One of the things I tried to do this summer was complete some things that I had left hanging.
My dad gave me my grandmother's outdoor furniture. It wasn't in bad shape, but it needed cushions.
I gave it a quick spray coat of black satin paint.
Then I scored some outdoor canvas from the sale table at JoAnn's. I made some cushions for the chairs and the seat of the couch.
Now we have a lovely place to sit on the back deck - once the temperatures dip below 95 degrees. : ) I still need to make the back of the couch, but I need to get a big piece of foam first.
Over the winter I also found this pair of rockers at a garage sale. They were naked and in need of a good bath. But they were $7. Not being able to pass up a good deal, they came home with me. This summer they came to life. I stained them with a red oak stain. A couple of coats of poly later, we have a nice addition to the porch swing area.
And then there is this bench. I bought it at JoAnn's a couple of years ago. Last summer, the girl and I put it together. This summer, I stained it. It is pine and the rockers are oak. I was a little disappointed that the stain I used on the rockers didn't look right on the bench, but I think it looks nice just the same. I got the bench for about $12, so I really can't complain. And with over 500 sq. ft. of porch, we really need places to sit.
What have you been up to?