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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Recovering Lounge Chair Cushions Made Easy


Do you have any lounge chair cushions that have seen better days?  
 You can easily recover them for very little money by using sheets .    I find good sheets at yard sales all the time for a dollar or two.      I used queen size sheets this time but I have used smaller ones in the past depending on the size of the cushion I am recovering.




Before.............................................................................................After


All I did to recover my old cushions was make a large pillow case for them.     Easy to make and easy to take off and wash.


I forgot to take a before,   so I used the photo from last summer when the cushions were in the front yard.


I didn't have two sheets that matched,   so I used two that had a similar color and pattern.


When you decorate shabby chic.....everything doesn't have to be matchy matchy!


After I made my big pillow case for the cushions,   I added a tie to the back. to secure it to the chair......


Then I added two ties on the side .....there's no way that thing will blow off now!  
   For my large pillow case,   I just measured the width of the cushion and add a few inches for the seams.    Then I measured the length and added about 12 inches to that .    You can see in the photo how I turned the excess under the top part of the pillow case.     I just ran a large pin thru the tie....thru the pillowcase,,,,,and thru part of the cushion and tied it to the chair.    By doing this,   I can just unpin  the tie and run everything thru the laundry.


I am hoping to find a pretty outdoor rug to put under the tea table.    I think I need some color to break up  all that concrete,  don't you?


The rose bushes are loaded with flowers and I couldn't resist cutting a few to put on the table!


39 comments:

  1. Perfect. Perfect. I love all your creations.

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  2. This is so cute!! I just love all of your unique, beautiful creations!! I also love getting your emails in my inbox. You are such an inspiration!! Keep up the great work!!!

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  3. Perfect! Great idea to use yard sale sheets!

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  4. " Beautiful as always my friend, XOXO "

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  5. I sure could use you around here! Great idea.

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  6. Very pretty, Penny! I use sheets for a multitude of things, too. xo Diana

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  7. Stopping by from Link It Up Wed. ~ What a great idea. Cushions do get dirty outside. I love the idea of being able to take off the cover & wash them. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Great idea, Penny! I love your new creations
    Hugs Alessandra

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  9. You are so creative, I love your expression when decorating shabby chic, "everything doesnt have to be matchy matchy!!" Thanks for sharing on Friday Features!!
    Pinned and will be featured 5-19 so be sure to stop back by next week.
    Have a wonderful Mothers Day!

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  10. Looks so relaxing. I love how your lounge chair cushions turned out.
    Pinned & sharing Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party.

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  11. What a great idea; I love that they're washable too. Unfortunately this year I needed to replace the whole chair cushion; cushion included as it has flattened so much over the last 8 or so years that it was no longer like sitting on a cushion.

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  12. So, so pretty in back of your home! Great job! Yes, a rug under the tea table would look perfect!

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  13. Such a beautiful outdoor space Penny. Using sheets to make the cushions is a great idea and it opens up so many more possibilities. Just a question, perhaps you can paint a rug instead of buying something. You're so talented, you'd be able to do it in a weekend.

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  14. Thanks for sharing your post on recovering lounge chair cushions at the blogger’s Pit Stop. They look super confy! Keep em coming! ��

    Pit Stop Crew

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  15. WOW! Those look really nice, too nice to sit on :) Thank you Penny for attending the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty. I shared your post.

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    1. Still loving this idea :) Thank you Penny for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post.

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  16. Great idea! They all look so fresh and comfy.

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  17. Great idea! Now I just need the chairs!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. So pretty and perfect for a catnap! Thank you for sharing at Ravenwould.

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  19. This is a great idea. You can easily remove the covers and hang them out to dry after a rain. Or, you can remove them easily to launder them. The big tie in the back is functional and also decorative.

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  20. What a pretty idea and I love your backyard. It looks so welcoming!

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  21. The cushions look so pretty Penny just like the rest of your house :)

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  22. Your recovered lounge chairs look beautiful. Thank you for sharing at: #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty !

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  23. This is a really practical inexpensive way to refresh a chair. The cotton fabric would be cool on the skin as well. This is very well thought out Penny, great idea.

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  24. A fantastic idea for making inexpensive chair cushions covers. I love having the tie on the back. Thank you for sharing!

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  25. the fabric you selected is so pretty and feminine. Love your diy. Thank you for sharing at Katherines Corner TFT. You were featured and pinned xo

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  26. Das ist wunderschön und so romantisch. Richtig zum Wohlfühlen!
    Alles Liebe
    Heidi

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  27. Penny,
    I love the idea of making covers out of sheets. Unfortunately, We get too much rain around here so I need to stick with the all weather cushions. We had 3 inches of rain last week and another 2 inches of rain this week!!We will finally be getting some dry, hot sunny day......
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  28. This is great! I'm going to need this soon!!
    Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

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  29. Penny, you really do have the magic touch, but this time you've shown us that you also have a touch of genius! I would never have thought to use sheets for a project like this. Seeing your outdoor spaces always makes me want to come curl up with a book. :)

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I'm featuring you this week!

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  30. Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I'm sharing your post on social media.

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  31. Thank you so much for sharing this at the Farmhouse Friday link party! Pinned and shared! :)

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  32. A fitted sheet huh? Great idea. Thank you. Thank you for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post.

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  33. Stopping by from Sunday's Best. You're so creative. It's yard sale season, I'm going to add sheets to my hunt list. I could use them to make throw pillows for my outdoor furniture. I'm loving the bicycle in the background too. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Penney,
    This is a great idea with even more great idea details like tying the pillowcase the chair.

    Judith

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  35. You have really freshened up the look with these covers. Thanks for sharing with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty and I'm sharing.

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  36. Everything is just beautiful Penny. I'm working on outdoor cushion makeovers too. I wanted to comment on your outdoor photo screen post but the comment box is gone right now. I'm going to Feature that post at the new Merry Monday party coming this Sunday. LOVE that idea!

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  37. Love your shabby cushion covers. The whole patio is lovely.

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