Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Super Duper Wicker Re-Do Deux

So, last week I teased you guys with a wicker re-do reveal, but to build suspense, I left you with a cliffhanger! Well at long last here is the reveal! But first I want you to say "Super Duper Wicker Ro-Do Reveal Deux" five times fast! Haha...okay enough funny business, on to real business. You remember the photos I showed you last week here? Sure you do! But here is a re-cap anyway....


Give me your old, your shabby, your sunburned wicker and I'll give you.......


............a  beautiful transformation that gives a worn out old wicker couch a new lease on life!



I printed the fabric myself which I will tell you about later, but for now just wanted to show the amazing difference some paint and coordinated fabric can make. I know we've all seen it a hundred times but it never fails to amaze, inspire and transform. The power of paint!


Here you can see the wire mesh, called Stucco Corner, I used to wrap the bottom edge of the couch and contain all the loose and fraying edge pieces. It acts like a 'bumper' and keeps any further damage at bay.

 And remember I told you I found this couch with two matching end tables? The tables were in near perfect condition and didn't need anything other than a coat of paint to match the couch.

BEFORE
AFTER



The tables had glass tops with a recess beneath the glass, presumably to put decorative items inside, under the glass. I had JUST SO HAPPENED to find two identical frames the same day I found the wicker set and they JUST SO HAPPENED to fit exactly inside the table lip, underneath the glass. I did not plan this, nor did it occur to me when I found the frames (at a completely separate location than the couch and tables) The tables just looked like something was missing when I finished painting them and the glass was placed. I looked around the garage and my eyes fell on those frames, among the pile of treasures I had rescued from the trash that day. I tried it, it worked. They added the perfect extra 'something' the tables needed to finish them off. I know some of you might be doubting that one could be so lucky, but I swear it's true!


My daughter put some of her artwork under the glass and I love it!

Cost to me? $24 for a gallon of paint (and I used the WHOLE gallon, painting wicker uses a lot of paint!) about $7 for 20' of Stucco Corner and less than $20 for the fabric on the cushion covers. All the rest was free and, at least for now, out of the landfill. I'd say a pretty good days work for a look like this........


And a big thanks to my friend Lora for the use of her home to stage these photos. Thanks Lora, you're awesome!

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11 comments:

LazaFlair said...

Fabulous! I've been waiting anxiously to see the final result. It was well worth the wait. I'm totally jealous!(In a good way)

Pamela Bates/Bates Mercantile Co. said...

Well that turned out SUPER! my favorite touch......your daughter's artwork!!

Kathy@ Gone North said...

WOW!!! Great transformation!! Love the color... I was going to ask how much spray paint it took... & then you said a gallon... you brushed the whole thing!!! That was some work...
Very nicely done...

Kari said...

These are sensational!! Oh and congrats on all the hits from AT and all the other amazing sights for your fab rug!! My mom sent me a link the other day, then proceeded to call me and tell me about it. I said, I know Laura did it :) She was so amazed and isn't at all into design. I think she is looking for a tablecloth for me to do this to!!

Kari @ the Sunset Lane

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Laura/Hayestone/Design Share said...

Thanks you guys! @ LazaFlair: Waiting can be sooo hard...thanks for sticking with me! @Kathy: I didn't brush the paint, I sprayed it with an electric paint sprayer. That would have been a LOT of work if I'd brushed it! @Pamela: Don't you mean SUPER DUPER?! ;-)My daughters artwork is my favorite too! You are a sentimentalist and like the simple things in life, am I right? @Kari: That is sooo funny about your mom coming across my rug and telling you about it! Way cool! It's a small world....Thanks for all the sweet comments!

Cat@BudgetBlonde.com said...

Hi Laura! I just found your blog today! I love it! And I just watched your appearance on Nate Berkus. Congrats on that!!! LOVE the stencils. That is pretty much one of my favorite designs ever!!!

xoxo
Cat
@BudgetBlonde

Nama Halacy's Comfy Cottage said...

Hi Laura, I just wanted to let you know that I copied an idea of yours and posted about it with a link to your blog! Thank you for being so amazingly creative!!

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

How adorable. Great color choice too! I saw your fabric rug on Pinterest, BTW!

Warmly, Michelle

blesid said...

Absolutely amazing!!! Love it all, the color, the fabric... super great!!!

Katie said...

I absolutely adore this! I love the colors and the fabric you chose! I'm featuring you on my blog today! Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button!

http://craptastickatie.blogspot.com/2011/08/five-feature-friday-4.html

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