Monday, April 28, 2008


After 5 years of use, I tossed out the cushions for my wicker furniture. They probably should have gone last year but I gave them a good washing and they held out one more year. I use my front porch all the time. It is one of my favorite things about my house. I don't even mind that the screens are constantly in need of repair or the flaking paint on the concrete. But let's not get side tracked. This post is about cushions.

I have been shopping around for cushions and have not been pleased. Even Martha Stewart's collection this year isn't tempting. After little contemplation I decided to make my own. I need ed heavy duty fabric that was in my price range and cute!

I went with a shower curtain. I have 3 cushions to cover and needed at least 6 yards of fabric. Joy #1 and I found this great curtain at Walmart. I love the fabric and it is heavy! I covered the buttons with fabric too and used 2 firm bedroom pillows for the "cushion" of the loveseat. I am very please with the project and will finish the 2 other cushions tonight. And best of all total cost $20.95. Awesome!


Debbie said...

I love it!

Thrifty AND fabulous!

I'll need those skills for decorating when we finally get our very own house!


Wool Winder said...

Wow, those are great! I've priced cushions before and they are overpriced in my opinion and not nearly as nice as these. Wish I had a porch like that.

cinnamongirl93 said...

That is a big sewing job! I have never made cushions before. I like to sew. I have just never tackled cushions! Bravo! I really love the fabric you picked out.