Saturday, June 9, 2012

On The Porch

Well, it's finally summer in Georgia and I'm getting more and more comfortable with southern living. So, I figured it was time to get with the program and sit out on my front porch one beautiful evening with a tall glass of sweet tea and a good book.  Only one thing stopping me, a chair. Yea, sure, I have a couple of those fold up chairs that you slide into a bag when not in use, but I needed a front porch sitting chair. So off I went to my favorite Goodwill and , while I was looking at another chair, they brought the perfect one out and put it on the floor, right in front of me.  Now that's what I'm talking about!

Here she is:

 A steal for $7.49 !!

This chair is the perfect size for my pront porch, but I must admit she was just a little too plain. So I gave her a couple of coats of leftover exterior trim paint/ ( If you ignore the bags behind it you'll see the can peeking out on the left!).

Next, I came up with the idea to weave natural or burlap ribbon through the slats in the back. I used hot glue to secure the ribbon, starting at the bottom and just kept weaving a wonderful cotton ribbon the my wonderful friend Shelly over at ConfettiStyle  gave me. It's 100% cotton ribbon from May Arts (406-15-17 Natural Burlap/Striped Edge/Wired).   Rummaged around in my leftover fabric and found some burlap and old foam from an old cushion. I then made a small burlap cushion that I finished off with stripes of the same ribbon. Gave her  a couple of bows and off to the porch we went. 

Not like any other porch chair I've seen.  And my total  Thanks to Shelly was $7.49.

Tell me what you think!!

1 comment:

  1. Amazing transformation of the rocking chair. It turned out so cute and the burlap ribbon gave it the perfect cottage touch. Fab!