Friday, May 28, 2010

Outdoor furniture

Okay, these are some more undone projects. I'm still working on my walker doll and my mother goose quilt but I really needed to do these. Many of you could see the ole' wicker set I have on my deck from the other photos I've posted (like yesterday's post!), well....every piece of outdoor furniture came from Goodwill, Salvation Army...or in the case of the wicker, a yard sale. Time for a face lift on every one of them.
A couple of weeks ago my hubby sturdied up this wooden set, the table and chairs have been outside for the last....oh, say, 10 years, gosh! The umbrella has been in storage and the casing for it needs a large zipper (that has gone a stray).


Amazing enough, I have had the fabric for all these seating spots, oh say.....10 years! I even cut the pieces and foam for it but for some reason, never got to sewing it. I think that's when I broke my leg/knee and was in rehab for quite some time. Anyway, it made it easy to do.....I started with a double sided pouch, one side for the seat, one for the back. I hadn't forgot I tucked shoe strings in with the fabric, they are used to attach the cushion to the chair. Honestly......I am cheap. I know it would be easy buying a $35.00 chair cushion but really, would I get what I want? Instead, I buy 3 waterproof shower curtains for $6.00 each and I make what I want, no thick foam for this application. (PS, I LOVE this pattern!)

Here you can see where the ties are placed....


The next time you see this set, hopefully it will be sanded and re-stained redwood. This is my favorite patio set.


Oh there's my coon cat! Waiting for those outside cat beds. C&G Design.


Words and photos by Dawn,C&G Design.

6 comments:

tina said...

Very pretty. I love the bright pattern colors!

Lola said...

Stunning Dawn. That says come sit a spell & relax. Enjoy that cool drink.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Nice. I like it. You are very resourceful. Enjoy your furniture.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning, Dawn. The cushions turned out great. I'm surprised the kitty isn't giving them the comfort test.
Marnie

Jean said...

I like the cover, very pretty and cheerful. Ties on cushions never seem to last and I never thought of usung shoe lacings. I bet the worl well.

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

Yes, very nice fabric for those chairs. Love your deck.