Tuesday, July 5, 2016

New Life Chairs~

Hope you enjoyed a nice 4th of July.

It was hotter then hot here but relaxing just the same.


A few months ago, I decided to change up these two
wood chairs I had in my stash.
They were painted white in another life
and part of  a square table set that I sold some time ago.

These chairs are very sturdy and a great size,
but I just didn't have a spot for them inside any longer.

You know by now, I change things up a lot!!

So my talented hubby, attached them together to make a bench.
He then painted them in the gorgeous outdoor paint in the pool blue I used on the vintage metal chairs
shared in another post last week.

There are 7 door entries in this house and this area is a back entrance.
It's the perfect spot to have the repurposed bench by that backdoor entry.

Now I decided  I needed to make a cushion for the bench seat,
and I found some cheerful fabric with colors used throughout the yard
 which happened to be on sale at Hobby Lobby.

To begin, I used two seat cushions the exact size of the seats.
The best part is,
 I didn't have to cut these to fit like I would do if they were a roll of foam.

To keep  the seam from separating on the cushion,

I glued the two together to keep them in place.

Lastly to secure, I added a piece of white felt to hold all in place.
I simply wrapped the felt all around and glued in place.

So I measured the size and pinned the fabric to fit right sides together.

Sewed it up on my trusty machine!

Turned the fabric and placed the cushion inside.
Sewing the open edge with a blind stitch to complete.

 To the four corners I decided to create an easy  finish like this instead of rounding the edge and cutting.

I had enough fabric left to make a coordinating pillow
and added two vintage buttons to the center.

It's so comfy and a nice welcome seat at the back door.

Above the bench I kept this old window in place with a little bough of greens
tied with a piece of the fabric.
The wire basket has 3 pots of posies.
Another project marked off my list and the old chairs put to better use.
If I need extra seating on the patio, I can simply bring it around to that area.
Win, win all the way!

I love to find new uses for old treasures giving them a new life.
How about you?

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great start to JULY!!

See you next week.

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