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Thursday, April 10, 2014

No Sew Shabby Chic Swing Canopy and Seat Cover

I have had this wicker swing for about 15 years and have "recovered" it many many times.    I wanted to show you how I do it.....fast ( a couple of hours) ...... easy ( no sew )  and inexpensive (less than $10)
 First.... I keep an eye out during yard sale season for a full size comforter, dust ruffle, shams, and sheet set.....for less than $10 and in a color that I like!.
On the left,  you can see how the swing looked this morning.  The canopy "dust ruffle" was still hanging on after being wind blown , rained on,  and snowed on for about a year.  The comforter was still pretty good...forgot to get a photo of it before H cut it into 4 pieces for the cats to lay on out in the yard.   I hate to throw away anything...lol!
On the right,  you can see how the swing looked after a couple of hours!

The dust ruffle that I used last year was a twin size  .....the one I used this year is a full size.

Several years ago,  H covered the canopy frame with chicken wire to give me more area to attach the dust ruffle.
I use safety pins and cloths pins to attach the dust ruffle to the chicken wire and metal frame.
The dust ruffle hung beyond the metal frame so I gathered it up on each end.    I secured the "tail" with a piece of wire and tied a bow around it from strips that I tore from the floral sheet that came in the set.   

I attached matching bows to the front of the canopy with wire.    
Here is a photo of the under side of the canopy.

I laid the comforter on the wicker swing and tied it in 4 places to make sure it doesn't blow off.    I used the two matching shams as a seat cushion and back pillow in the green wicker chair.   

I safety pinned long strips of the matching sheet to the comforter and tied a bow around the swing to hold it on.   So there you have it..... no sew.....easy.....inexpensive....
I had plenty of time left before lunch to hang some flags on the clothes line.....


Sit and swing awhile.....
and enjoy the yard!

 The wildflowers that are planted next to the green house are beginning to come up.    I have wildflowers planted all over the yard ,  and  I am hoping that the back yard will look like a wildflower field!

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34 comments:

  1. Such a great idea! Oh my, I'm in love with that little cabin. The pink of course, makes me want to just hide out there. Soooo darling. I want me a spot like that!

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  2. Beautiful as always the things you do....
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  3. Very pretty! Love the colors and the lace :)

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  4. That has to be the sweetest canopy ever made!

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  5. This is so resourceful of you! SO cute too! I wondered where in NM you lived. I am a native, and this visit to Clovis was my first! I had heard that there were fun shops, so we made a special trip for it. I only wish I had had time to go through the linen booth! What a fun spot!

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  6. You are so clever in the covering of your wicker swing! Thanks for linking to TTF!

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  7. I just love what you do. So clever, yet so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

    Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

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  8. What a great idea, Penny. It is the perfect solution and a quick redo, too. Love the idea. xo Diana

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  9. Your little greenhouse looks like a little guest house! So cute!

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  10. Penny,
    I am always amazed that you are able to keep al these linens outside.... It rains a lot here and we get a lot of wind in the back yard because my row of townhouses and the one behind me sort of forms a wind tunnels. It would probably be wet and in shreds at my house!!

    I sure do love it though and wish I could do something like that!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  11. How clever! I love how it turned out!

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  12. OMG!!! This is beautiful and so unique. Wow. Found you via Meet the Neighbors!
    x Dana

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  13. Your garden is just so dreamy, I don't think I would ever get any work done because I would be lounging in the swing all day or having tea in the charming greenhouse!!!!

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  14. between your porch and your yard I cant decide where I want to spend more time its lovely

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  15. I know right now I would love a nap on your swing it looks so comfortable and genius idea how you covered it Penny.

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  16. another amazing project. You are so creative. Thanks for sharing this on Friday frenzy this week

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  17. Oh. I have been lamenting the loss of the canopy on my swing. Now I know what to do! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for saving me tons of money!

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  18. You are definitely handy I'd say! It's such a pretty feminine yard. That would be a little girl's dream. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

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  19. Love it.....so when can I move in? :) HPS Michelle

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  20. Oh my goodness----This is so cute!

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  21. You always do such beautiful work. Now I'll be looking for a dust ruffle and comforter at yard sales. Thanks for the post. I see your link at several parties.

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  22. Yard or porch? i can' t decide where i like to stay because everything is fantastic. You did a great job!
    KIsses
    Alessandra

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  23. I recovered mine too! Of course I love what you did! I always do..but mine is not half as sweet as yours. I NEED RUFFLES!! Mine is under the patio roof..so it get protected. Yours looks perfect to take a nap in..and I DO take afternoon naps on mine...snack, drink and book and I am out like a light! Can a home be a home without a lawn swing...yes..I s'pose so! :)

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  24. What a great job! It looks spectacular.

    Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  25. Visiting from Kammy's Korner. This looks like a very comfortable spot to sip some lemonade and chat with girlfriends. ~Michelle @ Dandelion Patina. http://www.dandelionpatina.com

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  26. Aww Penny this looks stunning, great job you did :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays ...

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    1. Thanks again for sharing Penny :) pinned and featuring this week at the blog hop ...

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  27. Now this is the most adorable thing I have seen all day. I love, love, love it. You are so smart.

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  28. This is SO clever! Thank you for sharing!

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  29. I love the way you've figured out how to cover the swing canopy - I could take the greatest nap there! Thank you for sharing this at History and Home this week. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  30. What a CLEVER idea! Your swing looks both beautiful and comfortable!

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  31. Such a very large yard you have in there. I really love this swing! Great place and so inviting!

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