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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Finished Cushions for the Porch!

All I can say about this project is that I am sooo glad it is DONE!


Do you ever have those projects where everything seems to go wrong- well these last two cushions just happened to have EVERYthing go wrong. I ran out of brown thread (it's stashbusting September so I substituted black. Then I accidentally cut the long cushion fabric the wrong size. Instead of recutting the fabric or the cushion to the right size I decided to try and make the seam allowance smaller. Yeah, bad idea, don't do that!

The last thing that went wrong I feel a little guilty about- I ran out of cording- about 7 inches short- so I went and bought some. Now I know it is Stashbusting September, but one of my main goals was to finish this project. So in order to finish this project and get it out of my stash I did have to go and buy $.90 worth of cording.







Here is the before picture of the rocking chair. Not bad for $20 on Craigslist!





Here she is after a couple coats of paint and a new cushion. Don't you just want to come sit on my porch and watch the sunrise!!






Here is the porch swing- I still need to paint it, but I love the cushion on it!
 
For the cushions I used the same tutorial at Sew, Mama, Sew as I did for my other cushions.
I am getting pretty close to revealing my front porch- just a few more things to do!!

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12 comments:

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

That's a good solid chair for $20! Great work. Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Digital Scrapbooking Made Easy said...

Wow! This is SO cute! You're amazing! If you get a chance, I'd love you to link up! (http://scrapbookingez.blogspot.com/2011/09/everyone-wins-giveaway-linky-party.html.) Thanks for sharing this!

Jany said...

I LOVE this! So gorgeous! Now you just need to get that hubby of yours to stain the porch! Ha!

Lynn said...

Fabulous job on the cushions!! Your porch furniture looks great. The chair was a real find!

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Must be great to be able to sew and make your own cushions. This is great. That swing looks inviting. Oh, I can't sew.
Pat

The Stuff of Success said...

Great job - thanks for sharing at www.thestuffofsuccess.com

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

What a great deal on the chair. Your porch looks so inviting!

Karima said...

What a great makeover! Saw you on linky party and now gfc following you, Karima :) www.karimascrafts.com

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Love the fabric!




Melanie
bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

Marilyn said...

Hi there, I found ya via blog hop and had to stop in and say hello, LOVE all your creativity and space here.. Excited to get to share in more blog fun reads and inspiration from ya.. I'm officially following ya.. I'm Marilyn via http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/09/its-officially-fall-crawl-day-1.html - hope you can stop in sometime.. TY

Bunny Jean said...

Well it is still a cute cushion! I read somewhere here in blogland about a substitution for cording... but I am not going to be looking that up, too busy looking up "huck towel" and "Pho".

Thanks once again for coming to the party!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

SavannahGranny said...

Great job on the cushions. They really look like perfection. Love the fabric. I refurbished my front porch this summer also. It really increased the joy of rocking and swinging, some of my favorite past times.
Come by to visit and while you are there visit my front porch http://savannahgranny.blogspot.com/2011/06/friendly-front-porch.html
Hopping over from Bunny's hop.
Ginger

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