A little over a year ago my brother and SIL Jenna introduced me to Knock-off Wood on facebook aka Ana White. You may have read me singing Ana’s praises in this post…or this one…or this one. Did you see the shelving unit I made when we decided to de-fold our bi-fold door in the bathroom? In case you missed it, here it is
Well my very first Ana White project was a deck chair that Jeff and Jenna helped me build. I took a day off work and went to Jeff and Jenna’s house with this in tow
More accurately, I had this shoved into my little Kia (which wasn’t nearly as interesting as how I got the finished chair home). I started measuring according to Ana’s cut list and Jeff started cutting
Then we started to assemble. I tried to sit in it like this, but it didn’t work well. Although it did make a good place to do those sitting push up type deals
Considering that I don’t know what they are actually called much less actually do them, we decided to keep going on the chair and start building the seat part.
I think I was just really surprised/elated to see the chair coming together, so I don’t have anymore pictures until it’s finished so here’s the big reveal
Then we packed up the chair and I took back roads home hoping that I wouldn’t see a police officer that didn’t appreciate half of a chair hanging out of the window of my car. I made it and the chair found a temporary home on our deck so I could take some non-Blackberry pictures. Side note: I promise I’m getting a new phone so you’ll get better pictures when I don’t have my camera handy (just waiting for my belief points to add up since I’m a cheapskate frugal gal). Here’s what it looked like on our deck last summer
Isn’t it lovely? Isn’t it wonderful?
I have some colored stain that I wanted to take to this little creation, but I was waiting to do it until I had the right fabric for the cushion. I did have my heart set on a pretty yet fun floral pattern so I had to put it on the chair to test it out
A couple problems
- This is not outdoor fabric. That can be fixed with a little UV spray and a little waterproofing spray like this one
- I can’t find foam for cushions in a price range that I’m willing to pay for (refer to the aforementioned “frugal gal” comment)
Then while on a recent trip to Target I found a couple cushions on clearance for just $6.48 each in a great orange color. I think the daisies will become pillows but now I’m not so sure about the color for the fabulous chair.
Here are a few other options
Who has a favorite? Who’s helping me pick a color?