May 2, 2016

Our Cabana and Some Inspiration Pics

We haven't opened up our cabana for a few years. You can see it in this picture from last summer with the boards still attached to the walls ~ closed for winter. We store all our patio furniture in it during the snowy months.

Inside, on the left, is a kitchenette with a sink, cabinets and a refrigerator and an open, high ceilinged room. On the right side, where you see the second door, is a bathroom and the pool equipment.

But the weather guys are predicting a hot summer this year, so we're thinking it's time to open it and give it a good sprucing up for the grandbabies. Our sweet little granddaughter will be four in June. I think she would love a space like this!

When we remove the plywood, the side closest to the pool has screen all the way to the floor, so you can sit in the shade and watch the kiddos swimming. The other side has a 1/3 lower wall. I'm planning on putting some lattice on that side, to give us privacy from our neighbors.

I've been saving pictures on Pinterest for a couple of years now.
With the plywood removed, our room looks a lot like this. It's a great place to get out of the sun, rest and have lunch.  My daughter and I are planning on stocking the fridge with popsicles, ice cream and sandwich supplies.
I'm on the hunt for a daybed and have found several on Craig's List. I'm hoping to get one this week.

I have a perfect little table and chairs for eating lunch on and we have electricity, so wouldn't a blingy chandelier be wonderful?!

Or something like this?
This just satisfies the girly-girl in me! And I have a lot of bird cages.
We even have the high ceilings and maybe enough room to do this!
I have a hutch I'm not using that looks a lot like this ~ perfect to fill with plants and bird cages.

Right now, the cabana is filled with lots of pots and some of the furniture pieces I want to use.
But I'm gathering my favorite pictures and all my stuff and getting ready.
It will be a week or so before we can start. We're still not having consistently warm weather here. But a quick coat of paint and some rearranging and we should be ready!
The good news is 'The Boss' is on board - ha! literally - and said he's willing to open it up this year. (that means removing the boards, which I can't do on my own!)

Our youngest grandbaby will be a year old this summer so everyone is old enough to enjoy the pool. It looks like it's going to be a great summer!

love and blessings~
"Behold, I will set your stones in turquoise, and your foundations I will lay in sapphires. I will make your summits of rubies and your gates of crystal, and your entire wall of precious stones."
Isaiah 54:11,12



19 comments:

  1. OOhhh.. how exciting! I know it will be luvly. Looking forward to the grand opening! :)

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    1. Thanks, Gee! I haven't heard from you in a while ~ hope you're doing well!

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  2. I love all your ideas! What a fun place for your family to share! Can't wait to see all your ideas come to life.;-)

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! We've enjoyed it when we've opened it before. I think it will be even more fun with the grand kids!

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  3. It sounds dreamy! Looking forward to seeing your plans turn into reality.

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  4. Lynda, what a wonderful space! A Daybed in that space would be wonderful, too!

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    1. Thank you, Deanna! A good place for a nap!

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  5. I can hardly wait to see the finished room. All of your inspirational pictures look wonderful and it would be hard for me to select one. Everything you want to do sounds terrific. Hope your weather turns warm really soon.

    Have a sunny week.
    Mary

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    1. Thank you, Mary! Our summer's are short here. I'm going to have to hurry when it warms up so we have time to enjoy it! Thanks so much for visiting and commenting!

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  6. Ohhhh, I can't wait to see pics of this work in progress! I love your vision(s) of what you would like in that space! Your home has such a comfortable, cozy feel throughout, and now you are carrying it outside too! Have fun!!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie! I probably need to freshen up the paint and once we get past the 'work', the rest will be fun!

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  7. Can't wait to see it! I know you and those precious babies will enjoy making memories, out there!

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    1. Thanks, Deb! They're really into having their own little spaces and clubhouses right now. Hopefully, they'll think this is fun!

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  8. What fun you will have making this the perfect place for your family. Each inspiration photo is more lovely than the last!

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    1. Thank you, Lidy! I think I'll probably enjoy it more than anyone else. My own little get-away!

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  9. Oh I cant wait to see it finished! I know it will be great. Love all the inspiration pics.
    Blessings, Candy

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  10. I adore your home and all the pictures you have collected! Just found you on Hometalk. I'm looking forward to your fresh look and uniqueness.

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    1. Thanks so much! We haven't made any progress on our cabana. Getting ready for a photo shoot with Romantic Homes tomorrow! Thanks for following!

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