Posts Tagged with ‘Canvas’
13 Oct 2013
Silence on the blog usually indicates one of a few things. One: We have fallen off the face of the the flat earth. Two: We have fallen on our faces at work and on the boat. Three: We are still sleeping in from two Sundays ago.
If you guessed Three you now know what I wish we were doing, but really it’s some combination of One and Two. Let’s get right to it!
Finally the teak caprails had dried enough in the sun for me to put in the teak bungs. A few months ago I had ord […]
07 Feb 2013
I know some of you are wondering where Tate ran off to. Maybe I stuffed him in one of my many cushions? This blog has sort of become the Dani Stewart show but don’t worry. We’ve run into to some complications with the bowsprit and I promise Tate will enlighten you soon.
For now however the show must go on!
A little over a week ago I called out into the deep and vast canyon that is the internet looking for color suggestions and surprisingly found almost every color recommended in the […]
30 Jan 2013
I’ve really been on a kick lately since I brought home all of our boat cushions. After great success adding 1 inch of the magical green foam to our Salon cushions, I couldn’t wait to try it under our V-berth cushion foam.
I debated a while on what to do with these cushions because they are older and in worse shape than the ones in the salon. Maybe we should just replace the foam all together? The foam is no longer level with the left side being squished and much flatter than the righ […]
28 Jan 2013
So we’ve explored the different types of foam and layers techniques you can use to redo the insides of boat cushions and mattresses, but what about the outside? Let me just throw it out there, removing our tight Sunbrella cushions covers from the foam, layers and poly fill is a royal PITA. After Tate helped me fight the magical Green Foam into the current covers, he no longer questioned me why I want to make slip covers for our cushions.
I’ve heard and read this is a good idea, plus […]
26 Jan 2013
In two days on January 28th Tate and I will celebrate our one year anniversary. I can’t believe it’s already been a year, and truthfully it has been the happiest year of my life so far.
So what does the best husband in the world get his wife for this wonderful year? Only one of the things she wants THE MOST on Sundowner. Comfortable boat cushions to sit and lay on, using a blank check of course! Seriously these cushions need help. You may remember I touched on this topic some time ag […]
18 Sep 2012
This blog has mostly been geared toward engine room and exterior refit but fun times are ahead as I begin to plot the interior refit. One of the items on my wish list is new foam for our salon and V-berth cushions. The V-berth isn’t the only place we sleep, in fact the dinette table drops down and the back rests fill in for a great full size sleeping area (the most coveted of all sleeping berths) and the two long starboard side settees are also perfect for sleeping.
Now the existin […]
15 Sep 2012
More Canvas! Soon after the propane grill cover it was time to make some new foil backed boat curtains. The old curtains were made out of some kind of white cotton material and were literally falling apart and letting lots of heat into the boat through our round portlights. I really wanted the heat issue fixed before sailing out in the middle of summer for weeks.
I also found the stark white color wasn’t easy on my eyes and wanted to find something warmer. Sweet, I get to decorate! A plea […]
12 Sep 2012
Back in May right before our trip to Orange Beach my mom came into town to make a custom Magma propane grill cover. You see we are lucky in a sense because my mom works with canvas, and she’s good. In fact before moving onto a sailboat here 3 years ago to help my sister out with her two sons, she lived in the Florida Keys on a sailboat for 7 years and worked at a canvas shop making cushions, biminis, dodgers, and other various canvas creations.
My mom first introduced me to life aboard […]