Saturday, June 07, 2014

A New Look for a Used Bistro Set

After our long, cold winter I decided I wanted lots of color on my deck this summer. I started by sewing bright, new cushions for our patio set. (I'll be posting simple directions for those later). I had some left over material and Mom graciously offered her vintage bistro set for my DIY project!

The seats and backs were attached with screws so I removed the screws and threw away top layer of the old fabric. I left the layer underneath that was previously on the cushions because it is easier to recover and I didn't need to replace the wood seats, backs or foam. I used the circles as my pattern for my new outdoor material.
I added 2 inches of material and cut out a circle for the seat pattern. I used a staple gun to attach them to the wood seats. I attached the covered seats to the chairs using new screws rather than the old rusty screws. I followed the same process for the backs of the chairs.

If you find a used bistro set and need a fresh look you can also spray paint the set before you recover the seats. I love how my recycled bistro set turned out and sometimes the older, vintage sets can be sturdier than some of the newer sets.

Enjoy a blessed day!
Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi

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