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delilah_bird
« on: July 13, 2008 09:42:35 AM »

Hey all!

   My parents had a set of wrought iron lawn furniture that they no longer wanted so they offered it to me. Unfortunately, I could only take a few of the pieces since we didn't have room for everything. But the pieces I took found a nice new home on my front porch.



The mesh grating however, made seating somewhat uncomfortable at times. So I decided they needed some cushions. After looking at some in the store (way overpriced!) I decided I would just make my own. My boyfriend had an old thick mattress pad that he donated to the cause and I picked up some cheap fabric and buttons (total cost for the whole project was somewhere around $6) and went to work. Here is the end result:



The cushions are held onto the chair and love seat with two ties on the back and a few buttons that attach the fabric that folds over the top.



close up of tie

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And one of my favorite parts: both cushion covers are removable so I can throw them into the wash if/when they get dirty (the cushion slides right out of the top).


They were super easy to make and I think they turned out pretty nice. I'd love to know what you all think! Now I'm off to go sit out there with my iced-tea!
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2008 10:26:07 AM »

Awesome. I love the set and the new cushions look great!
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2008 10:42:05 AM »

They are lovely!  Great job!  I love the colors you chose, and they look really well constructed.  It's great that they are removable!

Now I'm off to go sit out there with my iced-tea!

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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2008 10:49:14 AM »

Those look great! Did you waterproof the fabric though? You can get some at Wal-Mart I think and it'll make your efforts last longer without molding.
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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2008 11:04:59 AM »

I love how you put together the slipcovers for the cushions, and made buttons for a fixing them to the chairs. Ties take such a beating!
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2008 01:34:55 PM »

that looks great!  what a difference it made! nice job
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2008 12:10:21 AM »

This is fantastic!!  I love the bright cheery color, makes it look soooo inviting!!! Smiley  Great job!!
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2008 11:59:20 AM »

Wow!  Great job!!!
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2008 05:27:23 AM »

Hey everyone. Thanks for the lovely comments! They've been getting quite a bit of use these last few days since it's been fairly nice out (not too hot). Even the kitty had been enjoying them Smiley.



Those look great! Did you waterproof the fabric though? You can get some at Wal-Mart I think and it'll make your efforts last longer without molding.

I didn't waterproof them but they fabric is a pretty tight weave and the porch keeps them fairly dry. Also since they're removable hopefully I can catch any mold before it starts when I wash them Smiley.
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2008 10:22:34 AM »

Hey everyone. Thanks for the lovely comments! They've been getting quite a bit of use these last few days since it's been fairly nice out (not too hot). Even the kitty had been enjoying them Smiley.

Those look great! Did you waterproof the fabric though? You can get some at Wal-Mart I think and it'll make your efforts last longer without molding.

I use this product called WaterArmor you can buy it at Linens N Things, its awesome, it works really great for waterproofing. They have a sun fading product too called Sunarmor, but I only used that indoors on quilts and stuff to stop them from fading.

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I'm using this idea for our new patio furniture...
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