Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wednesday Happenings

Well, I am stuck in the house for the day ... and I mean literally stuck. We had a huge storm come through last night and once again, our roads are impassable unless you have a truck. Sure will be glad when the monsoon rains are over with.

Thought I would share this project with you in case any of you need to do the same thing. We inherited a nice patio set from my parents when we moved, which included two gliders. I love gliders, but these are hard metal and not real comfortable to sit on. I have been wanting to put cushions on them for months now, and finally got around to doing it.

I got the home dec weight fabric at Jo-Anns for 50% off (that is the only time to buy it, because it is expensive.. at least $20 a yard and up!) and found the foam in a package at Wal-mart. I was going to buy thicker foam at Jo-Anns, but even at half price, it would have cost me close to $50 for two pieces of foam. That was more than I wanted to spend, so I found a bag of thinner foam at Wal-mart for $15.97... much better. Granted, it is thinner, but this seems to work just fine.

Now for the tricky part... this is a no-sew project! I could have sewn it, but I was feeling lazy yesterday, so I just wrapped it around the foam like a package and used safety pins to keep it in place. The pillows I did sew myself, but they are a simple envelope-back pillow that takes very little time to make.

Now that I look at the pictures, I think I will make another pillow for each one. Next project for the gliders and table and chairs is to spray paint them, as the paint has faded over time. We bought the paint last weekend, just have not had a chance to paint it yet... maybe we can do it this weekend if it's not windy.

Here is a sneak peek of the crochet project I am currently working on:

Can you tell what it is going to be???


  1. Great job on the glider cushions - they look real nice. :)

  2. Your glider looks so inviting! Love the cushion and pillow, great fabrics! No clue as to what you are making but can't wait to find out! Keep safe on those roads and hopefuly no more bad storms.


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