DIY, outdoor living, sewing project

Camila vs The Sewing Machine

  1. Happiness Is... says:

    I can't wait to see how your project comes out! Sewing is on my life's "to do" list as well!

  2. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says:

    Camila, good for you for saving that table & chairs. I bet it's gonna look fantastic when you are done with it. I'm trying to learn to sew better too.

  3. Re:Fresh Design Studio says:

    Funny, learning to sew is on my summer to-do list as well. My mother-in-law has been searching garage sales for a sewing machine for me. I'm so eager to start I actually picked up a learn to sew book at the library today! Good luck with your chairs!

  4. LindsB says:

    I love free finds, the table and chairs are great! They are going to look so pretty with that striped fabric- I cant wait to see how they come out- good luck!!

  5. Lynett says:

    Yay~ Can't wait to see the finished products- or at least one of the chairs!!!! Good luck.

  6. LenkaLovee says:

    good luck!
    you picked out a gorgeous fabric to work on this project!
    its going to be perfect for summer outdoor entertaining!
    can't wait to see the end result! 🙂

  7. Haven and Home says:

    You found that in the trash?!?!?!? You are so lucky! Great getting the table and chairs too, I can't wait to see the finished product.

    I am still battling my sewing machine too.

  8. Miss Madras says:

    One person's trash is another one's treasure. Great find on the trunk! Can't wait to see the table and chairs finished.

  9. urbansardines says:

    Wow, I love, love, love DIY! Can't wait to see your redo. For a little refurbishment inspiration, check out these furniture makeovers I posted today:

    someday, I'll learn to sew, I hope 🙂

  10. mrosev14 says:

    I am going to buy a sewing machine. That is a summer project. I need to find an inexpensive one though!

    That trunk is adorable, I am sure your client will love it.

    Also, that table, looks like you have your hands quite full with that one. I am excited to see how that is going to look. Happy sewing.

  11. Centsational Girl says:

    That project is so up my alley. Great find. Love the bright colored striped fabric.

    If you get frustrated with the sewing, Plan B could be to just spray paint the mesh fabric. I think a Rustoleum product might work, if it's the kind of mesh fabric I'm thinking of. And I can't wait to see what tablecloth or linens you come up with. You have such a great eye.


  12. Slices of Beauty... says:

    Wow, want to learn sewing too, very inspired now.

  13. Purple Flowers says:

    Your creativity is shining through!

  14. down and out chic says:

    i left you some blog love on my blog today:)

  15. Blair says:

    Oh, wow! Cannot wait to see how how your projects turn out. And I haven't forgotten your e-mail:) xx blair

  16. california dreaming says:

    Yeah! Can't wait to see how it goes – I am searching for a good basic sewing class to take and then I am going to try on my own for the summer. I spent about two hours in Barnes and Noble reading different sewing books and got really inspired – now to actually do it . . .

  17. Bromeliad says:

    You can do it. You were smart enough to save the original mesh.

  18. Stephanie Sabbe says:

    good luck with the machine! I think i have that one too. That trunk is freakin' awesome!! I would totally dig through my neighbors trash if they had stuff like that in there.

  19. Under a Green Roof says:

    what a great project! cannot wait to see the "after" pictures!

  20. Laura Casey Interiors says:

    You have made way more progress than me! I have been in Louisiana for a week and am up to my eyeballs in work, children and a to do list. Sewing machine is going to have to wait a little. I am going to learn through you in the meantime!

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