Now that I’m finally feeling better I’ve been able to get some things done at home that I’ve been meaning to do for ages. Example? Finally covering our porch’s wicker furniture’s icky cushions.
My mom had purchased about four yards of this really pretty fabric this past spring to make pillows for the Adirondack chairs that she has on her porch. But she decided last minute she didn’t like how the colors looked against the house color, so I got four yards of funky fresh fabric to use how I wanted.
My mom actually suggested I use it to cover the wicker furniture’s cushions because the colors of the fabric would look nice against the dark stained wood that sides our house and would compliment the dark teal of our front door (which is in dire need of a fresh coat of paint!) and the magenta colored birdhouse planters that hang off the posts that line one side of our porch. I totally agreed and got to covering yesterday morning.
This was probably the easiest no-sew project I’ve ever taken on (and despite my radio silence on the blog of late, I do actually sew and craft a bit). The fabric came in two two yard pieces, so I took the first piece to basically wrap the love seat cushion. I took straight pins to secure the fabric (which I will later replace with safety pins).
After I threw that back on the wicker love seat I took the two smaller cushions I had, put them on the next piece of fabric, and then cut that in half.
After those cushions were covered and the fabric pinned in place, I put the cushions back and called it done. How long did this little makeover take? Under ten minutes. I didn’t bother to iron the fabric, which I think I probably should have, and maybe I will at a later date, but for now I think the addition of some more fun and vibrant fabric is just enough to refresh my wicker furniture’s look.
Here is a look at the furniture before:
And here it is after: