Friends roll into town today, family arrives Wednesday and then another set of friends arrive soon after...it's been a great motivation to indulge in some late day coffees and get motivated to finish up some tucked away projects in the wee hours.
Last year I picked up this antique dining chair at a garage sale for $2...it's sturdy and compact and ideal for fitting in another guest at the dinner table. The only problem was the original cream coloured fabric was worn and dirty looking.
In my studio I found this fat quarter of Amy Butler fabric (at the quilting shops you can buy 18x22" squares of high end fabrics called fat quarters at really low prices, this one was $3 or over $30 per yard) and it fit perfectly. Hello staple gun...goodbye gross old fabric and ta-da!
The other chair was one I intended for the patio even though it was an indoor piece I bought in Whistler from the Fairmont hotel when they had a garage sale. I think it was under $10.
The wood was outdated, horrid Santa Fe style cushions were on it, but overall it was a classic design and a nice size for big guys. I had leftover paint from our exterior doors in Benjamin Moore Avocado so I gave it a good coat. I got rid of the old cushions, as recovering them promised to be a costly and frustrating endeavour. The bottom part unscrewed easily and I used a bit more fabric from my studio in a neutral taupe to recover it. Hello again Mr. Staple gun, good thing my boys are deep sleepers!
At Superstore I found an outdoor chair pad that was a good fit for $29 and now there is a comfy place to hide away just outside my studio door.
Obviously, if I were a wealthy gal and could buy whatever I pleased these wouldn't be my first picks when outfitting Birch Hill. But, considering I live on an extremely tight decorating budget and the fact that we'll make good use out of two pieces of furniture that might have ended up in the landfill I'm rather glad.
happy long weekend friend!