Hey I'm back....I've taken a little time off just to relax and enjoy the summer. Hope you're all having a good one. We're currently experiencing a heat wave, but other than that we've had great weather here (just north of Toronto).
This post is for all of those who have tired, old worn-out cushions on their outdoor furniture. That's what these white cushions once were.
If you follow me you know that last year I purchased a pergola for the space, and a few months ago, got these amazing striped cushions. Problem was, the cushions on our patio set (also from the SuperStore end-of-the-season sale a few years ago) were originally dark brown and had faded. I was never a big fan of the colour, but liked the style of the furniture and it was on sale. Anyway, I was looking at them one day and thought, how do I change the colour to white without slipcovering (too expensive) and without buying new ones (hard to find the exact size and not in the budget). Of course, my go-to is always to paint the fabric (I've done this before here and here) so I had some latex paint left over from another project and decided to try it...AND it worked! Now they are a little crunchy but they look amazing, and I couldn't be happier about this quick fix. They're also super water proof now so that's a bonus. Hey, it saves me buying new ones or having slipcovers made.
Here's the crazy ugly before pic. (Oh and the floors have to be repainted too...I need to find a really durable outdoor deck paint).
More of my backyard/pergola updates coming soon...have a great day!
(This post is also for Rana my crazy friend/follower who had worn out canvass runners. She remembered my post about painting fabric and painted her sneakers instead of throwing them out. Glad I inspired you Girl!)