Friday, March 21, 2008

Red Rocker.......

A couple weeks ago, Chris brought me home a surprise.

He found it on the curb, and knew I had been looking for rockers for the front porch. It wasn't in the best of shape, it needed some extra shots of nails to make it a bit more sturdy. It received a good scraping, sanding, priming, sanding and now painting. But this time, I used some left over Navajo Red that we used in the foyer. I thought about going out and buying some more of the Paprika Red spray and then remembered I had some left over Navajo in the middle bedroom closet. aka: Paint closet. I will coat it with a clear coat after it receives at least two coats of this orangey red.

Another salvaged piece of outdoor furniture. He brought me another surprise too..a table...It is next on the list.

You can see the metal bench and chair in the background, still with out cushions. These will stay on the back deck and the rocker will go to the front porch. I just have not found the right ones yet. I checked out Homegoods. They had some for good prices, but not the right size. Does anyone have any links to DIY outdoor cushions?

4 comments:

StuccoHouse said...

If you have a shop near you that makes exterior shades, you may be able to buy Sunbrella material from them to use in making cushions. I was lazy and bought mine from Lands End & LLBean - on sale they are a good buy and last forever :-) Love the rocker - great score!

dynochick (Jan) said...

When I saw the title of your post, I thought you went to a Sammy Hager concert.

Your husband did good. Some husbands bring flowers and candy. Ours bring us other people's cast offs. LOL

I love that bold color.

Anonymous said...

My polyester shower curtain (not plastic, and doesn't require a liner), $20 purchase at Target would make excellent outdoor furniture coverings. Craft and/or fabric stores have pillow forms.
-HPH

Jenni said...

Thank you.
Some good Ideas, never thought of the shower curtain....

Jan--your comment made me laugh... They certainly show they care in a different way. I know sometimes I have a "What the..." look on my face. when he brings something home...