Bean Bag Chair Slipcover


How many of these ole things have you seen at yard sales and at the thrift stores??  More than I care to count.  There is a reason !!!  They aren't ever available in pretty fabrics.  Mostly, team colors or like this one, dark YUK!  And when you ask your kids what kind of chair they would like for their room - they always, always say "I want a bean bag chair"!  So after we swapped beds around - Abby wanted a bigger bed instead of the cute twin beds shown here that I wrote about in a previous post.

So we switched the full size bed from the guest room and her twin beds.

We also did shelving out of iron pipe and 1 x 12s, but there wasn't much room for a place to sit and play her video games.  She kept asking for BEAN BAG CHAIRS.  All I cold think of was all the mess that was going to be on the floor along with these Bean Bag Chairs.  

While "OutOnThaPorch" one day, I was scrolling th…

DIY Hanging Kitty Perch !!!! as seen on OutOnThaPorch

In honor of National Black Cat Appreciation Day I thought I'd finish a post about a Hanging Cat Perch I started several months ago.

Here is the link to the Step-by-Step SnapGuide to make one for your kitty !
This is Yoda.  

He rules the roost around here at Pate Meadows.
 I'm sure you saw my OutOnThaPorch video on Facebook featuring my Hanging Kitty Perch or Cat Bed.  If not, check it out Here. It was for our Yoda.

Yoda is our 3 year old black beauty.  He is a rescue from the Williamson County Animal Center here in beautiful Franklin, Tennessee.

When our other two kittys contracted some crazy virus and died within a week of each other, we were heartbroken. So this time, I was determined to get a black cat.  I've heard that people don't want them because of superstitions and sometimes they are euthanized.  So when we saw this tiny little fur ball, we knew he was the one for us.   When we brought him home he was pretty much a ferrel cat.  It was January and the Star W…

No Sew - Dual Purpose - Table Cloths to Curtains

Hey Y'all !!!  
If you're here you probably saw my latest OutOnThaPorch video on Facebook.  If not, Click Here to see it.
In March, we had a baby shower for my daughter, Kasey to welcome the newest member of our family........... Wittle Baby Xander.  Isn't he just a doll !!!!
We knew it was going to be a boy so when I set out to make the bumper pads and curtains for the nursery, I knew I should probably keep the fru-fru to a minimum.  That's really hard for me.   So one day while going through the mail @OutOnThaPorch one day,  I found the invitation amongst all the bills and junk! 

 Didn't take me long to decide exactly what I was going to do. 
For the curtains, our Cuff Top Panels Pattern is my go-to pattern in a boy or girl nursery - if we are doing long panels.  They can be really feminine and elegant by using silk or linen....

I also love them in really cool and whimsical fabric ......

We mostly do a…


Y'all know I'm all about pondering on ways to improve things ..... making my life easier or more comfortable..... We all get inspiration from from each other on Pinterest and Instagram.

So one morning, while I was trying to relax OutOnThaPorch on my favorite swing bed to do my morning social media trolling......

and I say trying to because the sun was blinding me.  I couldn't seem to get away from it no matter where I moved.  

Come to think of it, I noticed that during certain times of the year, standing at the kitchen sink in the morning is also terrible now.  
Turns out, the new, larger, open sections on the porch has opened up a can of worms.  

True, we have this wonderful new space and the view is fabulous all year long, BUT.....

it just so happens, that during the exact time when I'm rushing around, washing breakfast dishes or having my coffee on the swing, the sun is unavoidable.  I had to come up with a solution.  Blinds or shutters were out of the question. …