Monday, June 9, 2014

Just Call Me Martha

Last week, I played Martha Stewart and repurposed our old patio cushions into these fabulous ones.  It was so much cheaper than buying new ones and really wasn't very hard at all.  (I'm not a seamstress by any means, but can sew a straight line...well, kind of straight...most of the time.)  I found this cute outdoor fabric online and on sale (because there really isn't any other way to buy anything in my opinion) and studied some online tutorials on how to make removable slipcovers.  Then, I loaded up the sewing machine and kept my foot on the pedal for hours and had a marathon day of sewing. 6 chair slipcovers and 1 chaise lounge slipcover...and I only had to rip out two seams and only pricked my fingers 50 times, so I'm definitely improving on my sewing skills!  The best part is since they're removable, I can throw them in the wash and keep them clean...exactly how I like everything inside AND outside my house.

These cushions are a little faded and outdated, but they're nice and thick.
Believe it or not, they're also 17 years old!

Ta da...fresh, new cushions.
Believe it or not, the patio furniture is 18 years old.
(It's amazing what you can do with soap and water...and a can of spray paint every year!)

I had enough fabric left over to make a cute throw pillow for my rocking chair.
I put a pink flower on the cushion so there's no doubt that this is MY chair.