Hi Friends! The rain has finally given us a break around here, thank goodness, and my back patio furniture has been desperately crying out for a redo…just in time for this month’s Design Challenge: Outdoor Décor! Seriously, I think I hear it sobbing in the middle of the night, y’all.
Take a look at what it was looking like after the neglect of Winter:
See what I’m talking about. Ew. The cushions covers are about two years past due. That rug is just pitiful, and the umbrella was a rescue from my Mom’s trash.
After covering my front glider cushions in this vibrant outdoor fabric:
I knew I wanted to cover my old faded patio cushions in the same fabric.
And here she is…ready to party!
It looks like a totally brand new set, right??
Complete with new rug and umbrella! (Lowes, Walmart)
This set is part of a larger set that I bought when I had my last house. We had an inground pool and needed a bunch of furniture to go around it. There is also a sofa, two chairs, and coffee table that match. It was originally white with light green cushions, but I sprayed it brown when I moved here.
I just gave it another quick coat to freshen it up!
And now it looks new again! I love you, spray paint!!
Every year I tell my husband that we really need to start looking for a new set. This one is over ten years old, but it comes up so dang good each time I freshen it up!
I used my Sew Easy Outdoor Cushion Cover Tutorial to make new chair cushion covers. Stores want a fortune for a full set of replacement outdoor cushions. If you’re able, sewing your own is definitely the way to go.
The pots in the background are the ones I freshened up with spray paint for our last challenge…
Still looking great, and my hostas have really filled in since then. They are my favorite filler since they come back every year!
See how our deck is really elevated on the right?
The people that originally built the deck built it around a tree. That tree eventually outgrew the width of the opening and started lifting the deck with it. We had the tree cut and filled in the decking, but the stump is still hanging out beneath.
It doesn’t really bother us at all.
My cushions sadly waiting for the rain to go away…
And thankfully it finally did!
Now the rest of the furniture out here needs it’s own makeover.
My new rug and fabric await…
Better get working!
You might also enjoy this outdoor décor post where I shared how to make this simple umbrella planter a couple of years ago:
My Décor Enthusiast Girls are sharing their own outdoor décor ideas today as well. Visit them at the links below the graphic for tons of inspiration!
Got any outdoor décor ideas you want to share? You can!!
Take pics of your favorite outdoor decor and share them with us on our Decorating Enthusiasts DIY Forum on Facebook! We created this forum not only so you could participate in our fun decorating challenges, but also so that you have a judge-free zone to share your projects any time, ask questions, and hang out with other creatives just like you!
Here’s how to play:
1. Add your own photo on Instagram starting today (6/9) through Saturday
2. Tag it with the #DecorEnthusiastStyle hashtag
3. Follow all six of your hostesses here:
We will choose one winner that will be featured on all six IG feeds this Sunday!!
I love looking through all your amazing ideas! Hope to see you there!
Meet me back here Tuesday…I have a pretty makeover coming up:
UPDATE: Check out how this dresser looks now HERE!
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