Thank you for all your root canal well wishes! I'm still sore but everything went smoothly as far as root canals go so hopefully I'll be back up to full speed soon. In the meantime I finished this swing re-cover just before running out the door to the dentist. I'm so happy about it!
Here it is before. My friend Kelly gave it to me when they were selling their house (it didn't add to the aesthetics of their otherwise beautiful yard! Yay for me!). So it's been sitting here looking like this for about 2 years. It's super comfortable and has never collapsed when full of people so it's a great swing. Just needed a little TLC.
So I put Joey to work again. See that look of determination?? This color is Sea Foam Green from Rust-Oleum and it was only 2.50 a can at Walmart. They actually have a better selection than Lowe's (but it's kept under lock and key). I spray painted that trellis in the background too (nothing is safe).
I trimmed down a paper plate to make my scallops 8" across. I really love the addition of the scallops!
I pinned the top and bottom cushions together and then bound them with some more fabric. I did this part by hand because it was too tricky to get all those fat layers scooched in under my machine.
I used all new foam padding inside. I got a roll of NU-Foam at JoAnn. The roll is 24 inches by 5 yards and 1 inch thick. I think it's kind of spendy at 45.00 but I had a 40% off coupon so that wasn't too bad. I used one layer for the back cushion and two layers for the bottom (I had just enough!)
A couple of spunky pillows and I'm set! If the temperatures drop below 100 this is where I'll be!