Sunday, June 5, 2011

Time for a Renovation

Two years is about as long as the material on my outside furniture will last.  Our long hot summer takes it's toll on material and paint.  This spring I decided it was time to give the outdoor space a new look.  I went to the fabric store to dig through the bargain table.  I go with no plan in mind as my design is usually dictated by finding enough fabric that coordinates and that will withstand it's outdoor home.  My hunt  netted me two different outdoor materials - one lime green and black stripe, one lime green print with a a black background and a large length of lime green poly.


This is a photo of the table last summer.  Colors and prints are rather tropical.
 I used a yellow umbrella and the fabric had lots of oranges, yellows and tropical green. The table was painted a light cream.  You may not be able to tell but the chairs are forest green just the way they came from Wally World about twelve years ago.

Today I painted the table black and dressed it in a black cloth. I also spray painted all the chair black and love how they look.   Covered the chairs with some of the black and lime green fabric giving them more of a clean contemporary look.  I do like the look and I definitely am not a contemporary decorator.    I also found a lime green umbrella at Lowe's to complete the look.  Lucky me!

All this work certainly gave the outdoor space a whole new look.  I should have some more to show you by the end of the week.  I have more chairs to cover and lots of spray painting to do.  We are going to have 90's all week so I will have to get up early if I want to work outside.

Hope everyone has good week.


Thisisme. said...

That's a beautiful seating area you have there, and wow! what a transformation. Well done you! It looks so different and fresh, and has really updated the whole look. Oh, how I do envy you your long, hot summers!

Lona said...

Quite the transformation Stella. I love your new look. You have such a beautiful seating area. H ave a wonderful week.


wow,what a fresh look,nice place to sit and veg :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It looks lovely. We had to do replacement cushions this year and the unbrella.

Chatty Crone said...

If you had made that umbrella I would have passed out! Gosh you did an amazing job - I absolutely love it and the look - it will give you a nice place to rest in the hot heat of the day!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh that looks so inviting. The first pictues do look kind of tropical and would look great on our deck on the Canal --- do you charge a decorater fee if I copy your ideas next season ;>)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I really like the new look. The colors look really pretty with your house color and garden behind them.
I also saw what you did with the cupcakes a few posts back, YUM!

GardenofDaisies said...

Wow, the sun light through the lime green umbrella give your whole table a glow! :-) It's probably time for me to replace our umbrella and cushions too, but I'm trying to hold out for one more season.

My Cottage Charm said...

Hey Stella! The meatballs were yummy and I'm sorry I made you drool! :) lol
Your outdoor space looks lovely...I really like the set painted black too. :) We're in the 90's here this week too, but I've been braving them everyday and working outside anyway. I haven't sweated this much in a while! lol (but I've been getting a LOT done!)
Have a great week!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I like the redo a lot. Your flowers are so pretty. Looks like a great place to relax. I need to replace my umbrella - just have not taken the time to shop.

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Ok we have a green table in need of painting (which I had planned to do). I am LOVING it in black! and that lime green umbrella. Such a pretty porch area. I know you enjoy it!

Shelia said...

Hi Stella! Oh, what a pretty spot to sit and bask in the sun, when it's not hot of course! Love your changes!
Thank you so much for your suggestions on my nasty ole intercom.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)