I found a curtain panel at Savers for $3 that I used to cover the cushions. I just cut the panel to size and wrapped it around the cushions so I can take it off for the winter months, wash it, etc.
I also found a pair of floral curtains that had green in it that matched the fabric for the cushion. Just another $3! I cut each of those panels in half and found 2 pillow forms in my attic that I purchased ages ago for a project that never happened. I also found an old mishapen (sp?) pillow that I cut apart and took out the inside of. I reformed that so I'd have 3 inserts. Then I just wrapped the fabric around it (this is actually how they wrap gifts in Japan!) and whoola! - new pillows!
All for a whopping $6 and about 1/2 an hour of preparation.
I also took a piece of lace that I had kicking around and threw that over the back. The bench really needs a repainting but that's a project for another weekend.
Then I had a brainstorm for the old wooden rocker bench we have on our patio. I'd purchased a floral quilt at an estate sale for $20. I don't know why I did. I didn't have any use for it. But now I do!
I folded it just so, and whoola! again - a new cover for the old rocker bench. I won't leave it on there, but will keep it handy and folded just right so when the mood strikes, I can just throw it on there.
Then I just had to throw in a pic of the new brick walkway from my patio to the backyard. I picked up the bricks on sale at Menard's and just kind of tossed them down, but my significant other said - oh, no, that's not the way to do it - and whoola! a new walkway!
My dog's toy got in this one, too.
I'm joining a couple of meme's (whatever that is!)
Summer Sundays at The Tablescaper
Summer Porch Party at Rose Colored Glasses
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Be sure to visit their sites!