Ode to the drop cloth, oh how I love thee! Seriously, you might remember from the post about the upholstering of our reading nook bench, just how wonderful I discovered drop cloths to be. Now my love runs ever deeper!
This is the pergola off of our stamped concrete patio. Last year we added a little one step up deck to the patio. We love the stamped concrete still after about 13 years but it's difficult to add onto and we had sort of outgrown the size of it. Plus we didn't have shade in the late evenings. We luckily have that stand of pine trees all the way across our back and that helps most of the day. Even with the pergola, Matt felt that we weren't getting quite enough shade so we started brainstorming. After several trips to JoAnns to look at muslin and oilcloth and $unbrella fabric ($44.00 a YARD, OUCH!) We gave up and picked up 2 4 x 15 drop cloths for about 6.00 each. Matt tacked them down with white pvc firring strips on top of the pergola pieces. Even if we have to replace these every year, it's a better deal!
SPEAKING OF DEALS!!! We've been wanting a chaise but they are a bit hefty on the wallet. As I pulled into Goodwill (I'm on the search for something special!) I saw a green one outside the door with a mildew covered cushion. $35.00. I dropped my money and the cushion and called Matt to tell him our good fortune! 2 cans of heirloom white later and she's good as new! Do you see her up there on the left? We did get a new cushion and pillow at HD on clearance so double bonus points! OH, before I left GW, Peyton and I spied a bunch of dress forms. We picked out the oldest one (she has THE most character with a silver oblong head and lovely silver legs that end in little paw feet~!) She's just gonna be GAWWWGEOUS with a coat of white paint standing in the corner of one of the girls rooms! (I'm holding this over P's head so she get's her room clean!) Isn't she lovely?