Sunday, May 20, 2012

project(s) update...

Did you catch the plural? Yes, I started another one before finishing the bench!

But first, a special Congrats to Lauren at A Commoner's Castle, she's celebrating
 one year of blogging! She's the sweetest blogger and mom to four year old Olivia
 who's about to get a fabulous new pink room.
Check out this amazing entry wall she and her husband completed!
I'm helping Lauren kick off her Blogiversary week by sharing the redo of our coffee table,
stop by to see my favorite paint that's not only pretty, but withstands daily life at our house!


Project Update
It wasn't pretty...sanding, paint remover, scraping!

Friday morning I was out for a run and spied this wicker settee at a garage sale, it's from
 Pier 1 and was $30, in good condition except for the cushion covers. Since the inserts were in
 great condition, I knew it wouldn't be expensive to replace the covers, just a little time.  Ha!
(check out the background - almost done!)
I found this fabric on the clearance rack at Hancock, $5/yard!

I couldn't wait to get started on something fun and pretty after the bench,
 are you tired of me whining about the bench...it was a bear...I'm really not a wimp!

I wasn't able to purchase enough fabric to match the pattern perfectly, but I'm happy with
doing it for $20, and guaranteed chances are I'll be up for new fabric next year!

Don't forget to stop by Lauren's and wish her the best!


17 comments:

Dana Frieling said...

I love the fabric. It's going to give new life to the piece. That poor couple who parted with it would be sad to know they could have paid you to make it fabulous instead of selling it!

Holly said...

Such a fun fabric for the wicker bench! And I know that potting bench is going to be fantastic when you're done. I think that's the reason I've been putting off my dresser for so long - it's going to be a bear!! I've been trying to put my 1 year post together for I don't know how long - this week I hope to get it up.

Cathy Wall said...

I am a sucker for green, so loving the fabric for the settee and the peek of the green on the potting bench. These look like the makings of a delightful outdoor space!

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

Good progress on the bench! Your in the home stretch now! Loving that green ikat!

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

Hancock's has had some great remnants lately! I saw that green stripe too and almost bought it, even though I don't have anything to use it on right now. I did find several other pieces I'm excited about, though! The green ikat is perfect and will look great with that cute bench peeking out! Good job over at Lauren's!

Lori said...

You have such a knack for finding pretty fabrics. What great finds!

Gretchen said...

Your fabric choices are perfect for your new bench! It looks just beautiful.

Gretchen

Leslie said...

Pam,

I love your fabric choices! You are always busy creating and doing! Very talented lady your are :)

Enjoy the start to your week!
lesie

Nancy said...

Love your garage sale find and that ikat cushion!!! Great job- great price !
All of your work on that potting bench will be so worth it..not too much longer now!
Have a great week.
xo Nancy
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Stacy Curran said...

LOVE the fabric. You are such an inspiration with your never ending DIY energy. And thanks for sharing Lauren's blog - I'm going to meet her now :)
Stacy

Lisa Scibilia said...

Love the fabric! Also the patina on the settee and it's shape are so pretty - great find!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

$5/yd?!?!??!?!? awesome!

Tiffany Mendenhall said...

I love it all! That fabric is fabulous! And yes...sanding/staning/painting is the worst. But the finished product is always a good feeling.

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

The Ikat fabric looks so fresh and fun! I can't believe it was $5 a yard. Great settee find too!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

Outdoor furniture cushions was the fix we needed this weekend :) Yours is miles ahead of mine, I will probably be into the fall before I get mine fixed up:) haha

Simple Dwellings said...

What a great garage sale find! I love the green fabric- so pretty! I'm off to check out your guest post and visit a new (to me) blog! Her entry is amazing, so I know it will be a new favorite. :)

Zummi@dmci homes for sale said...

When I reading your blog I suddenly remembered the moments when we did a garage sale every summer with my cousins during their vacation in the province. A lot of thanks for sharing this with us.

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