Sunday, July 15, 2012

More Cushion for the...Sitting?

Next on the agenda is an outdoor update. I don't have the greenest of thumbs, so this update includes nothing that photosynthesizes. What I do have is an eye for ugly patio furniture. A couple months back, Rich's grandparents gave us two gliding patio chairs and two side tables. What generous grandparents! What ugly gliding chairs!

Honestly, I didn't even know what they looked like before I passed judgement on them. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw what they looked like. They're not the ugliest things I've seen in my life. (This is.) Plus, they're in great condition. While all this is true, we've enjoyed their good qualities for long enough. The problem persists: they're just not my style.

As you can see, they're perfectly acceptable -- unlike those weeds growing in the cracks of our cement and the terrifying landscaping in the background. It's just, I'm a little adamantly opposed to any color that resembles what was so affectionately known in the 90s as "Hunter Green." Hunter Green is to Seedling as Daria Morgendorffer is to Quinn Morgendorffer.

I was always good at analogies. 

Anywho, I decided I would give cushion covering a go. I didn't agonize over the fabric like I did last time. Since I'm officially a fan of, I visited straight away. Because I wasn't willing to spend a ton on the fabric, my options were limited, but I was fairly certain I wanted to go with a yellow pattern. I quickly found this indoor/outdoor beauty:

I love the color, and I love the geometric pattern. It makes me happy. I questioned my choice since I thought about it for just over 4.3 seconds, but I decided to go with my gut. I scored 3 yards for just under $30. I used a 15% off code from, but I had to pay more than $6 for shipping since my order wasn't over $40. (FYI: offers lots of coupon codes for lots of stores. It lists current offers as well as expired ones. The best one I found was listed as expired, but I tried it anyway. It worked! Let this be a lesson: try the expired codes! They might work!)

I plan to spray paint the frames of the chairs and also the matching table frames gray. I got inspired at a recent trip to Aco Hardware. (Inspired by a gray spray paint lid?)

Now all I have to do is wait for the fabric to come in. Wait. I have to wait?

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