Sunday, 29 May 2011

a mini deck makeover.

Well whilst M. was out of town working, I decided to get busy with the paint brush and sewing machine. The kitchen table and chairs I bought about 20 years ago from Habitat, they are still solid and the table has the added bonus of having two extending leaves. If you were able to see the table top you'll see the signs of many a happy hour spend crafting! But, we don't really have room for it in the house so I thought we could make use of it on the deck.

To tie in with the deck colours, I repainted the legs the same colour as the adirondack chairs and found some lovely outdoor fabric at Hancock fabrics to reupholster the chairs. I think it looks pretty good and will give us an outside dining space. The chairs used to be covered with the legs of old denim jeans and that fabric was still wearing well so I decided to recycle that too - I made some rough and ready table mats. I deliberately left the edges raw as I'm hoping when I wash then they get the ole frayed look.

The rest of the adirondacks finally got painted too, and I potted up some tomatoes in the corner. Now just to get some summer flowers for the pots and I'll call it done.


  1. Well, I'd enjoy a G&T out on your deck anytime! It looks beautiful!

  2. Wow this looks fab!! seen these chairs in same colours in TX max for crazy money!