We have a white resin wicker furniture set that I would love to update with some of the darker looks that are popular now, but I cannot see spending that money right now. There are other things I want to do in the house too, so I will have to stick with the white furniture for now. But I am so tired of the dark green and white striped cushions.
They are old and dingy and in desperate need of being replaced. Most importantly, last May I took the covers off and washed them and the seams feel apart. All last summer I stitched, glued and pinned them together just to make due. I had planned for this to be my project over the winter, but when my got sick, everything else didn't get done.
I thought I was going to have someone make new cushions, but I have been calling and pricing it and was amazed at how much it was going to cost to have them made. For the most part, it would run about $90 for just the labor per cushion. I have 13 deep seating cushions, two rocking chairs, one swing and an ottoman. I would also have to buy the fabric and the new cushion inserts. By the time I do that I might as well by the new furniture!
I did go yesterday and looked at outdoor fabrics and brought home some samples to play with.
I did find some cushions in Ballard Design and they have some of the same fabrics that I have been looking at and the cushions are almost the exact measurements as mine.
I think I want to do this black and white fabric on the sofa, loveseat, chair and ottoman. On the swing, rockers and pillows I want to do something bright, maybe a bright apple green. I could also add a third color.
I have to wooden rockers that I want to paint a high gloss black as well and a few plant stands. I also have always wanted to paint the front door a bright color.
It is black now,
but, maybe one of these colors would be fun!
I love our porch and cannot wait to update it.
We just might have to have a
"porch party" when it is finished!