Monday, June 28, 2010

C U S T O M P I E C E S : shutters and picnic table

I just received a special delivery and wanted to share how amazing (I think) it turned out.  A while back I contacted my good friend Adam Kovacs (727.692.1298) because I was facing a few dilemmas.  The first is that I wanted a nice patio set to match the style of my interior decor; something different, but something affordable.  After several weekends on end of looking at wrought iron seating sets that looked either too dated, too small, too big, or just too expensive, I contacted Adam.  We worked together to design a table that fits perfectly on my little patio and provides a ton of additional seating for when we entertain (if I ever get my house in order).

 Adam sent over drawings and after several revisions we decided on this design.  I originally wanted a version of a picnic table, but in the end, I think I have a piece that might be as nice as my dining room table!  The 4 separate benches will allow me versatility. 

Don't mind my water hose just wound up on the ground--we haven't gotten around to buying a mount just yet.  The master plan for this space includes screening it in and putting down a nice paver with indoor/outdoor rugs and of course, accessorizing the top of the table!

Here's a close-up of the table base; I absolutely love how it turned out!

Adam's signature brand on the top corner of one of the slats

So, my next challenge was trying to find a unique shutter that would add interest to the front of my new house.   Some Florida houses (including mine) tend to display the garage as the main architectural feature and I only have ONE window on my front elevation, so there's not alot to work with!  I thought a rustic deep stained shutter would make my lonely window pop.

Here they are!

And again.  I love the way they look against the gray and with the glint of brown in my roof shingles.  I cannot wait to redo that planter bed with big plush plants--those little shrubs are so sad.  Poor things.

I asked Adam to fill in the screw holes with these little wooden buttons and I love how the detail looks!  It adds just a little sum' sum'

Thanks Adam; I can't wait for our other projects to come together!


1 comment:

  1. I LOVE both pieces! I especially like the stain color...very nice and compliments your exterior nicely. Great job!