Patching up the Patio

So, I really can’t stand how stores prepare you for a season two seasons in advance.  I don’t want to buy swimsuits in January, nor sweaters in June.  Christmas displays long before Halloween?  Back to school stuff while my kids are still in school?!  It makes me cranky.

However, I will continue to enjoy the fact that patio furniture goes on clearance at the end of summer, because that’s when patio weather is finally beginning here in Phoenix. But if you only have a few weeks left of summer, don’t bother hitting the sales.  Just rehab what you have!  Like Laura from Top This, Top That who salvaged this sad set with snazzy outdoor fabric.

And Nicole from The Recycled Rose, who revived a set of hail-damaged chairs for a friend. (OK, it has been noted that these are not the exact same chairs.)   Her friend was originally from North Carolina, so Nicole mixed a little North Carolinian flavor in to the makeover.  (Hint: it’s the state flower). 
Pop quiz!  Can you name your state flower off the top of your head?  No peeking!

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  1. I’m impressed with all the lovely work!

  2. thanks for featuring this once upon a time skanky chairs!!! :)

  3. Anonymous says:

    The lounge chairs are very nice, but I have questions about the second set. The lines and style of the chairs in the before shot are different than the after shot. They seem like two different sets of chairs. Am I crazy?

  4. I just said to myself “those are not the same chairs”! You are definitely not crazy.

  5. so cute!!!!

  6. You are totally right about the second set! Somehow I missed that…

  7. I’m guessing magnolias? They look great!

  8. the flower is dogwood and the before chairs are not the same chairs as the after chairs. the lines are totally different. different enough that it’s highly unlikely that they were just re-cut to look a little different. also, the before pic doens’t look damaged at all. in fact they look quite nice to me, albeit very plain.

  9. the flower is dogwood and the before chairs are not the same chairs as the after chairs. the lines are totally different. different enough that it’s highly unlikely that they were just re-cut to look a little different. also, the before pic doens’t look damaged at all. in fact they look quite nice to me, albeit very plain.

  10. Haha I almost never come out from behind the RSS feed wall, but I just had to check the comments to see if I was the only one who noticed that those last two pictures are not the same! You guys are on the ball, though. :)

  11. Yes I can. It’s the Alberta wild rose. Also the name of a political party here in ranch country.
    I totally missed that the chairs were different and was only wildly impressed with the transformation.

  12. Dogwood! (Thanks to my 36 page report of North Carolina in 6th grade. In Canada, of course ;)

  13. Definitely not the same two pairs of Adirondack chairs. There is a bit of blogger exaggeration on this one.

  14. Saguaro cactus flower. Which I only remember because many sources simply say “saguaro cactus.”

  15. You are sharing nice article description is unique and simple. I like your writing skills thanks for this great one.I’m impressed with all the lovely work Thank you
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