Saturday, May 21, 2011

Finishing the porch . . .

I decided last week that I wanted to paint the trim on the porch. I chose a soft sage green and an even lighter color of the same swatch. What a pain! I have about 60 feet of railings. Ugh. I finished on Thursday evening and I had some touch up to do today.

I deiced our old table needed some love. I went and picked out some outside fabric and considered making a tablecloth. I knew it would drive me nuts if it was always hanging crooked. The kids play on the porch a lot and I knew it would be crooked a lot so I thought about making on that is fitted.
First, I brought the table inside. I laid the fabric out upside down and flipped the table upside down on top of the table, on top of the fabric. I cut about 4-6 inches from the edge of the table.
Then I pinned the fabric around the circle so that I could sew a channel in it.
I tucked as I went along so the channel was pretty uniform.

I put elastic in the channel and sewed the ends together making something that looks like a giant shower cap.
I used the remainder of the fabric to cover two outside pillows I had already. I simply sewed an envelope slip cover and tucked the old ones inside.

Cute huh?


ms nk rey said...

YOu are so very talented and clever. It looks wonderful.. good job Sheri I love it.

* said...

Really cute! I wish I had 1/10 of your creativity. It looks so fun. But then I'd have to ask for about 1/2 of your energy to do it! Thanks for sharing!

Kari said...

I love it!

Joe said...

You are SO creative! And so good at it! I don't always comment when I see all the nice things you do so I thought I should just let you know that there are some of us very envious of your skills! :)

marythemom said...

I thought I was reading Thrifty Decor Chick's blog! Good job! I keep wanting to comment on your other posts, but never get around to it. Thanks for posting it all!