How To Prep Cushions for Outdoors

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  1. Barbara says:

    Hi Shayna…How many of the drop cloths did you buy to re-do the cushions? Just curious because & have the opportunity to buy 2 glider rockers real cheap & I wanted to do the same thing with them. Thanks for any info you can give. Love your projects <3

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you so much, Barbara! I bought two of the drop cloths mentioned above. There was a little bit leftover, but not much. 😀

  2. Terri Lee says:

    What a resourceful gal. Great job!

  3. Peg says:

    Love the up-cycle!! turned out so nice! before seating was one of those that you look at and can’t imagine them to be anything but ugly 😀

  4. Linda Cole says:

    Love how these turned out! Thanks for the info on how you did them.

  5. Renee says:

    Enjoyed your post regarding covering your cushions. I am in the middle of a similar project. Scored two really nice ottomans for $3 each, sweet, and want to use them outdoors even thou they are indoor furniture.

    Also going with drop cloth fabric may try the Rustolium waterproof product or your recommendation which I think is less expenses.

    Time will tell how successful we are. Enjoy your new furniture love the upcycle

  6. Cecilia says:

    Oh, nice. I didn’t think too much about the furniture being out but I did wonder about the cushions. Thanks for sharing. This will be good info to have.mplease keep us updated! (And I really, really love how your set turned out. Just amazing!)

    • Cheryl says:

      Great transformation! I too have this same set. I purchased it 10 yrs ago. I’m just starting to redo mine now. Hope mine turns out as good as yours! Lol!

  7. Jodi says:

    Thanks for sharing this tutorial with the link to purchase the drop clothes. Want to do this to replace the fabric on my worn cushions. Can you share the cost to have each cover sewn by an upholster? Thanks

    • Shayna says:

      I’m so glad you found this post helpful! For the cushions, I paid about $30 each to have them re-done, not including the fabric. Money well spent! 😀

  8. Lynn A. says:

    Where did you find the adorable “HOME” pillow? So cute.

  9. Kari says:

    I just found you via Remodelaholic and love this repurposing idea! I live on a farm too with strong winds that treat most patio furniture like feathers so this heavy set is perfect! I have an old 70’s wood round table with the 1/2 moon benches out at the campfire ring that looks dated but being able to go out and sit down rather than picking up pieces strewn across the yard is a real treat as I am sure this 70’s living set has been for you! We had an orange and brown floral set like this in our family room growing up in the 70’s and it seems I might be going full circle on trying to find a used one to update for outdoors like your gorgeous makeover – I can’t believe what I considered an eye sore could look so stunning!

    How have things held up over the summer? The black and white make me a little nervous – looks like you protected the white but on the Canadian Prairie farm – never ending dust on black worries me. How much maintenance did you have to do with dust patrol on yours? Anything you would do differently now in hindsight? Gotta go check out the used ads for an old 70’s set – thanks for the inspiration!!! Kari

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