “Read More” or “scroll through a post”

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    Paula says:

    It looks wonderful! I predict that you’ll spend many happy hours in your refreshed space very soon!
    Paula recently posted..Fabric Covered Cardboard Heart for Valentine’s Day

  34. 34
    Helen says:

    Debbie, I’m so thrilled to see it being restored to beauty and more fun outdoors. We love our screened porch and try to spend a lot of time there. So glad you’ll have it for the spring …it appears! Thanks for the update. Helen
    Helen recently posted..Gorgeous Two Way Fireplace And Mantel

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