Gazebo Inspiration

Backyard with deck

Do you have an outdoor area you could turn into a “room” that would act as a sort of getaway right in your own yard? We inherited a structure in the corner of our huge, rotting deck when we moved to this house that I’ve dreamed of turning into a place in it’s own right.

OK, the deck wasn’t rotting when we bought the house – but it was old and close to rotting. And then, since we didn’t like it we, well…ignored it. And wood does rot over time – especially in Oregon. And especially when ignored. Duh.

Anyway, when we tore out the deck, we replaced it with a variety of outdoor “rooms” – an eating patio, an herb garden, a house entry, and a gazebo we created from the inherited structure.

Finishing the gazebo has been a long process and has prevented me from showing the final backyard reveal. However, I think we’ll be ready to do the reveal by next week and in the meantime, I wanted to share some ideas and inspiration I’ve been using as we finish this space (of course, I’ve been pinning them to my Garden board at Pinterest as well).

square-gazebo

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At first I wasn’t sure I could call the square structure a gazebo, but I did find lots of examples of square gazebos like this one. I also like that it’s brown instead of white, because I had pretty much decided to get rid of the white wood on our structure (white in Oregon = green moss and black mold).

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We have an issue with the sun in our eyes as it sets in the west around dinner time, so I want to add curtains to one side. White seems simple enough – plus I already have white fabric I can use. I really like how curtains instantly make the space room-like.

curtains-chandy-gazebo

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I pinned this image mainly for the chandelier – since our gazebo is really high, I think a chandelier would help link the ceiling to the sitting area.

Plus, they’re just cool. Doesn’t it really make this portable gazebo special?

goodwill-gazebo-night

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I’ve been dreaming of seeing our space lit up at night, like this fun gazebo space (this was all done with Goodwill finds, too!). I don’t want to see a lot of cords, though, so I’m hoping to find some solar lights that aren’t too expensive.

 

 

I love this chandelier idea – it looks like it was made from found objects. It inspired me to look around our house and find something I could make into a candle chandelier.

So far I’ve found a rusty old canning rack, a dozen vintage jelly jars, and some rusty wire and chain. Hmm…?

Stay tuned, ’cause you know I’ll share!

Comments

  1. So much wonderful gazebo inspiration in your photos, Jami. I really love the red one–how cool is that??

  2. Kit at Amish Country Gazebos says:

    Thanks so much for including the square gazebo in your post! Those are some of our favorites. :-) Great pictures, too.

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