Summer is here and that means more time spent outdoors. But look at your outdoor cushions, are they stained or seen their better days? I have a quick and easy way to freshen them up.
So your outdoor cushions are looking tired and worn? Well I have a quick and easy way to freshen up your outdoor cushions.
A few years ago I came across a wonderful artist on facebook marketplace that was clearing out her storage unit.
When I met up with her she told me the stories behind all the wonderful treasures she had in her unit.
Treasures that I could not afford, but were amazing pieces.
She showed me this vintage wicker sofa with custom made, thick white cushions.
Unfortunately this piece did not have a story but it was still a great piece.
After spending time with her and chatting she ended up giving us the sofa.
Originally when we brought it home it was used in my daughters bedroom, until this summer.
She decided she did not want it in her room any more.
Now the one thing about this sofa is the cushions looked horrible.
Well not for long.
Quick and easy refresh
I have searched for months for new cushions to replace the ones currently on the sofa.
There are tons out there, the problem is they are not budget friendly.
Not only are they not budget friendly but more than not, they are the incorrect size for my particular sofa.
This little refresh needed to be budget friendly so I continued my search.
One day it came to me that I could make cushion covers with drop cloth.
Sewing is not my thing so I came up with another idea.
I had previously cut down some drop cloth for another project and I discovered the left over piece was the perfect size.
The perfect size to cover the three cushions without using a sewing machine.
What exactly did I do?
How I revived the cushions with drop cloth
I had cut the drop cloth down the middle leaving one hemmed edge and one raw edge.
The length of the drop cloth was the perfect size to lay on top of the cushions and tuck on the side.
I used it with the raw edge at the back so you can not see it and the hemmed edge at the front.
Truly a quick and easy way to freshen up outdoor cushions, until you can purchase new ones.
One thing to be aware of when using drop cloth is that it is not waterproof.
You can get some water proofing spray to put on it so the moisture will not affect it if it gets wet.
I opted not to do that with ours.
Our couch is on a screened in porch, but it does get wet when we have hard side rain.
I simply pull it off and throw it in the dryer and leave it off the sofa until the cushions have dried completely.
This will keep the drop cloth from molding.
A quick and easy refresh of our outdoor cushions for the win.
Getting creative in finding quick and easy ways to refresh your spaces does not have to be expensive or difficult.
Sometimes the simple ideas turn out the best.
If you have some quick and easy ways you have refreshed your home or outdoor space, please share.
Till next time