17 August 2010

Deck Chair Reno Project

Oh I'm so happy with how my renovated deck chairs turned out. Mum rescued the originals from Council pickup and all I had to do was sand them back, stain them, make 2 new 'slings' and staple them on. A normal person would expect it to take one, maybe two days. Call it a weekend. But these beauties took me 20 months to complete; during which time we moved cities and had a baby. I can't even tell you how glad I was to cross them off the to-do list! Please tell me I'm not alone in my well-intentioned but snail's pace DIY.

P.S. that's Molly the schnauzer looking not-so-impressed.

Images: Steph Bond

8 comments:

  1. I have one here I need to do - where did you get the slings from?!
    And, for the record, it's one that got left outside and went mouldy about 10 years ago!

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  2. Hi Kathryn, oh good, I'm not alone. They look deceptively easy to fix up, but sanding all those sides... argh. So slings - I made them; got some canvas-type fabric, used the orginial daggy sling as a pattern, doubled the fabric so it would like nice from the back and then used a zigzag stitch at the sides and top for reinforcement. A cinch for you!

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  3. They look very chic now Steph. Well done you! I have some child-sized deck chairs that have been waiting for me to make them new sling for 4 years so I think your 20 month time frame was quite speedy!
    Clare x

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  4. Thanks Clare! That makes me feel much better. I'd love some child-sized chairs; how gorgeous.

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  5. they look great, worth waiting the many months to complete!

    thanks for the paper straw tip off they should be on there way to me as I type

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  6. Ooh why thank you Selina! For anyone else looking for those barber pole stripe paper straws, try Imprintables and Lark. Two of my favourites!

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  7. *claps and cheers loudly* and don't that look delish to lie in...Hi-5 for road side rescue!! I hope it was a massive ti k off the list too.

    Xo Steph

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  8. Oh no...I just picked 2 up off gumtree thinking i'd knock them over in a couple of days...I'm famous for procrastinating, I'll let you know when I get them done!

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