How was your weekend?
I tried going garage saleing after A's soccer game on Saturday, but the storm clouds rolled in pretty fast and I only managed to go to one where I snagged two picture frames for .25 cents each.
So, instead I ended up at Winners. In a momentary lapse of judgement I picked up 3 cushions to update our outdoor furniture, 4 outdoor curtain panels for the pergola. The larger cushion was was $39.99, the two for the chairs were $24.99 each, and the 4 panels were $24.99 each. I wish I had pictures of them, but alas I didn't take any pictures... cause I returned them yesterday!
You see on my way home from Winners, I drove by Fabricland and I popped in to see what they had in outdoor fabric!
They had BUY ONE METRE (or was it yard), GET THREE FREE!!!!
Are you kidding me???
So I grabbed my newly purchased cushions from the van and had the lady measure enough fabric for the cushions. I ended up buying 2.5 metres of two co-ordinating fabrics (that's all that was left of each).
So here are the before pictures of the cushions from my pergola post.
They were o.k. but not fabulous.
So I took my new fabric and laid the old cushions on top (doubled-up) and cut my fabric. The old cushion tops and bottoms were attached so I just folded them in the middle.
I just sewed a couple of squares.
Here's the after:
For the upper cushions I used old pillows that I wasn't using and used the old cushions for the bottom (doubled up).
I played around with the cushions and now I don't know what look I like better.
What do you think?
Should I leave the matching pillows or contrasting? I like them both.
Oh yeah and the total for this fabric and some extra (8 metres) for outdoor curtain panels (at $1/metre) was $42.50 (including tax). (I also bought 1/2 metre of another fabric for another project I'm trying this week.)
Can you believe it??? $42.50 for three chairs and curtain panels of outdoor fabric!
So I quickly returned the cushions and curtain panels to winners! (and bought a pair of shoes while I was there!)
And I found this cart in the clearance section marked down from $69.99, to $52.00 to final of $15.
Again my dilemna, leave as-is or paint?
I'm linking up to some of these parties.
So, what were you up this weekend?