Thursday, June 16, 2016

How To Refurbish Your Patio Cushions for Under $20!

One of our summer home projects was to refurbish our patio cushions. 

We watched some YouTube Videos and read some blog posts on what other people used to refurbish their patio cushions. 

We settled on this Dupli-Color flexible finish paint in the color Burgandy that we purchased from Auto Zone. It costs $8.00 a can and we used two cans. 

Here is a look at the before of the cushions. 

We brought the the cushions to the garage. 

We vacuumed them, wiped them off with a damp towel, and then used some packing tape to remove the dog hair. 

Andy put on his mask and got to work spraying each cushion. 

Use light and even strokes, just like you would if you were spray painting a project. 

We placed the cushions on the driveway to dry. 

This product dried quickly. 

We used two coats on each cushion. 

Here is the after!! 

We are so pleased with how well the cushions turned out. 

The faded parts are gone and there are no streaks. 

Here is a look at the cushions in full sun. 

We filmed the entire process. You can watch how we refurbished our patio cushions on the video below. 

Thank you so much for looking. 

Hugs, Shelly

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Remember Card Share

Today I have a card to share with you.

It is a tradition that I make my daughter, Emily, a card for her last day of school.

I kept this card simple, but had fun adding color using my Gelatos and an aqua pen. 

The card is a cut file from the Silhouette online store and it is called valentine bubbles of love. 

I cut a piece of watercolor paper to fit behind the circle shapes. 

I then traced the circles onto the watercolor paper. I colored in the circles with the Gelatos and then used the aqua pen to blend out the color. It gives the card a fun crayon/watercolor look and I love it! Emily did too!

The heart banner and remember are from Elle's Studio, Little Moments collection

For the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Elle's Studio, Little Moments 6x6 paper for the left side of the card. For my inside sentiment, I cut the "you are amazing" using my Silhouette Cameo and some more Little Moments paper. 

Even though the card is simple, the tradition behind it is priceless and I enjoy making them every year for my sweet girl. 

She had a fantastic 8th grade year and is truly amazing!!

Thanks for looking. See you in the next post. 

Hugs, Shelly

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