Months ago, our friend Drew took us to dinner to show us his proposal plan for his sweet girlfriend. This guy had a PowerPoint of Pinterest pictures he wanted to use for inspiration for his backyard home movie proposal. He had the ring, the yard, and the plan but wanted help with the setup. My hubby, Taylor, immediately said we could build the chaise lounge chairs he wanted. We had some pallets on hand and he got to work. My job was to shop for décor! Y’all know that’s totally up my alley… SO fun!
I looked up a tutorial online via Shoestring Pavilion. We wanted to do something similar to her red chairs.
I’ll tell you- this project is a lot bigger than we thought. Our neighbor ended up helping too. Taking apart the pallets is the hardest part… so go read this tutorial for step by step directions!
This is what we started with. The cushions I finally landed on are from TJ Maxx and Home Goods… they are actually giant dog pillows. But they are made out of thick outdoor-like fabric and zip off to wash. Score!
This is the point at which we enlisted our neighbor, Jeff’s, help. Jeff works at Lowe’s so he is great for intensive projects like this!
Fast forward hours later… and they were still taking apart these pallets! (I was NO help for this part!)
After they were put back together, I gave them a good power sanding so no one would get splinters! Here we are trying the cushions on for size.
Ready for the paint! I used two coats of outdoor white paint, but still left a rustic look so the wood showed through.
To attach the cushions, I just hot glued some ribbon on all 4 corners of each cushion and tied it to the pallets with twine. This is important so the cushions stay in place, but are also easy to remove.
We set up the pallet chairs in Drew’s friend’s backyard with a little table I painted in the middle. He set up the projector facing a sheet hanging from the deck. Sorry I didn’t take more pictures!
Drew thought of every detail for a perfect night.
Congrats to Drew and Alicia! We can’t wait for your New Years Eve wedding!