One Room Challenge Week 6: A Rental Friendly Outdoor Deck Renovation

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It’s week 6 of the One Room Challenge! I’m shocked we’re already at the reveal! This is the fun part guys! The rental friendly outdoor deck renovation came together so nicely (in my heavily biased opinion). It’s warm and inviting and finally maximizing every inch of the deck as best we can.

If you’ve been following along you know this has been a long process—or was that just me? Or if you’re just checking us out for the first time, get caught up on all the previous weeks. (Hint— we built a cornhole set, an outdoor chalkboard, and restyled the entire deck just to name a few.)

Week 1 | Before

Week 2 | Planning and Design

Week 3 | Finally Getting Somewhere

Week 4 | Cornhole DIY

Week 5 | DIY Outdoor Movie Theater

We have what I’m calling the day set up vs. the night set up. The afternoon sun can be brutal on the deck so for daytime entertaining, it’s all about shade, activities, and plenty of space for food and booze. In the evenings, it’s all about getting people set up to watch the outdoor movie theater. Take a look below and let me know what you think!

Day Set Up

and then we tried outdoor deck renovation

Turning the planting bench into an outdoor bar was maybe my best idea.

one room challenge planter bar


and then we tried outdoor deck renovation

With the bench flipped to the opposite wall we filled the blank empty space we had before.

and then we tried cornhole chalkboard

I love that we have the cornhole up here now. It’s a great distraction while waiting for the BBQ! Plus take a peak at that chalkboard. So fun to doodle on.

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With all the decor, the deck finally has color and personality.

Night Set Up

one room challenge night set up

Flipping the bench around lets everyone enjoy the outdoor movie theater.

one room challenge night set up

The bench adds some much needed additional seating for both the day and night set up.

one room challenge logoYou can follow along with all the participants with @OneRoomChallenge and #OneRoomChallenge and read all about it at Calling It Home.

See what our fellow guest participants are up to at the link up.

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Robin tries things in Pasadena, California.