Saturday, April 24, 2010

Cushions and Pillows

We received our free porch furniture a couple years ago after a spring Tornado that came through our neighborhood. A family said we could have them(there was insulation and debris everywhere and I'm sure they just didn't want to deal with it). Tony power washed the furniture and we sprayed the chairs with a coat of Brown paint(they need a new coat of paint- that's in the soon to-do list). I have been meaning to make cushions, but crazy life happened along the way. I have been collecting material and Foam when it's been on sale at Hobby Lobby. I finished up the project today, and am pretty pleased with the results. What do you think?
The pillows are reversible with Paisley material on one side and a gold fabric on the other side. I have had the gold fabric for a while. The Paisley material I got 30% off at Hobby Lobby. My wonderful husband cut the squares for the pillows and stuffed them once I had them sewed. What a time-saver! LOVE him!

I got the foam for the couch cushions 30% off at Hobby Lobby too! I used 4x22x22in. foam squares. Two for the back, two for the seat. The striped material was in the clearance section at Hobby Lobby. It was a steal! One side of the cushions has Velcro so I can remove the fabric to wash if/when needed.

Yes, I know.... the chairs need a NEW coat of brown paint. On my new honey-do list :)

View from the walk to the front door.

The kids really like the new cushions! So comfy! We will be spending a lot more time on the front porch!


Nonny said...

The cushions look great! Love the paisley. All the flowers in the bed with the rock border is nice, too. Great job, kiddos!

Anonymous said...

They look great! I love the patterns. What a good idea. I need a cushion for my porch swing but it's longer than what is sold in stores. Making one doesn't look too hard!

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