Thursday, June 3, 2010

Polka Dot Pizzaz!

Spiffing up the outside furniture with a little pizzaz!  Got some outside canvas type material and made a new cover for the cushion.  Added ties and tied it 3 times through the middle.  That was easy.  I also had bought material in the lime green and black stripes, but not knowing the length of my picnic table, I didn't get enough material!  So used left over of the polka dots to put at each end.  After I got that done, I think it actually looks better that way.

So the picnic table has polka dots at each end.   Sewed an edge around the whole thing, and then stapled it to the underside of the table.  Have usually done a plastic table cloth every summer, but they are also hard to find in the right length.  This will let the rain go right through, so that should be better.  I'm sure we'll only get the one season out of it, but it looks cute.  I'm going to get some darker stain  and stain the benches. 
Something caught Odda's attention!  Her coat looks pretty shiny here, but she does need a bath.  I've been brushing her every other day, and all the third coat of hair is almost out.  She had a lot of hair for winter, and now she looks thinner with it all out.  She is now 15 months old, but still a pup!  A goofy teenager in fact.  Willful and doesn't always do what you want her too!  But is getting better.  We have an appointment at the groomers for next week.  I hope she'll be a good girl for them, as she doesn't like water.  Is quite the handful for me when I give her a bath!  Guess I haven't done it often enough.  But in MN you don't give your outside dogs baths!
I've been up since 5 am this morning!  The birds are making a lot of noice.  The geese and loons woke me up.  They are really loud!!!!!  Telling me to get my BuTT out of bed!  Hope you all have a great day!


Anonymous said...

The cushion and table cover are adorable! Makes me want to do the same.

Odda looks so beautiful in the picture. Our youngest cat is going through the clumsy, goofy teenaged time right now. Kinda reminds me of a bull in a china shop!

Hope your day is great.

Country Whispers said...

Your cushion looks nice and that tablecloth looks perfect with the polka dot fabric on the ends.
We bought a big sheet of clear plastic in the fabric dept. of Walmart and covered our picnic table with it. That way all you need to do is wash it off and it lasts a long time.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Love the polka dots, and I think that they are perfect at the end of that striped fabric on the picnic did great!!
Odda looks so beautiful and well behaved in the photo!! She is a character:)

Betty said...

I love the new cushions and table cover! Look so summery! :) Good job!
Odda looks beautiful too. I agree, outside dogs do not like baths. Our Lady didn´t either.

Sandy said...

Love your polka dots and stripes...great job!