Back Out on the Upper Deck

The roof of the conservatory is actually a porch outside our master bedroom.

The rug when it was new.

Two years ago the readers of this blog helped me choose an outdoor rug for the area.

The corner is really dirty.

The rug has been out on the deck for 2 years during all the seasons.

Dark corner of the master deck.

The corner nearest the corner of the house that gets the least sun was the dirtiest area.

I folded the rug to shift its position.

I turned the rug around 180 degrees so the dark side will get some sun.

Much, but not all, of the dirt was removed.

I tried using a vacuum cleaner and a rug shampooer but with little success.

I store the cushions in the new master closet but I’ll bring them out soon.

And I set up the furniture so we can spend some warm summer nights on the deck.

What’s necessary in your outdoor space?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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