Garden Seats: Before and After

Can you believe that my neighbors were getting rid of these charming little french country style iron seats? I came across these seats on a jog, and needless to say I quickly jogged all the way home to find my wallet before someone else got these! In the beginning, they looked less than appealing in a kitschy vintage fabric that was not meant for outdoors.

After a few weeks in my studio. First I recovered them, I found vinyl underneath the old fabric, which I kept because the vinyl provides a nice moisture barrier. The next step was to buy the perfect fabric that is made for the outdoors, but can be used indoors. I felt this fabric ny Sunbrella had a complimentary print for a round seat. I also liked the contemporary, yet abstract quality of the pattern. the fabric is very sturdy and will not fade in sunlight, which was important to me. The chair back is done in a light Belgian linen that will weather well. 

We are also getting in the mood to spend more time outside this summer. The weather in Los Angeles has been so mild and pretty.

I wanted to leave you with a little inspirational photography to get you going this week!

The gorgeous Ocean Beach in San Diego…

still honing my photography skills:)

xx,

Hilary

 

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2 Responses to Garden Seats: Before and After

  1. Some unique garden furniture can be really expensive. I love how you transformed something not that nice looking into something really fancy. Where did you get the Sunbrella fabric from as the pattern is gorgeous?

  2. Hilary says:

    Thank you Charlie! I agree, cool one of a kind garden furniture can be hard to find. I sourced the Sunbrella fabric locally in Los Angeles at a popular home fabric store that has been around for years called F and S.

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