Remember that catalog of images that I told you I filed away in the back of my mind? Well, the stool above by Rachel of Smile and Wave is one of them. So easy. So clever. Love it. And while I was touring my second family's garden in Austin, I noticed these sad little chairs by the koi pond that had been covered by old cushions because the plastic straps were all breaking. Now I know we all do whatever it takes to make a good dumpster dive work, but sometimes things can be slightly improved with a little elbow grease and willing owners.
(once I got started, all I really needed was the hacksaw)
Yes, I sometimes do projects in my swimsuit... and in the rain... and with a glass of wine. I couldn't stop in the midst of a project just because it started raining! I had to get all those straps off so that we could wash, sand and spray paint later that day. The weaving took place the following day before we came back to Dallas.