Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Back yard transformation...

Last year for Mother's Day I asked for a patio in our back yard so we could set up our pool, and then have it for furniture when the pool wasn't in use. I didn't get it. I did however, get my "luxurious" get away...to the hospital that is...Mike lovingly gave a detailed description here.

This year, I didn't want the patio, or the pool, but a new deck since ours fit only the grill and a table, but we couldn't fit our chairs around it...and here is what I got...
The "old deck" on top was a little more than half the length it is now...we brought it past our bedroom window, and hope one day to make our window french doors. Then we added the second level, which is the length of the old deck and 1 1/2 times the width...oh, and by we, I mean Mike's friend Josh and his crew.


So, since we got a new deck, I wanted new furniture...but, well, we spent our money on the deck...and so my HGTV knowledge kicked in... I went to JoAnn Fabrics, got some outdoor canvas, some spray paint at Lowe's, hopped on my sewing machine, and went from this...

to this...

...now I just have to finish it :)

6 comments:

SmallWorld at Home said...

You are so awesome!

Talysa said...

That chair is awesome Donna! Seriously! I may need you to "hop" on your sewing machine for me sometime. I would but well, I don't sew. ;-)

Adrienne said...

Ohhh my, beautiful. You are so handy!!! I think you may have some new clients if you keep it up:)

Julie said...

HGTV has taught you well! Your backyard looks fabulous.

Tami said...

HGTV is the BEST!! Donna, the chairs look beautiful!! You will adore them even more since you did it yourself too.

I haven't checked in for awhile... so I thought I would. I'm glad I did... looks like you are enjoying your summer. Micah has grown so much and his smile is contagious!!!!

Elle Bee said...

Hello, I'm visiting after seeing you at Blessed Adventures. Just wanted to say, your patio chair makeover is fabulous!! I love the fabric you picked out, and I'm in awe of your sewing talent. :o)