I still looking for ways to up the "welcomeness" of the front entrance to my home. I thought a chair would be nice One that goes with my new flag.
But I didn't think it would be too welcoming if I left it like this:
Perhaps I needed this chair to scare off our robbers.... It was bad. Probably not even worth the 10 bucks I paid for it.
But then I painted it red. Wow! Then I covered the backless back with upholstery webbing. I just cut it to fit, tacked it on, and weaved it in and out. Done. So dang cute.
If I was using this chair indoors, I probably would cover these galvanized tacks with red tacks. But it is outdoors and nobody is going to see these tacks. Besides that - If I'm going to finish tacking something I should finish tacking the rocking chairs.....
Then I a seat cushion to fit and made a cover for it. I started taking pictures to do a tutorial, but
I made so many mistakes there are a lot of good tuts out there for seat covers so I thought I would enjoy my Sunday instead of doing a sewing tutorial. Sorry. I made it out of red/white ticking with a bulky matching welt.
I also didn't really want to sew the pillows since they weren't going to be heavily used. So i just tied this one up. I laid the pillow diagonally across a yard of fabric, folded the top and bottom up, and pulled in the side flaps and tied them in a knot. Then I tucked the ends under the gathered fabric.
I found this little tote at a garage sale on Friday and thought it would make a cute pillow. No sewing on this one either, I cut the straps to turn them into ties and stuffed a pillow into the bag as far as it would go. I cut a piece of a second fabric and tucked it over and around the exposed pillow. Finally, I tied the cut handles together. Looks enough like a pillow to me!
Then I took the whole shebang out to the front porch and enjoyed it. I like it. I really like it. It's still a little rickety and has some complexion problems. But hey, so am/do I.
Man, she cleaned up nice! Don't you think? Maybe I should paint all my furniture red.....
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