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Friday, July 31, 2009

A Project I've Been Wanting to Do For a Long Time



At first there was only one large L-shaped rip in the shade, but after I bought the fabric to redo it, I came out one day to find the girls and their friends ripping it to shreds.

Me: What are you doing?!
Jane: Well, you're going to sew a new one, right?

Originally I thought I'd paint it either yellow or a leafy green, but when we went shopping for outdoor fabric, Jane & Zuzu formed an exceedingly strong attachment to this print, so turquoise ruled the day. (I was thinking of a more playful or modern print, myself -- maybe polka dots.) It's fun to indulge my children's random strong opinions whenever practical. And it is their swing.

I sprayed all of the plastic parts first with this, then I sprayed everything with this.

9 comments:

GrittyPretty said...

It's lovely. What a nice collaboration.

Betsy said...

Splendid.

Do you have to wait 7 days between Fusion and paint, to let Fusion cure as advertised?

marymary said...

I didn't even see the part about the 7-day cure time. I sprayed them both the same day. It's held up OK over the week or so since I painted it, but I guess time will tell.

Lili said...

Cool!

hannah said...

Very cute.

myimaginaryblog said...

Very nice! And clever. And resourceful. And thrifty.

Betsy said...

I imagine it cures as well with or without the 2nd coat; I was just wondering. And it looks great.

mermaids said...

gorgeous. I think they made a great choice for the fabric

OhSusanna said...

very cute.