Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sectional is complete (almost)

Hi - I'm back.  And since I should be studying and have a test tomorrow night - why not blog right??? Oh how we all love distractions...

So I first told you about the beginning of this outdoor sectional that I planned to build and then the SLOWWWW progress....but now I'm proud to show you the final version of the sectional.

Oh, and it's not painted yet, but as you can see, I did find some cushions on end of the summer clearance at Wal-Mart.  That's right.  Wal-Mart.  I almost used this cushion sewing post that I found from a brag post on and literally after I had ordered the foam from joanns online and was on my way to buy this awesome outdoor fabric I had found at Hancock fabric and when I thought to stop by Wal-Mart to give it one last try.  And at $13 per cushion - I couldn't pass it up.  With the time that I would have spent making them, yet these will do.  And they are pretty freaking comfy too.  

Here is the catch - I found 5 at one Wal-Mart and then all the back cushions.  Well, I quickly found out I needed 5 more.  I had Jimmy stop at one and he found one and then asked them to look up the inventory at other Wal-Mart's in KC.  And then....get ready....I drove around for TWO AND A HALF hours looking at like 5 Wal-Mart's and ended up with nothing.  I was pretty upset, but then my brilliant husband realized that I could probably get them online.  He was right - just for a $7 up-charge ($20 each vs. $13)...but it was worth it to complete the set.  

I would say it was a huge hit.  All the dogs LOVE it a lot.  They are pretty cute and comfy on it too.

I did have a plan and bought 2 of these - but then after the online find.  Done.

And as a side project - I spray painted (yep, still in love with spray paint) the white patio furniture.  Because guess what the next step is?  Paint the wood sectional black and weather proof it.  Jimmy was sick last weekend and on Friday night we started a fire in the fire pit and relaxed outside on the sectional.  I fell asleep - so I was either (a) super exhausted or (b) the sectional is really comfortable.  I'm going to go with both.

As an FYI - I'm now officially obsessed with building things.  I'm like a crazy builder person and I love it.  I can't stop thinking of projects - and guess what?  I already finished 2 more?


  1. I think you found your true calling in life! :)

  2. That looks amazing Brittany! I love it. Can I hire you and Jimmy to come to our house? :)