Patio Setting Update
Well, you may have seen a post here under the title Spring Is Sprung a few weeks ago. Well, I realised that the little Zen garden table that I made was meant to go with these chairs but was sitting on it's own in the back yard. I thought better to bring the trio together and also get the table under the eaves where it will not be affected so badly by wind and rain. This is the result. I added the red stripe cushions that I made over especially to go with the red chairs that I had painted and removed the urn that was there previously and put the glazed pot with Zen like garden in its place. I improved the Zen garden with some little ornaments that I bought on the weekend from a Bonsai stall at the Better Homes and Gardens live show on Sunday. I think with the addition of the pagoda and bridge, it looks much better. Apologies for the quality of the photos of the table/Zen garden as there was glare on the glass. I hope you can see properly! I had two navy seat cushions, which I recovered with the red and white fabric, adding more batting for comfort and making new tie-ons. The glass was a left over from a previous project and I wanted to use it up. The little rake was made from a cheap wooden spoon and some wooden bbq skewers for the tines of the rake. The Buddha is actually an incense burner but you don't see that bit as it is buried in the sand. I only used sand for the top 4 inches of the pot - underneath is padded out with cardboard etc, as otherwise the pot would be too heavy to move. The glass top is sitting on stick-on plastic bumpers, adhered to the bottom of the glass. The little plant in the pot is a fake!