A Finished Project!

I  actually completed one of my many projects! I’m really excited about this one! Doesn’t this chair and couch look great?

I started this way back in September. I wanted a couch and chair that wouldn’t rust or rot—living on a brackish water canal causes both. I found the perfect furniture that was made out of Trex—practically indestructible.  But at almost $4000 for the set it was out of my price range!

 

So while checking out the Key Thrift Center one afternoon, I came across this set and my imagination went wild!  Paint it white!  Make cushions!  Only $75!

So I cleaned it up, filled in holes, primered it and then painted it a nice glossy white–the same white I use on the outdoor deck rails.  We moved it into the screened room and just used the cushions that came with it temporarily.  Because by then, we had company and then it was Thanksgiving, and then I went to North Dakota, and then it was Christmas and more company.  (Yawn, I’m boring myself with the excuses!)

After the holidays, I was ready to sew! I ordered this Premier Prints indoor/outdoor fabric and outdoor pillow forms from www.fabric.com.  Pillows were done in no time.  I had some problems finding reasonably priced outdoor foam for the seat cushions so ended up buying regular foam.

And then I went to Indianapolis, and then more company, and then North Dakota, and Cedar Key—I know, you’re thinking—just stay home!    Plus I ran out of fabric which really annoyed me and had to order more.  But finally—it’s done!  Yippee!  And I love it! 

I love it so much; I already have a coordinating chevron to cover the other outdoor chairs with!  Just have to decide which way that pattern should go!

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