Thursday, May 23, 2013

When You Really Need Cushions

What do you do when you're too cheap to pay the big money for cushions for your wicker chairs?

Well, if you're me, you improvise.

 Throw rug is a homemade rag rug I got for $1 at a garage sale, 
a favorite that is a treat to pull out to use for the summer.

What I did is bought four pillow shams for my wicker that match my porch decor at Pottery Barn outlet for $7 each.  Then I got some old pillows out of the attic.

The shams are a blue gingham with red trim!  PERFECT!  I found them in the kid's section late this winter.  I had this use in mind when I found them. 

This crochet rag rug is a favorite, bought it filthy dirty at a garage sale for $1 and have had it for years, 
I save it just for the porch in summer. 

WAY cheaper than buying ready-made lawn-furniture cushions that I never can find in the colors I need for our Old Centennial Farmhouse front porch.

Sometimes, they're thrown on the chairs in this direction, sometimes the opposite, but one thing for sure, they're comfortable and home-y and they fit the need I have for very little money.

I can wash them whenever I need to and the bonus is that 
June-Bug loves them, she's always curled up in a cushion for her nap.

Meow!  JuneBug says HOWDY!



Sunny Simple Life said...

I love the look. I am with you. We had to get new cushions for a patio set this year and even at Walmart they were expensive. My cat thought they were for him too. He is always sleeping on them.

aimee said...

Wow has June Bug grown up--still as cute as ever though!
A great idea Joni--thanks for sharing:)

Meadowcreek said...

What a great idea! I might try that with some old pillows I have laying around.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

your porch is so beautiful; a glass of ice tea would make it perfect!

Grandmabeckyl.blogspot said...

sounds like a good plan. I have a rocker bench that I've thought about getting cushions for. Now I think I'll do this idea. I don't have old pillows but can buy cheap ones! Thanks for the idea and I'd love to come sip some iced tea on your porch! Hugs!

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kathyinozarks said...

I love them! I agree I love improvising too

Echoes From the Hill said...

The chair "cushions" look great.

I also like to improvise, instead of paying a lot of money.

I have an Adirondack-style porch swing that my husband made. It will seat three, and finding a cushion that fit, was not only difficult, it was expensive. I ended up using three padded chair cushions, with ties, that keep them in place. I also have a red, white and blue color scheme, so I got them in red, and they look great. They were only $5.00 each.

Your porch trim in gorgeous! Love your house.


Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

You that have benches and chaises. Remember body pillows!

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Hi from Tennessee!! I wanted to let you know that I will be sharing your beautiful home on my Girl Time Tuesday post that I do every Tuesday. Hope you will stop by that day and take a look.