Monday, June 21, 2010

*~A Complete Makeover*~.........

Hi yah Sweeties......... how'd yah be.... as my Dad would say......... Me well I have been flat out which is the reason why the posting has been a tad on the lean side lately. If you scroll down to my last post you might remember the cane lounge I was giving a make over...... She has in fact been finished for a while now but as is the norm with me after I cleaned the front Porch to get it all spick & span for her grand arrival, I noticed that everything else on it was looking in need of a repaint not to mention the painted floor boards..........




So off My Darlin' went to Bunnings to get the paint as I had run out after painting the lounge, & I set to scrubbing the floorboards & chairs. Next day I was all set to go............ it rained! The next day......... it rained, in fact 4 days in a row, so I patiently waited for blue sky to come out. Finally the sun came out & I was down on hands & knees painting. Three coats later & the floor was all done..........






The next week was spent repainting the chairs & coffee tables during the day one coat a day although by now it was getting pretty hard to keep the patience thing going......... sewing the new cushion covers at night.

I had bought two Euro cushions for the lounge & could not believe it when they were a tad too small so ended up opening them both at one end & sewing an extra strip of fabric in between them both & stuffing it full of super soft wadding........ fun to do on a machine when the cushion becomes very long.



Even the little boy on the pedestal was scrubbed down with bleach to make squeaky clean again as he had grown green, something I don't really mind but just kinda looked out of place with the white & blue.........



I LOVE LOVE LOVE this lounge with its big squishy cushions, it is just soooooo comfy....... perhaps too comfy, I laid down on it the other morning with my cuppa coffee & a really good book & actually fell asleep....... or perhaps it was due to the fact that I was up until nearly 4am painting the last chair either way I am not one to sleep during the day, so have resisted the urge since then to lay on it.........




Every time I have made new cushions for out here they have been pink to go with the house but being a true lover of Blue & White I just HAD to have a change, even the coasters on the tables are blue & white & the flowers are my favourite Camelia's in my garden which are always the last to bloom, a gorgeous white with just the tiniest dab of icy pink in them. At the moment the fabric is a bit bright but come summer & the sun with fade them to the perfect soft blue........
So what do you think.......... was the long wait worth it......... I hope so, OK so now you all know what I want you guys to do........ leave me a comment & tell me what you think..........Oh & I am still flat tack painting, I have redone an old mirror & am on to my second one.......
Hoping YOUR creative juices are flowing........









6 comments:

Gail McCormack said...

I think I like EVERYTHING, in fact I LOVE what you've done Lyn
Big pat on the back for you!

debbie said...

HI LYN,
EVERYTHING LOOKS BEAUTIFUL...AWESOME JOB
HAVE A BLESSED WEEK
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Alison said...

Lyn it looks amazing. Well worth all the hard work. Roll on warmer days and then for delicious drinks
on the porch. It is so inviting.
Alison

Tanza said...

Hi Lyn,
It all looks fabulous !! Sooo fresh and clean !! I LoVe how your porch is covered, and soo BiG !! The blue looks soo refreshing .. Hope you are feeling better sweet one, and able to enjoy just sitting around on these soft cushions !! Beautiful !! Have a happy day ~
HuGs ~TeA~ xo

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Lyn :) Wow, it all looks so fabulous!! You did an amazing job with you porch! Now you can sit and relax and enjoy it! Yeah!!

Have a great week, warmest, Brenda

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Lyn,
This new seating area looks fabulous!
Well done and Big hugs to you for all your hard work.
Hugs,
Anna