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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. 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

  2. It looks wonderful! I predict that you’ll spend many happy hours in your refreshed space very soon!

  3. Great progress, Debbie – it looks 100% better already!

  4. 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

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

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

  7. 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!

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

  9. 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!


  10. 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 : )

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

  14. 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

  15. 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!


  16. 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

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

  18. Looks so gorgeous!! Love the tree side tables and coastal touches!!

  19. You have put together such an incredible space! and with bargains too. I am so impressed. Gorgeous!!

  20. 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.

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

  22. 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! 🙂

  23. 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!

  24. My favorite is the tree stump tables…on WHEELS!!!!!!!!!!!! Fabulous! Love the road side rescue table too! Looks fabulous so far!!! XO, pinky

  25. Oh, how beautiful! I could spend many lazy afternoons there, very pretty!

  26. Looks great Debbie! What a fresh improvement! Love it as always….great job! Tabitha

  27. 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

  28. Wow this is looking fantastic! Love the table and the plants in the buckets. Can’t wait to see more!

  29. 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.

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

  31. 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!

  32. 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,

  33. I luv your roadside rescue — the space looks fantastic!

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

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