It is a wrap on the patio cushions I recovered for my son in law. Here you see half of them. It took a couple of days to finish six cushions and two throw pillows.
I think that fabric gives the cushions a fresh summery look. He is a pretty patriotic guy, so the red white and blue color scheme is right up his alley too. He just got a royal blue canvas cover for his deck, so this will be a very nicely color coordinated look. If I can get a photo of all the cushions in place at his house, I will share it with you.
This patio set consists of a love seat that rocks, a comfortable arm chair and a coffee table. My husband bought it for me in 1988. 27 years ago. When the set was mine, I recovered the cushions about every five years. I was always pretty careful to bring the cushions in for the winter and also when the weather was wet. Otherwise they were out in the sun all the time, which of course faded the fabric.
This is the set on our patio two houses ago. The third set of new covers for the set!
About six years ago I passed the patio set on to my daughter and son and law for their new home. I gave the cushions one last recovering when I passed on the set. Let's just say they weren't quite as careful as I was about bringing the cushions in out of the rain.
So, there was a big mildew issue. Yuck. I am telling you, these cushions were gross. There was no escaping it, I had to remove all the previous years of cushion fabric and get down to the basic foam of the cushions. You see, each time I recovered the cushions, I had just covered over the old fabric, since it was perfectly sound, just faded. But now with all that mildew if was a different situation.
How odd it was to remove layer after layer of cushion fabric. It brought back so many memories of where we lived at the time, what my color preferences were, what was going on in our lives. Kind of like an architectural dig. Layers of fabric, layers of years, time passing.
So now the patio set is all set for its 28 summer, wearing its fifth set of new covers! A lot of things have changed over those years, but that patio set keeps on going.