These "before" photos remind me just how bad the pieces looked.
Another "spruce-up" on the deck is the umbrella for my table. I have been on the prowl for an umbrella all summer. There are several out there that I like, but the price tags have stopped me in my tracks. I found this tan umbrella on clearance at "Big Lots" for just $30. It has a weather resistant metal pole and hand crank (two features I wanted).
The "tan" color wouldn't have been my first choice ( I was hoping to find a bright green or yellow/white stripes), but this works well with our new siding color (Sherwin Williams "Resort Tan") and my chair cushions. Here's to many meals and good times to come on our deck.
A special thanks to my Dad for all his hard work!