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When we decided to rent this house before actually seeing it in person, one of the biggest sale points for me was the fenced in backyard and attached deck. The vision was real – a workplace outdoors where I could enjoy the sounds of nature and let the kids play in a safe area that wouldn’t make my heart pump with anxiety.
While the paint dried on the chairs and table frame, we got to work on the seat cushions. The original seats were so old, there was no salvageable parts. I picked up precut wood rounds from Menards, and the padding from Walmart.
How to Reupholster patio seats.
What you need:
1-2inch foam padding
staple gun with staples
Use the wood rounds to trace a circle on the foam padding. Using a razor blade, or sharp knife, carefully cut around the padding. Lay the padding on back side of fabric. I used a permanent marker to measure straight out and leave dots around the seat. I gave myself a good 2 inches extra fabric to attach to the underside.
Connect the dots, then cut our the fabric. Place padding on the center of fabric, then wood round on top of the padding. At this point it is great to have a second pair of hands helping out. Really push down on the wood as you pull the fabric around, and attach in place with the hot glue. Now the fabric is attached, give it a second go around with the staple gun. Between the two, bugs and inclement weather should be kept out of the seat.
10 thoughts on “Outdoor Patio Set Redo – Creating a Work Zone near my kids”
What a terrific job!!
I really like the result, and also the color 🙂
Thanks so much Winnie!
What a nice patio area. What do you use in spraying the paint. I love the perfect touch
What a gorgeous pattio option! I always want to work where my kids are, but (like I assume you figured out), it’s tough when you have no place to set up outside. Great idea!
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Thanks, Brett! It’s very tough when you don’t have the space to work where they are. Having this has helped me get out and enjoy more fresh air too – something I think I don’t do enough when I get caught up in all the work.
Just as much as your interior needs decorating, your outside garden or deck is envisioned as an extension of your indoor living space – so you want it to flow, and be designed based on how you will use it the most.
What a nice patio set and area. I love the perfect finishing of the paint, what do you use in spraying the paint?
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The design you built for your Patio is beautiful. I was thinking of doing this myself. Thank you for bringing in a new idea and perspective from the mother’s side.
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