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Sunday, 27 June 2010

Shabby Chic Deckchairs


Over the weekend I have been busy in the garden and found out that over the winter Roland Ratty had gnawed through the fabric of one of my deck chairs - He must have been desperate to eat fabric don't you think? Well not to be defeated by his hooliganism's I resorted to making my deck chairs a little bit more Shabby Chic.

I know its not quilting but it is craft and I did have to do some sewing. I painted them with Farrow and Balls colour no 4 Old White and would you believe the fabric was a table cloth- Not a very successful table cloth as it was furnishing weight and looked lovely until someone spilt red wine on it . It had to be washed and was never that crisp self again- so in a light bulb moment I thought Table cloth- New deck chair covers.

So here I have my lovely new deck chairs , I just hope the weather continues so I can enjoy sitting in at least one of them . The other one is for my friend - The invisible man LOL.


  1. Wonderful transformation! Hope you soon have lots of sunny days with cool breezes, so you might enjoy the "almost new" chairs! Thank you for your delightful blog!

  2. WOW!Your deck chairs are fantastic-- so much nicer than the way over priced ones we saw at the garden centre.Clever girl.And I hope that invisible man can cook and clean!

  3. Great deck chairs Sue and a good use of recycling. Enjoy them in this amazing sunshine we are having.
    Love Shirley.x

  4. SUEMLUVSQUILTS- I hope the invisible man can turn himself into a box of chocolates as well- Of course the none fattening version.

  5. They are so pretty! Great job!!

  6. Great Job I love your new version - how clever!

  7. Your deckchairs look fantastic Sue! They will look so pretty in your garden.

    I love your quilt from your previous post too. It is a very interesting block.

  8. And of course, if the invisible man sewed beautiful, tiny, hand quilting stitches as well?!!