It a Scrap Happy day around my house today:). Each month Kate @ Tall Tales from Chiconia hosts a use your scraps party called Scrap Happy. It has been a great motivator for me to use what I have. Waste not, want not is always a good idea:)
The cushions were destroyed by the sun, the webbing felt a bit weak, and the color was dated. Yep, time to go!
I wanted an all metal table and chairs with large pillows. I started looking online, around stores and on Craigslist for new or almost new sets in the burnt orange-red and greens that are a bit more trendy. But wow, they were pricey! Some were as high as $4,000.00!
Nope, that’s not my way. I will not spend full price on something I can make almost as nice myself. I bought 8 wrought iron chairs on Craig’s List with two extra tables for $500.00.
These chairs are never going to weaken in the Arizona sun and heat:)! They gently rock and are comfortable to sit in even without the cushions. Yea!
They were two for $15.00. Now we’re talking! I stuck eight of them in my cart and smiled all the way home:). $60.00 for eight! The only thing they needed to make them into chair cushions was ties in two corners to keep them from blowing away in the wind. I can do that!
Scrap Happy to the rescue!! I have a bunch of old orange fabric that I have used to make pioneer skirts and quilts out of. It is the fabric that never reduces no matter how often I use it. Here it is in the quilt I made for my niece. Remember?
I cut them in half. Then I folded them in half lengthwise and sewed them into a tube
This is a wonderful little tool.
Now I just had to sew them to my pillow cushions.
Woo hoo!! So for a total of $620.00 I now have an all metal table with 8 rocking chairs and large squishy cushions. I saved up to $3500.00! That’s what I’m talking about!!:)
It was definitely worth the elbow grease:). I know we will be enjoying this new set for many many years to come.
I think I may have to eat my pizza from the Fantastic Bake Along pizza party out here on the patio! SWEET!!