A couple of years ago we bought 2 chaises at IKEA
with plain old black cushions.
The first thing I did was make covers for the chaises out of a pretty striped fabric that I had on hand.
I loved the colorful stripes, but they faded quickly.
I replaced the striped covers with new covers made from an old duvet.
I really love these covers, but I thought it might be nice to have a fresh look for summer.
I found my old childhood chenille bedspread in the attic and cut it in half to make new slip-on covers for the chaises.
All the pillows were borrowed from a garden bench and
the nice thing about the white covers is that I can use just almost any of the plethora of pillow covers I have cluttering the attic.
These pillows covers will be what I use next on chaises if I can just find the second red floral pillow in the attic.
A sad change in the garden is the clearing of the jungle.
The Matilija poppy plant that was nearly as tall as the windows had to be trimmed back, but things are slowly growing back.
Last week I showed you how I used my father's old pitchfork in the garden.
This morning I dug out more of my father's old tools, stuck them in the flower bed and decorated them with last year's beach toys.
I know it's silly, but we look at the wall of studio when we sit by the fire pit at night
and the colorful toys combined with the vintage tools make me smile.
You might be surprised to hear that I like this little change in the garden - I asked Steve for a tall, skinny painting for the living room.
He brought his easel and paints into the yard to do a bit of plein air painting of the view from his favorite bench.
This change is only temporary for the garden, but it will trigger some changes in the living room soon.
The one constant in our house is CHANGE!
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