I think it’s safe to say we all have outdoor spaces on our minds since we are enjoying our own homes so much more right now. I have loved getting our porches spruced up and sharing them with you over the past few weeks. I even created a new category here on the blog to help keep everything organized so you can catch up on all “PORCH LIFE” inspiration over the years. Today let’s talk about outdoor furniture- specifically outdoor cushions. Have you shopped for outdoor furniture and cushions lately? Do you also cringe every time? It is so expensive!
We have had our outdoor couch for over ten years and it has served us well in three houses on both covered and uncovered porches. While the all-weather wicker is still in perfect shape, the cushion was looking ROUGH! I’ve tried replacing it but since it is not a standard size could never find the right size cushion. So every spring the past couple of years I have contemplated getting it professionally recovered. But then every spring other projects trump that expense and it never happened.
But this year- I finally came up with a solution. And it cost me less than $20. Want to hear more?
PORCH CUSHION: BEFORE
As I mentioned, the porch cushion had seen better days. I can’t even tell you how many times I had taken it off to wash it (I have even pressure washed it!) – but after ten years there was no way to get it clean. It also had some areas that were worn and about to tear. Lastly- I was pretty over the burnt orange color…
PORCH CUSHION: PROCESS
When I found this couch cover on Amazon for under $20 – I figured it was worth a shot and could always return it if it didn’t work. So, I just measured my cushion and ordered the size that would fit best. The beauty of this cover is that it can accommodate different sizes and doesn’t have to be exact. It just slips on the cushion like a crib sheet! I really wanted the cream white color but decided to go with navy since #boymom. I am just glad I don’t have to work with the burnt orange color anymore!
PORCH CUSHION: AFTER
Here you can see how it fits. I just looked back and looked and I ordered this last August and has been out on the porch ever since. It has held up really well- even after washing it once. (I let it air dry) I think if you had cushions that were still in good shape and just wanted to keep them protected from company or dogs – it might be a nice thing to throw on to protect from stains and wear and tear.
I love this little change out here and hope this little tip comes in handy for you too.
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