Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A New Project

See my porch furniture?  I have had this for about 5 year now.

It looks good from a distance, but the truth is that it has spent many season out in the weather.  Look closer below.

All of the seats have mold stains.  I have tried scrubbing, bleaching, laying in the sun etc and they don't come out.  I would replace the cushions, but they are an odd size.  I have never seen replacement cushions that would fit.

So what I am going to attempt is to paint a pattern on them with fabric paint.  I am think stripes....

 
I have fabric paint. Wish me luck!
Welcome Home,
Penny

25 comments:

  1. ..a fun project...can't wait to see the results!

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  2. Penny what ever you do I know it will turn out fabulous! Can't wait to see! Martina

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  3. Great idea, I'm sure you'll do a beautiful job and I love black and white. It's so bold and graphic!

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  4. I am sure it will be fantastic. Waiting to see!

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  5. Fabulous! I can't wait to see how they turn out, I know they'll be great.

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  6. O, I can't wait to see how this works. I've often wondered if fabric paint REALLY worked. Now you will know and can tell us. :))
    hugs, bj

    Congrats to Jackie (?) on her win.

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  7. Congrats to Jackie! I went out and bought myself a dress today, inspired by looking at Shabby Apple. I don't think they ship up here, so I just made do - and had fun choosing!
    I look forward to seeing your 'new' cushions.

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  8. Hi Penny! I know it's been awhile! There is no doubt in my mind that you can make anything look GOOD!

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  9. Congrats to your winner! I can' believe I missed your giveaway! I love Shabby apple dresses! They are so cute! Enjoy your week! ♥

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  10. Hi Penny -- WOW! I'm thrilled to win the dress!!! I checked out the Shabby Apple site - they have the cutest, most unique things. I love the dress you are giving away and can't wait to receive it! Good luck with your chair painting project -- it will be really interesting to see how it works. Your Blogs are the best! With appreciation........

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  11. You are a braver woman than I...I am so not a painter. Can't wait to see how everything turns out. Get busy!

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  12. Fabric paint! Now THIS should be fun and I hope you get the results you are looking for. :-))

    Di

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  13. Good luck! I know whatever you do usually turns out just fine. The problem with my patio cushions is they are falling apart from the sun. I can't find new ones the right size to replace mine either and replacement cushions are expensive. I was thinking of attempting to make slip covers for them. It's an attached back/seat cushion. Any advise on how I should make them?

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  14. Congrats to the winner...I know your cushions will turn out wonderfully.

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  15. Good for you. I am anxious to see this!

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  16. Can't wait to see the finished cushions. They will be wonderful. You are very brave... I guess I am a scaredy cat when it comes to taking paint brush in hand.

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  17. Oh my goodness Penny, is there anything you can't do?? You are so amazing! I love the idea of painting those cushions. You can do so much with them. I can't wait to see the reveal!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  18. You have the talent so I know it will look great!~Hugs, Patti

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  19. Penny, What a fabulous idea! My cushions are looking a little tired so this may be an option for me. I am looking forward to seeing how yours turn out.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  20. Very clever, Penny! I know it will look fabulous. ~ sarah

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  21. I think you'll do a great job with those stripes, Penny! I love your inspiration picture and can't wait to see the outcome!

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  22. Oh, Great idea! Can't wait to see how the cushions turn out.
    Babs

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  23. Great idea Penny. Very creative.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  24. YAY to Jackie!

    UGH... sorry about the cushions. Hopefully the recovering will be the answer for you.

    Have a great week-end no matter how you spend it.

    Di

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