Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Summer Spruce Up: Fresh Chair Cushions

You've seen a glimpse of it before in my previous porch table transformation post. My wicker rocker was looking a bit sad as well.
This chair was a gift from my mom who actually did the upholstery. And, quite a nice job she did I might add. It has sat on the front porch of both my homes for the past 10 years or so and over time the fabric has faded substantially.
My old house sat on a very busy street and the porch collected a lot of dirt from all the traffic. At my current house it became only a decoration. I wouldn't let anyone sit in it because the fabric was so filthy. I really like the character of this chair so I knew it was definitely a keeper when it came to this whole exterior spruce up project. It really just needed to be freshened up a bit.
I debated whether to paint the chair, but decided after picking the other colors for my table and planter that I'd keep it as is, chipped paint and all. I like a little bit of wear and tear alongside fresh and new. All I really had to do was give it a scrub with soap and water to clean off the dirt. The fabric is what needed to be replaced and I found some pretty outdoor fabric to make new cushions that will hopefully stand up to the elements a bit better.
The good thing is that I can remove the cushion covers for cleaning. No more excuses for not being able to sit in the chair.
I also made a small back pillow to add a bit more color.
Isn't she pretty?! I can't wait to show you what she looks like on the front porch.
That was really the last item on my to do list for this project. Tomorrow, I'll share with you the full reveal of the exterior front spruce up project. Stay tuned and thanks for stopping by!

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