This is a project that started ages ago but I realised I never came back to post the 'After' pictures. As it was so long ago now I have included the previous posts here as well as the after photo.
This first part was posted back on 18/09/2012.
This outdoor lounge is very sturdy but was drab, faded and dated.
Then I published an update on 20/10/2012
I recently started jazzing up my outdoor lounge. I had painted it
white and Mum had started recovering the cushions with calico as the
I had been trying to find a suitable outer fabric that
wouldn't fade from the sunlight. I couldn't find anything locally that I
liked or could afford. I ended up finding this one at an online
American shop, fabric.com. Surprisingly adding the postage costs to the price of the fabric still
made this a far cheaper option than buying anything locally. From the
time the order was processed to the time it arrived to my door step was
less than a week.
Here is a blurb on it.
outdoor solarium fabric is solution dyed (solution-dye process is when
the color is manufactured into and throughout the fiber, the color is
part of the finished fabric). This gives the fiber consistent and
durable color that stands up in tough environments, such as sustained
direct sunlight. This fabric will withstand 5,000 hours sunlight and is
perfect for porches, patios, deck side, pool side and boat side"
Now I just have to wait until Mum has time to sew these for me.
Now if you were paying attention, you would have noticed that the little table has changed colour too. I love my lounges now. They are so much nicer than the drab red. I love sitting outside and enjoying the breeze in the evening.