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Last year, I bought a new "fade-resistant" patio umbrella and matching cushions for my outdoor furniture.

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It looked nice -- cheery and bright.  But.  "Fade-resistant"?  Not so much.  This year, the same umbrella and cushions are looking tired and kind of sad . . . totally faded to shades of grey.

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I really don't want to have to replace my umbrella and cushions every year.  I decided to let Project Spectrum inspire me . . . to add a brighter, greener touch to my tired patio cushions.

I headed to my local fabric store where I found outdoor upholstery fabric -- Sunbrella -- it's supposed to be "fade-resistant" but I'm not holding my breath.

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And I made five cushions.

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I think they turned out pretty well; I'm happy with them - especially the contrast piping.

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They brighten up the little couch and the chair.

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And make the swing look much more inviting.

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It's still looking pretty faded. . . but I think the cushions will help bring a little bright spot to the patio.

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Until they fade out, too, that is!!!

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