Courtyard Deck - Before + After

19 January 2015

Our new home has a cute little courtyard out the back of it. Which is a perfect spot for entertaining, especially as the back doors to the house open all the way up allowing for open living. Originally the courtyard was covered in cream pavers, but they were getting a bit gross by now, with moss and mould growing in between them.

Josh's parents and the previous tenants, (his sister & her partner) had been planning to put a deck out the back for quite a while but it has only just been installed recently.

It only took 2 days to get completed by someone that we hired. The tradesman had done the neighbours outdoor deck as well at an earlier date, so we already had some idea on what it would look like, and know that he did a good job!

The decking was done with all natural timber, and it looked quite white and bright and opened up the space a lot. The final step was getting the natural timber oil and coating the deck. (twice) The colour they went with was a natural stain, so as you can see below the timber just looks wet I suppose.

Can you spot my lovely dining chairs?
I'm super happy with the way the deck turned out! The colour is quite nice and it makes the space a lot more usable. Eventually we will be decorating the courtyard a tad with some outdoor furniture and plants. We are holding off on live plants until we return for our vacation for now!

Thanks for visiting! xx


  1. I absolutely love that deck! Looks amazing! I have serious house envy already!

    Lucy x

  2. I love it so much!
    xoxo, Márcia*

  3. What a stunning transformation. Looks like the perfect place to spend some time lying in the sun now!

    Rae | love from berlin

  4. Soooooo your house looks amazing! Kudos to you for totally DIY-ing the heck outta your deck (hey...) and your chairs also look amazing. Kind of jealous x

  5. Your decking is gorgeous. You are going to have some many amazing parties and BBQs out there.

    Jennifer Jayne xx

  6. It looks great! You've done a really good job! :)

  7. Great transformation! Looks like a nice place to hang out in the sun and organise parties :)

  8. ah love it, love the colour too x

  9. Your new deck looks amazing. It's so open, filled with light, & inviting. The perfect BBQ spot.

    :] // ▲ ▲

  10. woow love it, i love the wall, so perfect for photos *-*

    XO ♥

  11. It looks great! The tones of the wood make it seem like a really cozy and inviting space. It was a great decision for you to redo it - it's such a beautiful space for outdoor entertaining!

    xx Kathryn

  12. That looks great, and really opens up the space!
    It's definitely a great spot for entertaining.

  13. This deck looks amazing!
    I'm so definitely getting one when I rack up the funds to move out!

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  15. Such a lovely space. How exciting. That will be perfect for BBQs and parties, or just kicking back in the afternoon with a book.

  16. Great job! Love transformations like this. Hope you have good weather to be able to enjoy the space.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  17. Daaang, now that's a nice deck. It was nice before, but you've somehow made it even better! Where do you live in the world that it can look so lovely outside?? I'm so envious right now.

    ElizaDeath Taylor | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  18. So jealous of your house, looks pretty amazing :) And those dining room chairs, girl - I'm obsessed with those kind of chairs!


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