Wednesday, April 25, 2012

One More Outdoor Cushion...

I love to make lists. Every morning I make a "to do" list and faithfully check it off throughout the day. There's something about a "graphic organizer" that gives me the fuel I need to get things done. My lists have been long lately. Ten to twenty items are checked off every day. Although that would give you the impression that things are getting accomplished around here, there's not much to show for it. Yesterday, however, I finally finished one important item on my list and checked it off!

Earlier this month I recovered some outdoor cushions for two of our patio sets and repainted the wrought iron furniture...

Fabric: Volary by Thomas Paul for Suburban Home

Fabric: Kimono by Thomas Paul for Suburban Home
Paint: Rust-oleum Painter's Touch Espresso 

I still had one more item on my list to check off before I finished redecorating our outdoor furniture. Our rattan bench cushion needed to be recovered. Yesterday afternoon I cranked that one out...


I chose an outdoor fabric that I found at Fabric.com for this bench seat cushion. In order to make sure this fabric would compliment the other fabrics I had already chosen, I first ordered a fabric swatch. Tommy Bahama Indoor/Outdoor Redonda Raffia was chosen from a couple of possibilities. I was so happy that I was able to buy swatches before the final purchase because the fabric that I was leaning toward, wasn't the one I ultimately chose.

   

6 comments:

Mia said...

That looks great with those! Love the colors you went with this summer.

Chris said...

Suzanne, I really do like the fabrics and colors you have chosen for your outdoor patio redo! I would love to see a picture with it all together..I know it is just so summery and cheery! So glad you could get that list checked off...I do the same although I seem to roll many things over to the next day, but I sure love seeing the list get smaller as I check things off. :)

Jill ~ Jillify It said...

Love these! Great job on the cushions!

Have a great day!

Jill
www.jillifyit.com

Gerri said...

What a great job on the cushions. That is a project I need to add to my list also.

The Tote Trove said...

So pretty. Who doesn't love birds? I'm a list-making fiend too; I look forward to it every morning!

helen lee said...

These are wonderful! Check out my weekly fabric giveaways you may find some great pieces to work with. http://freeissweet.blogspot.com Thanks, Helen