I saw on Instagram earlier that it is #nationalthriftshop day.
That's a holiday I can get behind!
So in honor of the day I decided to post about one of my "newest" vintage finds.
My husband actually found this wicker couch.
In perfect condition.
He sent me a picture and I loved it and then I said don't get it.
I really didn't have a spot for it. It's big and solid and heavy.
The cushions needed to be recovered.
You can't keep buying fabulous vintage wicker if you don't have a place for it - said no one ever.
But I did. And then I was sorry all night!! I won't do it again.
I told him I made a mistake but it wasn't meant to be because I'm sure its gone.
Trying to be philosophical and self - soothe.
(Didn't really help but I was trying to be an adult about it.)
But he went back the next morning, it was there and he got an over 50 discount so- tada!!
It was mine for under $40.00!!!!!!
Then last week before we had a large group over I decide to stay up half the night
and make some slipcovers for the cushions
which were in good shape foam-wise but the fabric covers were not good at all.
Here's a pic taken at 11 p.m. as I was getting started.
Porch light is all the light to be had for the photo op!
So it was late, last minute and, oh yeah, I don't sew.
I'm a sewing faker.
However, we have the internet and I found this amazing tutorial and I followed it.
I used a drop cloth from Sherwin Williams that I had on hand - cause, you know, midnight.
I couldn't believe how amazing the tutorial was.
It was quick
( I still have to go back and finish the handstitching on the back. A few still have "temporary" safety pins. It was midnight on Thursday before we had forty people for dinner on Saturday, so... pins) and I think they look amazing.
And worked a lot better for me than the $45.00 plus fabric quote I got per cushion when I started pricing "real slipcovers!"
And then since I was in a major time crunch I decided to pull down my "stash" and make envelope covers for some IKEA pillow forms I had on hand!
This vintage beauty is big - stretch out and nap big.
Don't worry- I sprayed the cushions with wrinkle relaxer before everyone came over. :)
Thank you Thrift Shops for existing!!
I'm glad you got your day!!
PS. Can you spy Biscuit in a couple of pics??
He is our porch dog. He loves it out there!!