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Day one- This is what I find after being asked to warm this place up and give it some personality.  Specifically wanted curtains in the arches to block some unsightly power lines.  The arches measured 14 ft high and 12 ft wide.

Day one- This is what I find after being asked to warm this place up and give it some personality. Specifically wanted curtains in the arches to block some unsightly power lines. The arches measured 14 ft high and 12 ft wide.

Day two.  After a trip to buy tarps and hand stitching the edges and making a valance, one is hung on a bamboo pole on the inside of the arch. By the time I was done I had saddle stitched 56 ft of tarp.  My fingers were sore.

Day two. After a trip to buy tarps and hand stitching the edges and making a valance, one is hung on a bamboo pole on the inside of the arch. By the time I was done I had saddle stitched 56 ft of tarp. My fingers were sore.

Day 4- Curtains done and secured back.  Under the covered area is an iron dining table and chairs, to the left outside the picture is a serving window from the kitchen that has never been used.  More on that later.

Day 4- Curtains done and secured back. Under the covered area is an iron dining table and chairs, to the left outside the picture is a serving window from the kitchen that has never been used. More on that later.

Second curtain done and hung.  Got the hold backs in place and used hemp rope to make tie backs....fringed the ends to make rustic tassels.  Note the beautiful Mexican pot in the lower left corner.  She has two on the front porch and two out back that need to be planted.  She also has 4 wall hung pots to match that will go on the wall behind the spa end of the pool.

Second curtain done and hung. Got the hold backs in place and used hemp rope to make tie backs....fringed the ends to make rustic tassels. Note the beautiful Mexican pot in the lower left corner. She has two on the front porch and two out back that need to be planted. She also has 4 wall hung pots to match that will go on the wall behind the spa end of the pool.

A shot of both new seating areas.

A shot of both new seating areas.

A close up of that area in the previous pic.

A close up of that area in the previous pic.

This is the spa end of the pool as it looked before.  You will see the finished view soon as well as the cushions we choose and the rug and accessories  we added.

This is the spa end of the pool as it looked before. You will see the finished view soon as well as the cushions we choose and the rug and accessories we added.

Here is the almost completed project.  Some of the wicker in an area that had been unused and unloved along with a rug.

Here is the almost completed project. Some of the wicker in an area that had been unused and unloved along with a rug.

The upgraded seating area by the pool. This shot doesn't have the second rug in place but it is just like the one in the other pictures.  Have finished a large Spanish hutch and it will be in place in the next few days and will get pics then.

The upgraded seating area by the pool. This shot doesn't have the second rug in place but it is just like the one in the other pictures. Have finished a large Spanish hutch and it will be in place in the next few days and will get pics then.

Day- I've lost track---With everything sort of rustic and hard I wanted something a little softer and airier.  We scoured thrift shops and ended up getting 6 beautiful pieces of wicker furniture for under $100.00 and then I repaired the bad spots where the wicker had broken and used 47 cans of white spray paint to freshen everything up.

Day- I've lost track---With everything sort of rustic and hard I wanted something a little softer and airier. We scoured thrift shops and ended up getting 6 beautiful pieces of wicker furniture for under $100.00 and then I repaired the bad spots where the wicker had broken and used 47 cans of white spray paint to freshen everything up.

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