Looking forward to spring

While searching Kijiji I came across this outdoor dining set for $99.00. I practically ran to pick it up :)  It’s a little rusted but it will get a fresh coat of black when the spring finally reaches us. The owners originally purchased it at Restoration Hardware, many years ago.
Did I mention how envious I am of those who have their spring flowers poking up?  Well, I am.
Last year I had my patio restoned and this year I am going to be focusing on creating an oasis there.  I have big plans.  I will be making some large planter boxes which will get some nice evergreens. I’m going to plant ivy to try to cover up my fence. This is a new venture for me as I don’t know much about plants, but I’ll learn.
Here’s a reminder of how it looked after I had new patio stones laid.DSCN2942
I stopped off at the fabric store today and found some great outdoor fabric to recover this set and make some cushions for the new table and chair set. There was a sale on!  $6.00 / meter (or $5.50 / yard)! 
I will start making the cushion covers as soon as the snow melts, which at this rate could be June :)


  1. I'm envious of people with flowers poking up too! I love that set and the fabric and paint will bring it back to life!!

  2. Love that fabric!! Can't wait to see the finished product!

  3. Pretty fabric! You got yourself a deal on the table/chair set! I am so ready for spring! Green loveliness sounds so wonderful!

  4. Great score, and the fabric is perfect. I am a fairly new gardener, as well - the people at the garden centre down the road are really helpful, although I think they hide from me some days :)

  5. The fabrics are gorgeous! And great steal on the patio set! Can't wait to see the patio finished. :)

  6. i can't wait to see it all come together! it will look fabulous!

  7. Wow, the new set is going to look great with that fabric! I can't wait to see how it turns out. We have definitely had a bit of a warm spell here, and I just noticed today my mums are coming up (the green part, not the flowers). That is not to say we won't get 2 feet of snow by mid-week since it's still so early, but I am very much encouraged and can't wait to get some new plants!

  8. Great find! I'm trying to think of spring, too, but the foot of new snow we got last night kind of puts a damper on my enthusiasm! Maybe next month.

  9. What a great set. Can't wait to see it with a fresh coat of paint!
    I love your little oasis! It looks so fun and inviting. Great brick work!


  10. Fabulous fabrics! I love your little patio, and I'm looking forward to this year's transformation!


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