Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sprucing Up for Spring and Summer

(*Newer Pic Added 4-19-10)


Spring has sprung and Summer is on its way! Time to spruce things up for spending more time outdoors and entertaining.

I had some down pillows on my wicker chairs from last year and they just needed some sprucing up. There's no need to buy new pillows when down pillows will last forever and never loose their loft. They just need a face lift. I had some coordinating Waverly fabrics that I was going to use on another project and decided to use on my pillows instead. Below is what they looked before. I just used two pillows as the bottom and back cushions.


I decided to make one pillow look more like a cushion bottom. After I made the bottom cushion I cut a large piece of "batting" from an old comforter I had in the attic and wrapped it round the pillow before inserting it into the new cushion cover I made. This gave it more thickness and filled in better. See pic below...


I then made a cover for the back cushion and even added some piping in the stripe pattern used in the bottom cushion....


This project only took a few hours to complete and I am very pleased with the results. I didn't do anything to the pillows inside so I can always change them back or make new covers for next year if I wish.

Be Inspired!

Karol :)

12 comments:

Carmen said...

I love that fabric. At first I thought the first photo was from a magazine. Then I realized it was yours. :) Lovely porch!

Karol said...

Thank you, Carmen! :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great fabric and gorgeous cushions. Love them. Such a pretty room. Hugs, Marty

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

They look so comfy! Great job, love your choice of fabrics!

Robin said...

Your porch is adorable. Your new cushion covers really make the space so much more cheerful. Great job!

Sue said...

You made it look very inviting for those warm evenings, love the fabric and contrast!

~Pam~ said...

This is so nice..love what you have done Karol!
Be blessed!

Brenda said...

I LOVE your pillows!
Thanks for sharing!
Happy Spring to you!

Peggy said...

I remember when you made-over your porch . . . it looked cute then . . . now you made it even cuter! Gosh I wish we lived closer to each other. ;o)

Lynn said...

Karol,
I love the fabric you choose for the cushions and how they turned out. Lovely with the wicker. Very Sping-like.
Lynn

Threeundertwo said...

Gorgeous fabric! I love the red welting and the stripe. I invite you to link this post up next Friday to my "Finished for Friday" blog party.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Okay, never mind the comment I left on your guest post at Nester's! Good idea, but you did a much better job than I could covering your pillows. That fabric is great!

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