Weekend Plans and Deck Inspiration

Nashville weather has been crazy lately. Last weekend and for most of this week the temperatures have been in the 50s. Doesn’t Nashville know that it’s almost summer?! I’m hoping that the weather will be nicer this weekend and that maybe we can squeeze in a pool day πŸ™‚

I’m also hoping to get a lot of the projects done for our deck this weekend along with going to an antique store to see if I can find some treasures to help spruce it up even more.

My plan was to spray paint the table and chairs black. While that’s still the plan, I’ve run into a bit of a snag. So far, we can’t get the legs to come off to spray paint. Without being able to do that, the part of the leg that’s up under the glass would remain green and since the top is glass, you would be able to see the green through it. So, I mentioned this to my roommate, Kelsey, last night and she jokingly suggested I cover it in burlap (since she knows I love that stuff). The lightbulb went off, I actually could cover it in burlap. Why didn’t I think of that?

I immediately started searching online for ideas/images for inspiration.

I could use burlap fabric and make a tablecloth of sorts, but instead of it touching the ground, I’m thinking about gathering it at the base of the table and allowing a bit of the legs to show at the bottom.

I wasn’t sure what to do for chair cushions, but stumbled upon this image online.

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via Cottage In The Oaks

Several months ago when I was visiting an old college roommate in Memphis, she took me to an antique store that sold burlap coffee bags. I loved them and bought one, not sure what I would use it for. Well, now I might have a use! I’m hoping the bag is big enough to make two cushions.

I also really love the idea of hanging mason jars with tealights from the deck.

This all might be a little too ambitious but let’s go with it for now!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Does anyone have any fun weekend plans?

With Love,

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  1. says

    Looks like they tied jute string either on the jar handle or around the rim and then hung them they way. Since I'm on the second floor apartment, I have the deck boards above me to hang from. There are some s hook screws already up there from where previous tenants hung plants or something. Thinking I could hang from those πŸ™‚

  2. says

    The person that we buy our coffee from for The Plaid Apron always sends us burlap coffee bags if you happen to need more πŸ™‚

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