Photo courtesy of Lowes
This is not the actual swing. The actual swing is in pieces.
1. The swing. My parents have a pretty sad looking swing in their basement. They were actually going to take it to the dump. I decided it would be a great thing for us to put on the bank of the big pond in our backyard. So, I am making new lower and upper seat cushions, throw pillows and a new canopy for it, as well as repainting it. It is a big project. I am almost finished with the canopy. Woohoo!
This is the actual chair. It is in my sons room so that explains the dirty floor.
If you have a little boy, you understand.
2. Reupholstering the chair and a half and ottoman. This is another thing I inherited from my parents donate/trash pile. My mom bought it at Ethan Allen years ago and has redecorated her living room and does not need it anymore. I've decided Mr Sassy Pants and I need it in our kitchen. I am going to place it by the windows that overlook the water. Should be a great place to read, drink coffee, and a great seat for anyone who wants to hang out in the kitchen with me while I make cupcakes, cook dinner, etc. I have not decided if I am going to slip cover it, like this one from Pottery Barn:
Photo courtesy of Pottery Barn
Or if I am just gong to reupholster it. We'll have to see what i decide. I'm sure you will be anxious to find out my decision. lol.
Photo courtesy of Joann Fabrics
No matter what method I decide to use, this is the fabric I have chosen. Its cheap, durable and neutral ,and don't forget, Cheap!! Our kitchen is nautical themed and I plan to make some nice throw pillows and a quilt to add some color to the chair.
The dresser. Notice a piece of the swing in a pile in the background.
3. The dresser. This was in my sons room here at my parents but we moved it out when we redecorated his room here. So, now I have decided it would be perfect for his room in Georgia. I am painting in black with a nice coat of gloss. It will be perfect for my sons room. I am also changing out the hardware, or painting it silver. Your guess is as good as mine.
Those are the big things I need to get done. I also need to make a quilted fabric cover for my moms washer and dryer, and make a table runner, and paint a rolling cart to use as a bar on our screened in porch, and paint a Washington Nationals scoreboard on my sons wall. Ugh. My head is spinning. This list takes second priority. Packing, the usual laundry cycle, little league, Washington Nationals games and my new running program (explained below) take priority.
I am also starting a running program because I signed my husband and I up for a 5K in August so I better be able to do something besides pant, whine and sweat when we get to that date. I turn 36 in a few days and I am fat, out of shape and feel far older than my 36 years. I am d.o.n.e being unhealthy and out of shape. Remind me of this every now and then, ok? There will be a whole other post on the issue of health and weight loss soon.
Have a great day!