Ev"s New (to hime) House

Friday, May 28, 2010

New Porch Chairs

My latest project are these chairs I got at the ISU warehouse sale for $3.00. They were really comfortable to sit in so we bought them with hopes I could figure out how to redo them.
I took off everything and spray painted it white. The next hard part was finding the fabric. I really wanted a bold print with a bright color but I am very limited with outdoor fabric here in the corn fields of Iowa. So I settled on this fabric from Walmart. I thought it was ok and would have to do. I know, not bright nor a bold print. The Top was really easy to do and took me about an hour for both chairs. The bottom on the other hand was pretty hard for this novice sewer. I wanted to put the piping on like they had to give that finished look. It surely isn't perfect but ok if you don't really inspect it and just sit down. The surprise was that there are springs in the seat. I just added a little extra padding wa-la. Now we have 2 new chairs for the porch for under $15.00.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Summer is here!

For us here in Iowa summer has officially begun. The last 3 days it has gotten at least 96 degrees out if not hotter. Today with the mix of rain and heat (wearable air) it was muggy. Will drug out the little pool for the boys to splash in and boy did they love it. Cold water and all.

Emmett started out fully dressed and just jumped right in of course. He then started taking clothing off one piece at a time. Of course caught him just in time as the underwear was coming down.