Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Look back at a Summer Project

When we moved into this house in December of 2008, we found a number of items left here by the previous owner. Some junk in the basement, some in the attic, and a lot of scrap wood and junky items in the loft above the garage... We continue to find more junk as we clean out various areas of this place.

One such treasure, found in our garage loft, was a vinyl patio furniture set. It included two chairs and a loveseat. The vinyl was in real shotty shape. It was torn in several places. You could feel the springs through the padding in the seats... but alas, we did not own any patio furniture.

Of course, in these pictures, you can't see the tears in the vinyl very well..... or the stickiness that seemed to be all over them...
So we tore off the teal vinyl, padding, and springs to reveal a seat and a back box frame attached to the metal arms and legs. Hubby simply used scrap wood (found also in the loft) and cut it into slats with a miter saw, and nailed the pieces to the existing frames.

Then I painted it up and stenciled some numbers on them. You'll see the chair here with my pillows made from double-sided placemats (found on clearance at Target last year).

I'm sharing this for MET Monday at Between Naps on the Porch. You want to see some talented decorating, go check out some of those projects!


  1. Courtney, you did a great job on this! AMAZING, and I like the snazzy shade of blue and the number and cute pillow.

    Happy Met Monday...


    Sheila :-)

  2. Wow Courtney, what a wonderful find. You must be thrilled with it. And that color, and the cushion, it looks GREAT!
    PS...come over for a visit if you get the chance...

  3. Muy bonita, preciosa transformación de las Naciones Unidas aplausao para ustedes dos, Chany .-

  4. I love your creation, it is lovely and sweet, thanks for sharing, I will return, I am a new follower of yours....come for a visit

  5. You did a fabulous job! I am loving this. :) Good color choices too!

  6. seriously this is stunning - I love it!

  7. Amazing! You guys did SUCH a great transformation on this project! i'm very impressed, and love seeing a tangible representation of your cooperation with one another, and good stewardship.

  8. Wow! VERY creative makeover and it turned out awesome. Great job!

    pk @ Room Remix