I've always wished for a place where I could string lights and lanterns from trees. I'm sure you, too, have seen pictures of huge trees with low lying branches filled with lights creating a dreamy outdoor "room" perfect for enjoying a beautiful evening.
Well, in all of our 7 plus acres we don't have any such trees to accommodate my desire for such a space. So, we took a trip to our home improvement store to improvise.
We already had metal fence posts and my husband pounded them into the ground along the corner of the concrete around our pool. We used 5 in all. Then he attached 2 x 2's that we picked up at the home improvement store to the posts.
I wanted the posts to blend in with the backdrop of the trees, so I painted the wood & the metal with the color, Collard Greens, from the Dixie Belle Paint Company.
We strung outdoor lights that I bought at Michael's around the perimeter of the posts and then alternated posts to form a canopy in the shape of a triangle.
It may not have big beautiful trees, but my oasis is perfect!
And the view of my backyard is pretty dreamy during the day too!
Best of all, it was really inexpensive and only took a couple of hours to complete. The only problem is that every time I walk out to my new favorite spot, I start singing the song Midnight At The Oasis! And, yes, I know that is showing my age!
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