Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Thank you, Santa

Santa has been good to me so far this year. You all know how much I love to recycle. What do you think of my find that I picked up off the curb last week? This wicker loveseat was being picked up by the garbage truck later in the day, but I got to it first? In pretty bad shape, don't you think?

Well, after wrestling this wicker loveseat into the back seat of my car, I drove home to see if DH could do a miracle with the seat. The wicker seating was rotten through and falling apart in places. The frame was still good and strong ... just the seat part. So DH went out and bought a 1/2" sheet of plywood and cut out a new seat. Meanwhile, I disinfected the whole loveseat with soap, bleach and water and left it to dry overnight. By soaking and left to dry, the wicker will only become stronger and I must remind myself to do that every year.
Once I got my hands on that new seat, out from my stash came foam, batting and upholstery fabric. This is what the new seat looks like now. The only money spent was $8.00 for the wood. Not bad, eh! In the spring, I'll spray paint the loveseat as the paint has peeled off in a few places. :o) Talk about being in the right place at the right time!This is what my new-to-me loveseat looks like in my wee nook in my sewing studio. Now, when We 3 Quilters (that is what our group is called .... Debra, no blog Mary and myself) meet, we will be comfy for sewing. All that is needed is one of the deck chairs to be brought inside and we are all set for our next meeting at my place The battered old trunk acts as a coffee table as well as holding all my finished tops and if one of the girls want to see such and such top, well they can just open the lid and dive in.




Last month, DH asked me what I wanted for Xmas and he was told about a pattern that I have been yearning for. Finally, today the pattern arrived from Australia. Oh, happy days are here again .... guess what I'll be working on in the new year?



Yep .... Santa has been very good to me so far!




For my SSCS partner .... my gift is still intact .... for now. :o)




Have a great day, eh!

11 comments:

Ellen said...

Wow - you did a great job. One woman's trash is another woman's treasure!

Jennifer said...

What a great find, and such a useful seat now! The seat fabric really suits. That's a pretty Sue Daley pattern.

Janet said...

How fantastic and what a great transformation. It's got a great spot too. Have fun with your new project, it's a lovely quilt.

Chookyblue...... said...

love your christmas present from DH...........very happy to read the SSCS is still intact...........lol

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Well--you sure did better than me--
my wicker love seat cost me $150.00--but I believe it is a little larger and alot heavier--it is all white and we also but a board in it for a seat bottom--and I have big cushions on it for now--so you win the prize--Happy Holidays-
hugs, Di

Julie Fukuda said...

You did a great rescue job on that seat! I really looks like it was made for that spot.

Teresa said...

The love seat looks great, your sewing area cozy and what a wonderful pattern. Who's design is that?

al and sha said...

Love the loveseat. I can never find things that good. There isn't a good thrift store here in my town, so I have to drive an hour to Amarillo for any shopping. I've started a blog with my sister and would love you to come by.

retdairyqueen said...

Good Girl
Santa is still watching
Love your seat

Kim said...

Gotta love when we can turn trash to treasure. All of your supplies were just waiting for this project to come along. The upholstery fabric is a perfect fit! Will be fun to see how your version of this Sue Daley pattern unfolds. Happy holidays. :-D

W. Latane Barton said...

I love it. Your DH is a gem to fix a seat for it and the cushion fabric is perfect.