Stark Rooftop DeckThis urban deck could really use some help. It's harsh and cold to start but a few simple projects will make it cool and inviting.
Coastal and CoolYou can almost smell the sea breeze from the new coastal–inspired deck. The look of urban drab is replaced by an airy seaside retreat. All-weather tab-top curtains hang as high as possible on galvanized pipe to hide a slider and emphasize the building's dramatic scale.
all-weather curtains (Royal Blue) - Acme Awning Company
Adirondack chairs - provided by homeowners
outdoor rugs (no longer available) - Ikea
Shutters/Window Box and Door CoversThis plain window needs some help. Lightweight plastic shutters and a wood planter box painted a coastal blue color give it character. A little waterproof oilcloth surrounded by painted molding covers unsightly exterior doors. Nail the trim in place, and then cut the excess oilcloth with a utility knife.
WelcomeSurround broken tile pieces mortared onto weatherproof backer board with grout to finish the job.
Starfish Doorknob HangingDress-up a plain exterior wall by attaching antique doorknobs to a salvaged door jamb, and then use twine to hang several rows of painted starfish from it.
Time for Summer FunA few inexpensive, all-weather wall clocks add a playful touch.
clocks (BRAVUR; large: 22-1/2" diameter) - Ikea
Box Table, Seascape CenterpieceFor a coastal feeling anywhere, top a wooden box with a painted table round and use one center screw to secure it. Make a quick centerpiece by placing a glass vase with a pillar candle inside into another vase and surround it with sand, shells and some water.
BrazierEven in summer, it gets cold on roof decks so a heat source is the perfect way to take the chill off. Fill a fired ceramic saucer with sand to absorb the heat, and then cut a barbecue grate to fit into any fired pot.