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A quick lick of paint does wonders

There’s nothing like a lick of white paint to brighten things up.

This morning I pulled this rather dreary looking deck chair out of the shed. 

I can distinctly remember the day I bought it.  That’s what I love about all my furniture, there’s a little story for every single piece, actually all the crockery too.

The deck chair was bought on a scorching hot day at a boot fair with my Auntie Pauline, for the bargain price of £2. I had just moved into a lovely flat with a garden and was desperate for some garden furniture.   I had intended at the time (over 5 years ago!!) to paint and re-cover it but just never got round to it.

That is until today.

After a couple of coats of paint and a little sewing this is what it looks like now …

Rather lovely if I say so myself.

After I took the pics I walked into the kitchen and started picking up the leftover fabric off the floor and then thought “I could do something with that” … so I made a removable pillow :o)

I would love to say that I then spent the entire day sitting in my lovely deck chair but I did not.   I think I will tomorrow though …

Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend x

2018-11-08T19:01:46+00:00May 8th, 2010|Categories: painting, Sewing, thrifty crafts|


  1. Anonymous 09/05/2010 at 12:04 pm

    The chair looks great. You've got me thinking…I have some very sad looking directors chairs in the shed….xx

  2. Country Style Living 09/05/2010 at 12:04 pm

    What a transformation! Your deckchair looks lovely, I especially like the removeable cushion!

  3. Sarah 09/05/2010 at 12:04 pm

    Wow what a change, it looks fantastic xx

  4. Anonymous 09/05/2010 at 12:04 pm

    That is adorable.What some of you can do here on blogger, I get so inspired.

  5. Alexandra Mason 09/05/2010 at 12:04 pm

    That looks great! Hope you are having a lovely weekend xx

  6. Michelle 09/05/2010 at 12:07 pm

    Thanks so much for all the lovely comments :o) Crafty Helen be sure to let me know how your chairs come out. M x

  7. Jackie 10/05/2010 at 10:22 am

    What an amazing difference! You definitely deserve to spend some time relaxing in it! x

  8. clare's craftroom 10/05/2010 at 10:22 am

    I love your chair now what a transformation !

  9. Floss 10/05/2010 at 10:22 am

    I am impressed. It looks so summery!

  10. Lilly Higgins 10/05/2010 at 10:22 am

    That is so cute! Well done! My goodness, what a load of work you did in one day. I love the idea of the removable cushion too, really lovely Michelle!

  11. MelMel 10/05/2010 at 10:22 am

    I like that make over…very cool!x

  12. Anonymous 10/05/2010 at 10:22 am

    Great transformation…you're so clever. Lucy lu xx

  13. Nadine 10/05/2010 at 10:22 am

    Hi Michelle, thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog. I LOOOOVE your deck chair. It's so funny cos I have had a deck chair in our garage for a couple of years that I have tried to fix, but someone (various someones!) keeps sitting on it and one of the poles breaks! Heee, my husband was about to chuck it out and I rescued it and said I was gonna try one more time, mmmm! Seeing your lovely chair makes me determined to get it right now! xx

  14. Ma Larkin 10/05/2010 at 10:22 am

    It looks fabulous and like something off the pages of country living that invariably costs a fortune. You are an inspiration!

  15. ♥coco rose♥ 10/05/2010 at 2:53 pm

    Oh I LOVE IT! REALLY REALLY LOVE IT!!!! What a super duper talented lady you are! Ah, how I go all giddy for the stripes. It looks super cool and the pics of it in the garden are gorgeous. I am sure you are going to have many a lazy sunny day in that deckchair! What a fantastic transformation. Just goes to show what you can make and revamp! Have a wonderful day and week and hope the weather is nice enough for you to have a long relax in it! xxx

  16. Ma Larkin 10/05/2010 at 8:04 pm

    Does the chair come apart so you can slide the new canvas on or do you have to manipulate it through the sewing machine whilst attached to the frame? Or have you hand stitched it? I have been wondering about it all day.

  17. Michelle 12/05/2010 at 9:12 pm

    Wow – thank you so much for all the lovely comments.

    I've had a few emails about how I covered the deckchair … I simply took off the old cover and used it as a template to cut out the new cover and then I used upholstery tacks to hold it in place. Does that make sense?

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