I've had these ubiquitous plastic patio chairs for years, quite possibly since they were fashionable as they were my mum and dad's before becoming mine.
They've been manky looking and covered in mildew and everytime we get nice weather like this I think about chucking them and buying new ones. Though something always stops me as apart from being unfashionable there is actually nothing wrong with them.
Are these chairs not the most popular in the world!
I've tried scrubbing them with washing up liquid blasting them with my neighbours pressure washer but to no avail.
I don't know why it's taken me about 3 years to think of it but today I thought I'd try bleach not something I use very often as I prefer more environmentally friendly cleaners but boy did it work a treat. It even doesn't involve scrubbing as i kind of painted it on left it to work and rinsed off and voila a perfectly shiny patio set.
I think use of a wee bit of bleach is allowed when you think of the environmental impact of throwing away plastic chairs with nothing wrong with them and now I can sit and knit outside hurrah!!
I think I may have to knit my lovely chairs one of these now. Melanie Porter's knitted chairs
Here's another example of eveything old being new, this little sewing box was handed into Resonate Arts House and I love looking through old sewing boxes, they seem to store so many memories but also so many useful things. All the bits n bobs here will come in useful for our textile club on Tuesday Mornings 10.30 - 12.30 or our knitting group on a Wednesday morning 10 - 11.30. You can keep up to date with these on my Facebook page.