Back a few weeks when we were getting the yard read for our family Easter, I mentioned to Mr. SS that I had found some oilcloth and wanted to redo a little patio set I had given my son and dil years ago. It had seen better days and I wanted it for a little spot across from the kids playhouse/swing set so I could sit and watch them play.
Well, before I could gather all the stuff I needed to redo the seats he was painting. So...I didn't get a before picture of what I call the Ice Cream Parlor chairs.
and the Singer treadle machine legs for the table.
But I do have a lovely before picture of the seats for the chairs.
Before I could even pull the staples out of the old seat covers,
Mr. SS was making a top for the table.
So here are the painted chairs and the finished table just waiting for new seats and a tablecloth.
I mark the 2" thick foam for the seats.
and cut it out with an electric knife (no, not the one I use to slice the Easter Ham). This is a garage sale buy that works great for cutting foam.
I use Tacky Glue and hot glue to glue the wood to the foam.
Then I cover it with cotton batting first.
I have my own cute little compressor and staple gun that Mr. SS got me several years ago when I took upholstery classes. I just can't handle a hand held stapler anymore.
Oops, as you can see by the bike on the ground here, I've got a helper.
Jack was only too happy to come help me hold the seats in place and take a picture or two.
Jack snapped this one of me starting to staple the batting on.
I pull and put pressure on the batting so it kind of rounds out the seat top and makes it easier to staple the Oilcloth, which is a little more stiff.
I start by stapling the four sides
and then work in the fullness in between.
Ta Da!! After cutting a circle for the tablecloth, my part is done too.
Mr. SS and I (and Jack) make a pretty good team.
I added a plant and a cute little chicken and this little spot is perfect. Just tonight I saw two of the grand kids sitting there having ice cream, so it's not just a grandma spot.
As I was proof reading (I know, if I proof read how come I still make so many typos?) I realized this is sort of a tutorial so that's what I'll call it. Wish I would have shown you how easy it is to make a circle for the tablecloth...well another time.
By the way, oilcloth is great for outdoors and you don't have to hem it which makes it Sew Easy.
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