Sunday, July 28, 2013

Modern Outdoor Furniture Tutorial: Part 1

 I haven't been able to find any mini outdoor furniture that has modern lines...at least that I can afford.  So, I decided to make my own.  This is a first, so I hope it turns out OK.

First, I  made a chair frame.  This one is made from some left over 3/8" MDF.
 
Next I found a woven placemat.  This one is from Home Goods.

 
Then, I spray painted the chair frame the same color as the placemat.

 
Then I cut out pieces to fit each side of the chair frame out of the placemat.

 
I smeared a bit of glue on a piece with a stiff paint brush. I use Alleen's Fast Grab or Quick Dry because it holds well and dries clear.

 
I glued it on the chair frame and did the same with all of the pieces that I cut out.

 
Here you have the main part of the chair.

 
Next:  the cushions and chair legs.
 

18 comments:

  1. What an exciting project! I love the colour choice, the blue is especially very modern and bright. I can't wait to see the cushions and the final piece! I think it will make for a lovely outdoor scene.

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  2. ooh aren't you clever? Great job Cyd xx

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  3. Looks great cyd! I've been trying to contact the lady that made my furniture but havend got a reply from her just jet. I'll let you know once I do but it looks like you no longer need it!

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  4. So modern chair and very nice colour!

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  5. Brilliant! I would never have thought to use a placemat for outdoor upholstery.

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  6. Brilliant idea!

    JWT Dollshouses and Miniatures has some laser-cut kits that could also work (for next time): http://www.dollshousesandminiatures.com.au/kitsfur.html :-)

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  7. Wonderful! I like this color. Thanks for sharing.
    Greetings, Faby

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  8. Un ottimo lavoro e una bella idea!Grazie per il tutiorial
    Un saluto, Manu

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  9. Love the color and the texture of the place mat!

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  10. Fantastic idea and I'm so digging that colour. Love it =0D

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  11. Thanks for the post. What a great project. Keep up the good work!

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  12. Very clever and cool idea! Exellent work! Thanks for the tutorial :)
    Hugs
    Kikka

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  13. What a great idea...the placemat!

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  14. Looks great so far, I love the color!

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  15. In the West, outdoor patios, porches and backyards, decorated with teak bars, benches, wagon wheel ben-ches and patio tables add to the charm of the house. outdoor furniture

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