Quick Tip #5 – Lighting the Deck

I’ve been wanting to add lighting to my deck (on the cheap). I bought 2 strands of large lights after Christmas for .80 cents each and used cup hooks to hang them from the deck.

It’s looking really good during the day, but I can’t wait to see it at night. Don’t pay any attention to the deck, I know it needs to be re-stained. Focus on the lights!

They light the stairs perfectly.

I can’t believe how bright it is. I’m going to love sitting out here in the evenings. In fact, the family tried it out for a few minutes tonight.

Here’s another view just for fun. Isn’t it great what you can do with $1.60 in lights and a package of cup hooks?  

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{ 13 comments… add one }
  • Comeca Jones June 30, 2011, 5:18 am

    Looks amazing !
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  • Ana June 30, 2011, 5:46 am

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  • alison June 30, 2011, 7:55 am

    looks great…i need to do this with our gazebo!
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  • Cassie June 30, 2011, 9:39 am

    Oh my gosh! It’s beautiful, simply beautiful. I would want to be out back at night EVERY NIGHT if my deck looked like that!

  • Dani @ Drops in the Bucket June 30, 2011, 12:44 pm

    the hooks are a fantastic idea. i’ve got lights around my deck now, but they look terrible flopping around. these hooks will save me.

    -dani
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  • Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum July 2, 2011, 9:57 pm

    What a beautiful way to use lights! Thanks for sharing! I wish I had a way to utilize this idea at my house. (Maybe at my next house!) 😉

  • Lauren July 3, 2011, 5:18 pm

    I love outdoor lighting! Great idea with the cup hooks — it really looks so inviting and relaxing! I’m working on several outdoor lighting projects now — just love summer!

  • martha July 4, 2011, 6:51 pm

    GREAT idea. I am definitely copying this one. Thanks for sharing!

  • PC Lim July 5, 2011, 11:40 pm

    Wow! Is it the light make the deck pretty or the deck make the light pretty..either one..I am copy this idea!
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  • Jessica @ Balancing the Dream July 6, 2011, 9:05 am

    wow!! I love this!! It is so simple yet has a great impact!! thanks for sharing…i’m pinning it!!

  • Kristin July 6, 2011, 12:06 pm

    I love it! Ive been wanting to do this with mine too!
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  • Ginger Snaps July 12, 2011, 11:45 pm

    Following you from Someday Crafts. Would love to have you link this up at my {wow me} wednesday link up party going on right now. 🙂

    Ginger
    gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

  • Karen March 18, 2014, 2:26 pm

    I’ve done this for years. Christmas lights in white or clear are for all year! Glad you posted this for others. Inexpensive and lovely. The bulbs last a long time too BTW. For holidays you can switch them out with colord bulbs for the holiday, also. Too much fun!

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