In a previous post, I mentioned we were debating between getting a pergola or canopy for our outdoor deck. Ultimately, we opted for the pergola and I think it suits our shading needs and matches our outdoor decor quite well.

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1)  Stepping out of the sliding doors off our dining room, you will see this view.


2) Here’s an alternate view from the other side.


It’s been a month since we purchased this Garden Treasures pergola from Lowes. We’ve had some intense winds and downpours during this time and it appears the structure is pretty sound. Having the legs bolted onto our deck was definitely a requirement.

In the past few weeks, we’ve been taking advantage of the warmer weather and dining outdoors. Whether it is doing some BBQ, taking out sushi, or munching on an open-faced sandwich, meals are so much more enjoyable when consumed outdoors!


Summer is weeks away and the intensity of the sun will only increase. I have high hopes for our new pergola. I must say that having a fixed structure over our dining table is a big improvement over having to open a patio umbrella each time we would dine outside. I predict that our family will be dining outdoors twice as much as we did in previous summers. No complaints from this girl. 🙂

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Update on post as of 6/12/15

We’ve had our pergola since last summer and it has held up nicely. We stored the shade away at the end of summer last year to prevent it from getting damaged over the winter months.

I’m happy to report that our pergola from Garden Treasures (Lowe’s) has held up wonderfully through snow and high winds from the past winter! This was a great purchase. 🙂

Decor Updates

During spring 2017, we revamped our deck. Here’s how it looks today:

Tropical Patio - Beauteeful Living

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Outdoor Patio Tour - Beauteeful Living