Those of you who have been over to the house have probably seen the chair cushions. I made 8 pink cushions for the outdoor folding chairs and they make them much more comfy and PINK!
They are made from outdoor fabric I bought for this project from Fabric.com a long time ago. The cushion is just a 1″ chair pad from Joann Fabric that I cut down to the appropriate shape and size.
I also made a porch swing cushion. I used the batting from a chair cushion I got for free and ripped off the faded fabric. It turned out just a touch too short for the swing which was really a bummer but with the to-be-recovered pillows, it looks fine.
porch swings are just so inviting! Notice the twine on the pillows…we get wind and I’ve found these pillows down the block before….
I’m still planning on covering the pillows on the swing (and adding some ties of some sort to keep them on the swing!). I’ve got another pair of pillows and 2 folding arm chairs that are going to get 2″ foam cushions. Some day…always more projects!
We had some friends over for a grill brunch on Monday. After a rough start to the weekend weather-wise, Monday was absolutely gorgeous. We used the party as a kick in the butt to get things cleaned up and finish up some outdoor projects. Project numero uno was a natural gas grill. We ordered it a while ago and picked it up last week.
After some assembly and some gas plumbing work, we were grilling in style. The other big project was project clean-up.
I mean, just look at that deck!
Without all the scrap wood and misc building supplies, that little table looks so piddly. We pulled out our kitchen table and chairs which worked great for the party but now it’s time to get some patio furniture.
I’ve got a few different options for furniture. What do you like?
This set from Ace is a great deal and relatively good looking. The chairs don’t look super comfortable but some additional cushions would help that problem. The chairs are also folding which is great for additional seating inside and out.
I fell in love with the set below before I realized it was the perfect size for the deck.
It’s a bit more expensive but the chairs are super comfy. Stefan isn’t 100% sold (he’s not a fan of wicker) but I really think the comfort level is going to win him over. The question is really rather we want something like this over the teak/wood furniture style.
Then there’s also something like this next set. Super Comfy but we would need to take the cushions off and store them under the overhang in some sort of deck box. I’m also not a fan of the tile-style table top but, there is a chance I could find something like this that needs the cushions recovered/replaced on craigslist.
What do you think? What would be the most functional for us? I want to be able to host without too much effort and I’d love to encourage lounging and chatting as well. I’d like to be able to get 10-12 people on the deck either around one table or a table with a smaller table pulled up to it.
I’d love some ideas! Leave me comments. I love to read them!
Since we now have a large table, we had a chance to have a rather large dinner party this week. Lasagna prepared the night before and a simple salad made this meal delicious and easy for a week-night dinner party. Boxed cake mix prepared and tossed in the oven an hour before guests arrive gives the whole place a delicious smell and it is cool enough to frost just before dessert. Home-made cookies make dessert feel like a real spread.