Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Patio Area is Looking Better

The super cheep outdoor fabric I bought from SAS Fabric in Hawthorne wasn't quite enough to cover three giant pillows and two deck chairs. So I had to go back and try to find more. Luckily there was still tons of fabric on the bolt. I also managed to find some navy blue canvas in the stacks of folded fabric that was only $3.00 a yard. I'm not positive it is officially outdoor fabric so we will see how long it lasts without fading.

I bought this butterfly chair at the thrift store a while back for $5.00. I think the cover used to be red, but had faded to a lovely pink color. I had actually tried to dye it blue with RIT dye but somehow the dye didn't take at all. Maybe the fabric is actually some kind of polyester that doesn't take dye, but it really feels like cotton. So I'm really not sure what happened.

I used the old cover as a template to make this new cover out of the navy canvas. My sewing machine really didn't like the fabric. I think I broke 3 needles trying to sew it.

Other new additions to the patio are the fire pit and a new umbrella which you can't quite see the top of in this picture. It is green in case you were wondering.

And we bought a new bottom cushion for the faux outdoor couch.

1 comment:

Liana said...

I love that fire pit! So different from the ones you see all the time. Looks like you are ready for a bbq ;)