The weekend started out fine. The hubs was out of town for his annual birthday fishing trip and the kiddos and I were chilling at home which meant I had some free time to work on a few projects I had been planning for the screened porch. YAY!!
I did manage to get most of what I wanted done but then came down sick. BOO!!! Part way through the day Saturday I began to have a horrible headache, backache and stomachache. Well, pretty much a whole body ache. It wasn't the flu or a cold I just do this every now and again. Not sure why. Could be the rainy weather or my age...or both!! I don't know I just go through spells where I hurt...ALL OVER...and there's really no relief even with pain medicine.
I finished up what I was working on Saturday but then was out of commission for the rest of the weekend. I'm still not quite feeling 100% this morning but am doing a little better. Well, at least the headache is gone!...but enough about me and my aches and pains. Let's talk about what it is that I was working on BEFORE I got sick...
A cute little summertime vignette on the lucite tray I found at the thrift store last week...
I still have a little zooshing to do but I think it's looking pretty cute, don't you? Besides the cost of the tray...which was $1.50...this was a totally FREE project. Love those! I had everything I needed already at home with the exception of the sand...I stole that from the beach at the lake when I took the kids swimming. Great reason to take the kids swimming, right?
I also finished up the DROP CLOTH SLIPCOVERS FOR THE PORCH FURNITURE...
But first, a reminder of pretty much what I started with on Friday...
WOW, don't ya just love how coastal, beachy and SUMMERY this little porch is starting to feel? I do!
Now if only I was looking out over the ocean instead of at a little red mustang....haha.
One 9x12 canvas drop cloth from Lowes was enough to cover all seven cushions so this was a really inexpensive project costing around $25.00 for everything. That's cheap when you consider that replacement cushions for this type of patio furniture is anywhere from $50-$100 a piece.
I recovered the throw pillows with some fabric that I found at a local thrift store a long time ago and had stashed away. Another no cost makeover...LOVE those!!
Okay yes, I wish I would have taken bubs' toy off the table...but I'm just keeping it real here people, keeping it real, and well, that's just kind of how my weekend went...a little good and a little bad but what's really good is how this porch is looking.
I have a few small projects left to do and then this porch will be finished...for summer that is. Who knows what Fall will bring...but that's the nice thing about slipcovers...when I'm ready to go back to red cushions, I can just take them off and store them away until next summer...or not. It's up to me and I totally like that have a choice now.
Have you ever considered using canvas drop cloth to slipcover your patio furniture?
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