As the chicken coop project draws to a close our brains our ticking over with our next ‘big’ project. We’ve been talking for some time about building an outdoor pizza shack which would act as our outdoor entertaining area and be the perfect place to relax with a wine (and pizza) overlooking the creek and neighbours cattle property. In order to let you into our internal planning process (which usually happens over wine on a Friday night at our place), we’ve created a draft floor plan and interior scheme to invite you along for the ride.
OUR THOUGHTS ::
// The entire timber decking platform will be elevated and enclosed with one big wrap-around step, that can double as seating for kids.
// We envisage it will be made of reclaimed horizontal timber and corrugated iron roof sheeting (to be decided) installed on an angle – known as a skillion roof – and opening up to the creek.
// The roof will run almost three quarters of the deck for shade and the last quarter will run exposed beams with lush growing grape vines overhead.
// Importantly the pizza oven will be housed outside and just the opening will be revealed to save on space.
OUR THOUGHTS ::
1. Exposed timber beams and grape vines representing the foliage over one quarter of the exposed portion of roof.
2. Fairy lights. Need I say anymore. This will be an amazing entertaining space, used for parties and celebrations.
3. Oh an egg chair. Let’s just say I’ve always wanted one of these and will make sure one fits (somehow).
4. Some inspiration of emerald VJ and exposed stone to clad the fire place surrounds.
5. An old school meat safe as inspiration for an open ‘mish-mashed’ kitchen thrown together with antique cabinetry. (No high gloss in sight).
6. I endeavour to make a DIY hanging chandelier x2 using an old seeder machine with wheels I’ve found in the yard (project coming soon).
7. I love the effect of exposed copper used as plumbing. The more rustic the better! I also envisage a white country basin or perhaps even a bucket.
8. No skimping on appliances. This smeg hot plate barbeque looks to be a beauty and will sit flush with the kitchen timber bench.
9. I’m so excited to make another DIY table – this time an outdoor one – with a sandstone top. (We may need to add glass for red wine spillages).
10. Cushions. Cushions. Cushions. Think neutrals, texture, woven, hessian and emerald green for pop. (And fresh lavender sprinkled around. Green + Purple).
11. This is an example of the dining table we’ll create using our creek rocks stacked into wire frames as support. Hoping you can already see this looking fab and for a small price tag.
12. Ahhh a smeg fridge. Luxury. Must keep the beers and vino cold right?
13. I must admit the pizza oven is totally Luke’s domain. Will leave this up to him, but love the exposed bricks and large preparation area in front for resting the pizzas.
14. This Ikea basket has popped up a few times now. Must. Buy. One. Soon.
15. Timber decking with a dark stain.
16. A touch of luxury and comfort as bench seats can be uncomfortable.
17. I hope to make a suite of DIY timber stools which can be picked up and thrown around to create spaces where ever anyone wants to sit.
NEW mood board e Service ::
// Sing out if you’re in the market for a room or space makeover as I’d love to offer ‘mood boards’ to our DIYers needing some extra assistance.
// Upon your room brief and budget (including dimensions, pics and a Pinterest board if you have one) I can provide you back with an idea of colour schemes, material choices, furniture style and furnishing suggestions – just like the one above – for $65 per room/board.
Email us anytime: nikki(at)nooksandcranny(dot)com
Would love your ideas DIYers if we’ve overlooked anything. Speak now or forever hold your peace.