Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My Project is Finished!!!




Remember my earlier post, (you know the one about the spray paint, the fabric, etc?) Well I'm happy to report it is finished and our front porch has been given a face lift.

Basically, Travis and I are the proud owners of a vintage wrought iron patio furniture set that was going to be trashed by the previous owners. And this stuff is heavy, not flimsy like what you can buy now and it blows away. Add to that 10 cans of black spray paint (1.12 each at Walmart) a hubby who will spend a Saturday spray painting away... 10 yards of damask fabric (Walmart $4/yard) and some potted plants (3 o4 4 bucks each from Mammoth Cave Transplants) and we revamped 4 chairs a chaise lounge and 2 wrought iron tables. The result? Cute as can be!!! The best part? the entire project cost around $60 total.

OH wait, the second best part...me and my mom recovered the cushions ourselves and neither of us can sew...or at least I can't (Mom can but doesn't like too) What's our secret...we know how to fold fabric like you're wrapping a gift and use monster sized safety pins which are impossible to see unless you totally deconstruct the chairs....voil1a' a new porch for the Parsley's!

14 comments:

Brittany said...

Great Job! Very pretty!
You are doing some major blogging lately.....it's good to keep up w/ you!

you'll have to read my latest post.

Stephanie said...

I really like them! You did a great job!

Brooke said...

Good job! It looks great!!!

The Butlers said...

Love it!

Brandie said...

Wow that looks great!! I love the pattern..too cute!!!

Nan said...

Awesome job! The pictures look great and I'll have to look that way next time I pass :) (I love the no-sew idea!)

The Browning's said...

I love them. They look so professional, excellent taste.

Heather said...

Very pretty!

Carol said...

LOVE THEM!!!! I'm impressed!

Wanda May said...

It's ok....just kidding. So love them, the pattern and all....love the look completely...

Emily V. said...

I love them and I am super envious. We are looking for nice patio/pool furniture and it's definately not cheap! Congrats, I love them, it looks great!

Lesley said...

They look wonderful! What a great set! Where in the world did you ever find them?!

The whole time I was reading, I just knew you were giong to tell that you used some of our favorite "no sew" hem tape! Safety pins - wow!

Scott and Kelli said...

Looks good, and you know how selective I am...

Melissa Newkirk said...

Passed your house today and your new porch looks SUPER fabulous!!