Hi lovely friends! I told you the other day that I’ve been spending several days working outdoors and today I’m sharing a project that was very much overdue. I purchased this outdoor glider bench about six or seven years ago:
Isn’t it just pitiful? I covered the cushions once before about three years ago, and it was time to do it again! I’ve included affiliate links so you can find the products I used.
Doesn’t it look brand new??
I purchased this pretty fabric from Joann Fabrics last year, but never got around to recovering the cushions for this glider bench. Luckily they still have it this year, so I bought enough to cover my chairs out back as well.
The first thing I needed to do for this makeover however, was take care of that faded and rusted frame…
A little Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint from Rustoleum to the rescue! (I did no prep.)
This also gave me a chance to try out my new spray tent from Homeright that I ordered from Amazon…
It’s huge and perfect for those windy days when I need to spray. The only downside is it doesn’t have a bottom to it, but a drop cloth works just fine.
Then I sewed new cushion covers using my SEW EASY Outdoor Cushion Cover Tutorial. Did you know that the biggest search item that leads people to my blog is outdoor cushion covers? This tutorial is good, y’all, and seriously simple!
No fancy piping or zipper inserts and just look at those pretty corners…
That tutorial is for rectangular or square cushions like the bottom cushion here, which most are.
The top cushions of this set actually have a little bit of a curve to them though…
Which makes them just a tiny bit harder to cover (but still pretty simple), and you can see how to do that HERE.
I sewed new pillow covers as well…
This is just outside my front door. We have a bit of a courtyard area there.
The door is through that opening and to the left but it’s getting an update of its own at the moment. 🙂
Here is a peek at where I’ve spent the better part of the last week or so:
Remember my planter that I made from a curbside drawer front?
That was the only salvageable piece from what I believe was a buffet. The sides and back were cut from an old bed rail.
My hubby laid this beautiful circular stone tile pattern…
I love when I can bring a piece back to life, and this should be good to go for another three years now!
Our Get Your DIY On party theme this month is COLORFUL and this project came just in time and fits the theme perfectly! My GYDO co-hosts are also sharing colorful projects of their own today…
Vintage Pops of Blue in the Dining Room from House by Hoff
Tulip Spring Mantle from The Hankful House
Painted Piano Makeover from The Happy Housie
How To Make No Sew Curtains with Grommets from Artsy Chicks Rule
I might prefer a little more subdued palette on the inside of my home, but outside I love color!
The party fun starts this Sunday, May 1st, at 7:00pm EST.
Bloggers, come share your awesome COLORFUL DIY PROJECTS so we can inspire our readers!
I love when y’all visit…thanks so much for stopping by!
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