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:

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

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

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

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

Kathleen Grace said...

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

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

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

Michele Smith said...

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

Janette - The2Seasons said...

You go girl!

bj said...

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.

Pondside said...

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.

April said...

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

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

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

Jackie said...

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........

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

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

Snappy Di said...

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

Di

Miss Jean said...

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?

Darla said...

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

Beverly said...

Good for you. I am anxious to see this!

W. Latane Barton said...

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.

Kim said...

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

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

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

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

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

Sarah said...

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

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

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!

Babs said...

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

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Great idea Penny. Very creative.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Snappy Di said...

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