Last year, I bought a new "fade-resistant" patio umbrella and matching cushions for my outdoor furniture.
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.
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.
And I made five cushions.
I think they turned out pretty well; I'm happy with them - especially the contrast piping.
They brighten up the little couch and the chair.
And make the swing look much more inviting.
It's still looking pretty faded. . . but I think the cushions will help bring a little bright spot to the patio.
Until they fade out, too, that is!!!