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?

5 comments:

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!
Linda

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!

Mary