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Sunday, September 07, 2014

made in the shade

we do a lot of time poolside. more than ever now with our investment in a new shade.

new shade

we purchased it back in may - but alas, i was being cheap frugal and didn't invest in the stand that was recommended. i thought we could make do with what we already had, but our ikea stand couldn't handle the cantilever + weight of the new "umbrella". of course d came up with a brilliant and beautiful solution after i showed him this inspiration.

new shade

he prepared a bendy board mold and used the old stand as a base, retrofitting the tube to stand higher. after the cement cured, he created a slat top out of redwood scrap.

new shade

now to build up the pool & area redo fund ;) in the meantime, this is the perfect spot for a morning cup of coffee. and just enough shade for the afternoon lifeguard.

new shade




3 comments:

rebecca said...

gotta love a capable creative husband!

rebecca said...

oh, and the stand is awesome!

Tracy Bartley said...

thanks reb. and yes! absolutely ;) xo