I finished painting and staining the deck on the last day of August. All I needed to do was unpack the new wrought iron furniture
and hang the sherpherd hook and lantern brackets.
I decided to spray paint the brackets the same accent color I am painting the screen and storm windows. They were finely ready to hang last Friday. The finishing touch came in the mail yesterday. The previous owner left lanterns with candles in them but I found solar Arts & Crafts lanterns to replace them and they look perfect.
The umbrella fabric needs to be replaced and that is my current upholstery project. Here is a picture of the new cover. I was checking the fit before I start covering the seams and umbrella edge with dark green binding. The umbrella should have the new cover on by mid-October.
To celebrate the finished deck I pulled this out of my pantry.