Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Patio Dining Decisions

The new-to-us vintage patio dining set is prepped and ready to be sprayed.  I even bought Beau his very own spray nozzle so that he can help, too.  It has to be a tag team project or it will never get done in time for sunning and crawfish this weekend. 

The decision has been jointly made to paint the patio set yellow.  As in we bought 100 cans of the John Deere Rustoleum yellow tractor paint. 

Inspired by one of my favorite color combos of all time (and found at the Viceroy Palm Springs), we are going for black and white cushions on the chairs. 

...had to slip in at least one shot of the Parker's Lemonade Stand for good measure, right?

If money was no object and New Orleans rain, humidity and summers were not brutal on all things outdoor, I would have custom cushions done to my specifications.  They would look exactly like this one from Lands End, which, I am sorry to say, is in navy instead of black. 
Lands End.   Why can't they have the black/white or white/black option?

Because I am unable to magically produce exactly what I want for less than approximately $150.00 per cushion (scarring), I am going to have to get creative and either go with these fun black and white stripey ones I found on Ballard (picture is having difficulty uploading) or this fun option that Courtney found from Tar-jay (here is the link...I am having serious technical difficulties with these pics....)

Now, white or black umbrella???



P.S.  Thanks for your interest in the Nate Berkus rug.  It went to a great home right down the street from us via Mr. Craig List.  The 8 x 10 jute rug is also a goner.  I will be posting some more fire sale items later this week! 

P.P.S.  I have to go to Dallas for depositions on Wednesday and Thursday.  Ick.  However, my personal carrot is that there is an Ikea there.  This will allow me to carry my Leran pendant back with me in steerage.  If only I could fly back with plants, patio furniture, rugs, Swedish meatballs....


  1. It's going to look great! Can't wait to see it! As for the umbrella...I think it depends. If you leave it up, I can see the white getting really dirty after awhile; however, the black could fade. Yikes. I'm no help.

  2. Yeee!! I CAN'T WAIT to lounge in the finishsed product drinking P-Diddy's coconut vodka!

    I vote for the black umbrella, not only for looks but since it won't show the NOLA-weather-trashing as quickly (mildew, dirt, water stains, etc.). As for the cushions, price-wise the Targay ones would truly be fine. Ballard, not sure which one you were looking at, but my 1st vote would be the Canopy Stripe Black and Tan-- though it's tan, not white, that might look weird? The tan looks light in the pic, but if it's dark in real life that would deffo not work. The Arden black Easy Care as the other option is true delightful!

  3. I love Tractor Paint! I sure wish they sold it closer to here. I use it for everything! Good luck with your cushions!