Waterproof Cover Design for Grills

We know that even through Summer, keeping your grill cover handy at a moments notice is always a good idea to prevent elements like rust from damaging one of your favorite pieces of patio furniture to gather around. Sometimes, a Summer Shower means torrential rain, sometimes it just enough to water the geraniums.  We kept both of these scenarios at the top of mind when designing our Madrona Collection’s key feature: taped seams.Madrona Taped Seams

Delina, Designer of Madrona Collection
Delina Wells is the designer behind our Madrona Collection. (More from Delina and how she likes to enjoy sunny weekends in Seattle here!) When asked about the key element for this collection, she let us know that, “All of the critical seams in the Madrona collection are seam taped to prevent water seepage.

The vents and handles are patched on the covers in order to reduce the number of seams and design lines. We seam taped all of the patched on elements as well to help keep rain out and furniture protected..”

Delina puts in a ton of research into her inspiration for colors, fabrics and features and when asked what she brainstormed for Madrona, she quickly replied:

“The colors of the Madrona Collection were inspired by a lush lake front home with lots of large Madrona trees and window boxes filled with red geranium. These inspirational colors are evident in the details of the designer striped handles and webbing attachments.”

Madrona Collection Color Inspiration

The Madrona RainProof Collection by Classic Accessories keeps your grill safe giving you peace of mind for years to come. Our RainProof fabric combines style and durability with taped seam construction to keep rain and weather out in all conditions.

Our Madrona Collection is available here, we suggest the Madrona Rainproof Patio Barbecue Grill Cover for the remainder of the Summer with your grill, you’ll love it!

Sources:
Delina Wells of Classic Accessories
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Waterproof Cover Design for Grills

Classic Community

Classic Accessories is based out of Kent, Washington. Which is a hop, skip and a jump South of Seattle. We have been based here for many years and through them we have connected with some of the great resources that make our community great.
Last week we had Bloodworks Northwest out here again for a donation day in their “Bloodmobile” and we were able to give enough to save 63 lives! It takes less than 20 minutes for the whole process: check in, donate and be rewarded with delicious treats. (easy right?)

Who is your donation helping?  Check out our last donation day here.
Local patients need blood transfusions for many reasons like cancer, chronic illnesses, blood disorders and surgeries. One thing they don’t have to worry about when they are facing a health challenge is blood being available because of donors like you.

Why Give?
The blood supply for our region depends on thousands of local individuals every week who make the decision to give blood and help keep folks safe when they need the gift of life-saving blood.
Did you know…
• A total of 30 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S.
• Only 5% of the population donates
• Each day, nearly 900 people must donate with BloodworksNW to meet the local need
• The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs
• Every 2 minutes, someone in western WA is receiving a transfusion

This Spring we also walked up the street to Northwest Harvest to spend a day volunteering in their fulfillment center. Northwest Harvest’s mission is leading the fight for hungry people statewide to have access to nutritious food while respecting their dignity and promoting good health.  We had 28 staff members contribute and help pack 5,550 pounds of rice which helps feed 4,269 families in our community. That’s HUGE!

Hunger Fast Facts for Washington:
• Washington is the 23rd hungriest state in the nation.
• 1 in 5 kids in Washington state lives in a household that struggles to put food on the table.
• 1 in 7 Washingtonians relies on SNAP (food stamps), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which is severely threatened by budget cuts. Half of all people on SNAP are kids.
• The majority of working-age Washingtonians who live in poverty are actively working or looking for work.
• Since the start of the recession in 2008, Washington has cut more than $12 billion in discretionary spending from our state’s operating budget, all in the areas of public safety, higher education and basic needs services.
• 1 in 5 Washingtonians relies on their local food bank.

Summer – isn’t always the most favorite season for kids.
Northwest Harvest also runs a Kids’ Summer Food Club which reaches kids who normally have access to meals during the school year during the Summer months by serving kid-friendly food to areas where 1) we have partner programs, 2) no near summer meal sites, and 3) where over 50% of the children apply for free and reduced meals during the school year.

Classic Accessories has also taken a local elementary school under our wing and each year we do an annual school supply drive for our neighborhood Redhawks. Anything from glue sticks and binders down to our favorite boxes of Crayola, we are rounding up supplies to fill those backpacks up come September. Donations don’t stop at the classroom, some of them go straight to kids in need of warm coats and shoes to the nurses who need first-aid items. All of them go to the well being of our community’s kids. What could be better?

It’s no secret that we are all about the outdoors – it’s kind of our thing. How to protect your favorite investments all year round by loving our own outdoors from season to season. So it wasn’t a surprise when we decided that this Summer we would partake in a local park clean up, more to come on that in August.

Showing off our products and the in-house teams here at Classic Accessories is easy. It’s the culture here and a strong sense of community that really gives us a base on which to grow ideas which ultimately we get to share with you, in the form of products and services. Some may say “it all starts at home” and home is a term we use here as well. Home to our team is our community around us here in Kent, Washington that we are so proud to be a part of.

Classic Community

Are you entered to WIN?

It’s been an amazing year with our Loyalty members, and we couldn’t be more thankful. To say thanks – we’re giving away some great prizes in our first-ever: Loyalty Appreciation Giveaway. Winners* will be announced on December 1st, 2014 – just in time for the holiday season.

  • Grand Prize: Weber® GenesisTM E310 Grill + Grill Cover of your choice
  • 2nd Place: $250 store credit to ClassicAccessories.com
  • 3rd Place: Grill cover of your choice

Are you a Loyalty member?

Sign Up for your chance to win!

Loyalty membership is free and comes with several perks:

  • 15% off all orders from the Classic Accessories Store (24/7/365)
  • Enter to win a $100 American Express gift card given away monthly
  • Receive monthly special offers on seasonal items
  • Monthly product giveaways
  • Be the first to try out and give feedback on new products
  • Entry into the 2014 Loyalty Appreciation Giveaway

*For official contest rules please visit: http://classicaccessories.com/loyalty

 

Are you entered to WIN?

Fresh Ideas to Kick Patio Season Off Right

We’re officially in patio season, why not mix it up this year? Below are some fresh ideas from some of our favorite bloggers.

1. Sarah Le from I am Food Blog has a delightful take on a summer picnic salad. This Vietnamese and foodie inspired the salad uses fresh ingredients like: mint, cilantro and lime, and features quinoa, veggies and a little sriracha for spice. Check it out!

2. Kristin Jackson of the Hunted Interior, created a beautiful backyard oasis as part of a HomeDepot.com style challenge. We noticed her work last year when she stenciled her stained deck with a large graphic pattern making it a unique and bold space: here. Take some inspiration from her latest outdoor creation with a simple palette that pops, a creative wall of plates, and a fun bocce court.

Kristin-Jackson-Patio-Style-Challenge-83. Apartment Therapy has a great post to help you get started creating your outdoor dream space. Sounds pretty practical and fun! Once you go through the steps, you’ll have a clearer idea of what needs fixing, what you would like to incorporate, what supplies you have on hand, and what supplies you might need. Browse Apartment Therapy’s site if you’re looking for DIY inspiration, they have a ton of great ideas.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

Fresh Ideas to Kick Patio Season Off Right

Ask Martha

Martha has some great tips on creating outdoor spaces for entertaining. Whether it’s a full on BBQ or morning coffee outside with a good book, creating spaces with thoughtful purposes is the secret to having a nice flow to your outdoor space. Check out her quick tips on making it work for you and your next gathering:

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Ask Martha

DIY – Urban Patio

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Having a smaller outdoor space sometimes means you can’t fit everything in you’d like. You have to be a little creative and think outside the box (or balcony). Here are some creative ways to DIY your patio in style.

1.  Vertical Garden
Ash of Sugar and Cloth, DIYs the heck out of a hand rail – transforming it into a beautiful vertical garden. Genius, pretty and space-saving. She also has a tutorial for some cute stepping stones here. 

2. Outdoor Bench
This can be completed in under an hour, I don’t know about you – but time and space are two things I’m short on. This bench is made out of 12 cinder blocks  and 4, 4x4x10 pieces of lumber that fit into the cinder block spaces. These materials cost under $40. You can celebrate your own style by painting the cinder blocks and finding or creating cushions you love.

3. Hanging Pillows
Make your storage chest into a comfy bench for your outdoor space. This DIY uses a suspension/curtain rod, pillows and some fabric to transform an ottoman or trunk into a cozy, modern seat.

Happy DIY’n!

Photo Credit: “Vertical gardening” by Ruth Hartnup, used under CC BY / Overlayed text

DIY – Urban Patio

Weekly Round Up: Resolutions for you and your home

1. Make it fun/Break it up!


Make your resolutions fun by choosing some things you love to do and spending more time doing those. Resolutions don’t need to be dreadful!  For the less fun tasks, like organizing your garage, or creating lifestyle changes – make it easier on yourself by breaking it into steps, baby steps. You have a year, right? This helps you visualize and mentally prepare to meet your goal without getting burned out. Think gradual. Read the full article here at Houzz: http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/6152616/list/11-Easy-Ways-to-Keep-Your-New-Year-s-Resolutions

 

2. Declutter/Weekly Maintenance


Declutter your home this year – purge some things you don’t use and don’t need anymore for an instant makeover. Stash items like DVDS, remotes and shoes in baskets for neat storage. Keep the mess at bay by doing all dishes daily, no ifs ands or buts! Weekly, clean your entire home; if you have the manpower, divide the chores into 3 parties. Try rearranging living space furniture so that pieces interact with each other (not just the tv) to help engage conversations with guests and family. Want more sound advice? Head over to HGTV to read the play by play: http://www.hgtv.com/organizing/5-new-years-resolutions-for-your-home/index.html

 

3. Slow Down.


“Slow Down, Calm Down, Don’t Worry, Don’t Hurry, Trust the Process.” – Alexandra Stoddard

This message goes against modern culture – lots of us are hurrying through our lives and to-do lists. Alexandra, from the Inspired Room, recommends slowing down, and “finding peace in the process,” and using these eleven words to guide you this year. We agree – check out her article and poke around for 2014 project inspiration: http://theinspiredroom.net/2014/01/04/11-words-new-years-resolutions-for-your-life-home/

 

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From the talented:

  1. Tambako the Jaguar http://www.flickr.com/photos/tambako/4026934515 – http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/
  2. mcarruth http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelcarruth/211542955 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/ – http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/
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Weekly Round Up: Resolutions for you and your home