Monday, July 30, 2012

Outdoor Furniture Facelift

I've been so busy with my summer projects lately.  Everything from the garden and the shed, to the kids sandbox and chalkboard and I just finished the new cushion covers on our outdoor furniture.
And what a relief it is.

The fact that there was 7 cushions that I had to sew new covers for made it a bit overwhelming.  And I put it off WAY too long.  I mean, it's almost August, summer will be over soon.  But with my daughter's upcoming  birthday party (hence we will need extra seating outdoors), it was the push I needed to get them done.
Here's the old cushions:

As you can see in the picture, this was prior to the shed (beside the deck) and our deck was a little cluttered, as you can see.

Can you tell how icky and faded the material is?  It used to be a red/brown shade, now turned to a salmon pink color.  Ew.

Not to mention, we had them around our fire pit a few years back, so we had a few burn holes in the fabric as well.

You can see the faded color here a bit better.

Phew.  Now that we've endured the horrid before pics... let's enjoy the new covers.

So. Much. Better.

I was really hoping I'd find some inexpensive cushion at a store.. but no luck.
Actually, I saved a ton of money making them.  The fabric was on clearance from last year's stock, but one meter, get two free!  So altogether I think it cost me around 30 dollars for all the fabric!

The tin wall there is the back of the shed (it surrounds the entire bottom of the top deck).  Yep.  It needs some outdoor art for sure!

The best part is how neutral it is, perfect for any color outdoor accent cushions I choose.  Those are still to come..

Tonight I think my husband and I will enjoy a drink on our new cushions (and celebrate our anniversary.. 7 years today!!).
Have a terrific day!

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Candy Ogg said... Best Blogger Tips

How cute! Love the neutrals.

Etcetorize said... Best Blogger Tips

What a steal on the fabric! I love those kinds of sales. Great make over. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

Suzy said... Best Blogger Tips

First of all - happy anniversar! Secondly, the new cushions look great and make such a huge difference. Great deal on your fabric!

twelve-O-eight said... Best Blogger Tips

Great choice for fabric and what a difference that made! I love recycling when I am able and cannot believe what people give away that they could upcycle (better for us when we thrift!)

Hugs, Tanya :)

Creative Raisins said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks really good, and what a great deal on the fabric.

Katie Goldsworthy said... Best Blogger Tips

Great job! I need to do the same thing....badly! I turned my over for the house sale tours!


Comeca Jones said... Best Blogger Tips

Yep I like it too!looks great!

Our Pinteresting Family said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great idea! The cushions look great! Enjoy the party. Megan

Jill said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful looking cushions Vixen!! Enjoy your drinks and happy anniversary!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

smart momma said... Best Blogger Tips

hi i found your blog at be colorful..

i love how neutral the color is and to think you sew it yourself! that is awesome!!

btw, happy 7th year anniversary to you and the husband!!

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Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife said... Best Blogger Tips

I was just looking at my porch furniture as well and thinking they needed an up date. Great job on yours:)

DIY Show Off said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the fabric! Great job! What a great area for hanging out! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Christine said... Best Blogger Tips

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! LOVE the new cushions!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions said... Best Blogger Tips

Turned out great! What a great idea to stick with neutrals. Thanks for sharing at I Made It! Monday. Can't wait to see what you link up this week.

Becolorful said... Best Blogger Tips

How could I not feature you this week? Great post, terrific pictures and a wonderful outcome. I wish all bloggers were more like you. :D Thanks so much for linking up.

Mark Harry said... Best Blogger Tips

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