Saturday, September 20, 2008

The sunlounge gets new life...finally.

You might remember the sunlounge I got here. Well, I finally covered it. (I'm not that good at completing projects. I either lose interest halfway or get an stunning idea for something else I could make, that needs to be done RIGHT NOW.)
Here it is in all its cheap vinyl glory. Like I said, I didn't want to use fabric because it was going to be outside all the time. Now, these colours are a bit of a departure for me. Normally I would have gone for something a bit "classic" looking, navy or red or something, BUT to save money I used cheap tableclothes ($2 each - I needed 3) and the selection wasn't that good, I was shopping with Rosie who likes a bit of pink and I thought, well maybe I could do something a bit fun and "Springy". (And yes, I can see you Noo Noo, hiding behind that tree.)

Here's a close-up of the material (and a bit of rust). Spotty for the edges and floral for the main.

And some matching cushions.

And one curious cat, just checking out what's going on.

Hey, Noo Noo, get out of there. That's MY tea.

I had a bit of left over material...what can I do with that? How about a cute banner for the tree above it. It needed some blue and pink in it though, to edge out that yellow. Why not some ol' cheapo shower curtains. $2.50 each. Thanks to Wendy at the Shabby Nest for the inspiration.

The perfect place now for a bit of this...

and this.

What do you think? Did the colours work? Is it just tacky to use plastic? Sometimes I love the lounge, other times I just not sure.


  1. That looks like the perfect place to read & drink tea!

  2. Esther, that is SO LOVELY! And the little flags to boot.

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog! And from so far away! ;o)

    I love what you did with that lounge chair! I think it was a great idea to use tablecloths! Genuius, I say! You can just wipe them up!! The banner is adorable too. :o) I'm adding you to my blog reader!

  4. What! this is genius! well done! Im keepin this idea in mind! thanks for sharing!

  5. Cute! Love the picture of the chickens on your blog page too.

  6. Thanks for the inspiration! I recently purchased a vintage Army bed that I am trying to decide what to do with...I want to make a cushion for it with cute fabric and pillows. Your lounger is beautiful...and I love the kitty cat!



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Get to know me

  • I love the smell of cinnamon and vanilla.
  • My favourite flowers are daisies.
  • My favourite trees are pine trees.
  • I always like to have the bickie jar full and a cake on the cake stand. I know...not that healthy, but so good to look at.
  • Autumn is my favourite month, although I do wish we had more of a change of colours up here in Queensland.
  • I love Anne of Green Gables and Laura Ingalls Wilder. They started my love affair with "old-fashioned" stuff.
  • I'm a boots and jeans kind of girl, but also love vintage skirts and dresses.
  • I like sewing and am in love with quilts at the moment.
  • I love reading. (I have a weakness for archeological thrillers and historical romances, but not Mills and Boon-type ones.)
  • I love old houses with character. No new estate houses for me. (Sorry Rosie.)
  • I love vintage/cottage/farmhouse decorating and pretty pinks and blues, with a splash of red for colour.
  • Polka dots can make me sigh with delight.
  • I have 4 chooks. They are MY pets. Another tick on my dream-come-true chart.
  • I don't eat dessert much any more. I'm not dieting, I just don't want it. (Does that mean I'm growing up if I say no to an icecream cone?)
  • I'll still always say yes to chocolate though!
  • I like to sit on the front stairs in the sun, to drink my morning cup of tea, while I contemplate what to do in the garden.
  • I've got the gardening bug again recently. It comes and goes with the weather. I'm envisioning cottage flowers in pink, blue and white to go with my green picket fence.