Thursday, May 6, 2010

Creating a Shabby Chic Outdoor Patio

After my last post, I received so many lovely emails and comments about my shabby chic porch. But I felt so bad that so many of you didn't have a porch and could only dream of such a room. Well, dream no more! All you need is is a small patio, slab or even front porch. I'll get you started, but don't quit dreaming! Go to your thrift store, garage sales and dollar store. Let's start with the chairs. I bought mine at Dollar General for around $10.00. It's your basic white plastic lounge chair.The I found this featherbed at the Salvation Army for $3.00. I added it for extra cush - but you don't need one!I put the cushion in the chair and purchased a slipcover for my chaise lounge. It arrived all wrinkled to my dismay. After I spent nearly an hour trying to iron the darn thing, my neighbor told me to wash it and put it on wet. That way the wrinkles would hang out and disappear. She was right I have since used that method on all of my slipcovers.
And tah-dah! Now use your imagination and put a little table with some bright red geraniums or some fresh cuttings from your garden. Even your little yard can become a shabby chic little haven. P.S. You can buy your slipcover from a number of sources or make your own. I bought mine from Lavendar Fields @


Vanessa said...

Very pretty! I love all sorts of shabby chic things.

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

What a cute and fabulous idea!!! I love this!!!

Debbie @ said...

Adorable. what a pretty transformation...and you will love it every time you look at it! I know I certainly would. I am wanting to transform my patio/porch area somehow...and this looks Wonderful...great idea!

julie said...

what a fantastic idea! turned out so pretty!

Anita @ the Pink Funny Farm said...

Very Beautiful! Now, I must decide whether to finish my "studio" this weekend or get distracted and make a slipcover!
Anita @ the Pink Funny Farm

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