Monday, May 14, 2007

A Place to Sit

One of the "mostly non-knitting related" projects that was preoccupying my time last weekend where these puppies. B and I happened across a special that Michael's was having on ready-to-finish Adirondack Chairs with Ottomans. They were a good deal and I happened to have a gift card, so they were even a better deal - free!

We got busy painting them, primer and all. And by the time we were done, I'm pretty sure we had undone all the effects of the environmentally friendly changes we'd been making in our daily lives. We picked out spray paint because we thought it would only take a couple cans and the time it would save painting all those wood slats would make it worth it. First, I forgot how crazy-toxic spray paint is when you use it (my nose has only just now recovered). Second, it took about 12 cans. Sorry planet Earth, we owe you big time!

However, now that they are done, we are at least enjoying the outdoors more. We have a fairly big patio, but never really used it much. We never invested in patio furniture before because we always felt like we were about to move. However, we decided recently that barring any unforeseen circumstances (fire, flood, or a crazy rent hike), we would stay and see if this housing turn-down will finally allow us to buy our own place. So, we figured might as well enjoy those great San Diego mornings and evenings on our patio in free chairs!

Sunday night we took our wine and cheese out to the patio. (See Jess, I opted for the tumbler!) Even Jenny had a good time!

I call this a "mostly non-knitting related" project because the chairs can be used for so many things...but you know a lot of knitting is going to be done on them!


Theresa said...

They look great - love the color!

Jennifer said...

That looks like a perfect place to knit! I like the color you chose.

Nonnahs said...

I don't know what you're talking about- I'd say these chairs definitely count as being knitting-related! Can't wait to test 'em out!

amanda cathleen said...

looks like a great place to sit and knit! : )