In my last Instagram photo I shared a sneak peek of our new outdoor throw pillows. I'm in love!
|Cozy.Cottage.Cute. on Instagram|
It only took me about two months to work up the courage to sew them. I pretty much thought I forgot how to sew. It took me about three hours to finish the first pillow, and only a half hour to sew the second!
I used some outdoor fabric from Fabricland that I got for a great deal. Since my location is moving, they had some great sales going on all summer. Instead of paying $25 a metre I got the fabric for $11 a metre!
I sewed two square pillow covers to fit 18" pillow forms. I really like the look of pillow covers with seams on each side (rather than the basic one-piece envelope pillow cover) so I basically drew a little sketch and winged it. I realized after I was finished that I used a method similar to this one written by Kate at Centsational Girl. The only major difference was that I sewed in some Velcro at the back to help the pillows stay closed and to help them keep their square shape.
In addition to outdoor throw pillows, I also needed some seat cushions for our lounge furniture. After shopping everywhere I finally decided to go with beautiful (but horribly impractical) cream cushions from Pier One Imports. Hey, you only live once, right?
|Pier One Imports - Cabana Cream|
I needed four chair cushions as well as one settee cushion. I was able to purchase them all during one of their outdoor sales for 20% off. It always makes me feel better when I know I'm saving at least a little bit!
Here's how one little area on our upper deck is looking with some cushions and a few little accessories.
Outdoor Chairs - Lowe's
Outdoor Seat Cushions - Pier One Imports
Floral Cushions - DIY Project (Fabricland)
Navy Cushions - Homesense
Lantern - Homesense
Driftwood Ball - Homesense
Galvanized Planter - Homesense
I'm loving how things are coming together on our deck. I pretty much want to spend all of my time out there now. I just have to keep my eagle eyes on one certain little boy who loves driving his cars in the sand and then, you know, all over my nice clean cushions.
I'm hoping to be back tomorrow to show you the loveseat area (in the above Instagram picture) and to share a little plan for a DIY privacy screen.
Have a great Monday my dears!