Every Spring I get excited about sitting in my “She-Rest Haven” and love finding little items to decorate with. I try to change a few items every year just for a bit of a new look. This year instead of focusing on the small items to place around – I became inspired by a shower curtain I picked up from HomeGoods a few months back. It was in the clearance aisle marked down to $10.00. The beautiful bold print caught my eye and I thought it would be great in the gazebo with the nice subtle tones of the greens and blues.
I figured the bold paisley fabric would make perfect pillow cushions for the Better Homes & Garden outdoor set I purchased a few years ago on sale at Walmart. The set is still in great condition, however, the seat cushions show wear and are not firm anymore, not to mention the fabric has seen better days. Two years ago I recovered the back cushions made some floral throw pillows from scrap fabric.
It held up pretty well, but the seat cushions just bothered me. I saw how another blogger buddy, Brandi, painted her cushions because the color had faded and they looked really good. I thought about doing the same, but mine were just a bit too flimsy and needed stiffening.
So I bit the bullet and made the decision that it was time to really kick it up and get the cushions reupholstered professionally. I found the perfect outdoor fabric that complimented the shower curtain fabric and headed to the upholsterer’s home to get started. A few days later I was picking them up and they look fantastic!
In fact – I think they look even better than when I first purchased them (especially as for the color scheme of them), here’s the original fabric (booooooring)
I know…..not that exciting… but hey – I got the set at a fantastic price and it was sturdy.
You feel me?.. besides…. the fun part is always changing it to reflect your style.
The two colors were blended perfect and I love the new look. It actually looks and feel like I have a new set. Ta-daaaahhhhh!!!
So much prettier ….. I wanted to add another twist of color and saw a delicious orange/pink fabic (with these little fish pattern) and thought that would be a fun pop of color. A bit of tropical blue mixed with some orange crush made a nice contrast for the pillows and kinda reminds me of rainbow sherbert.
I’m so thrilled about the new look.
Found these dainty tealight chandys at Ross’s Dress for Less for &6.99 ea
I couldn’t resist the yoga cat I found at AtHome store
This flower pot was a thrifted item for $1.50
The little vintage tin I picked up from Goodwill for $1.00 holds decorative napkins. Mixing old and new items gives a space a bit more character
I kinda have a secret fettish for collecting these type tins. They’re so useful in so many different ways and they add a decorative touch around your space. Here are more of my At Home goodies… (I think I’m about to get hooked on that store)
and at night it looks even more enchanting..
Recovering the cushions saved money and I’ll have this set a few more years. I can’t wait to hang out in here with my besties – just us girls listening to some music, having some sips and dips and simply “chillaxing”. How’s your “get ready for Summer” going? You’ll see me post more about my “Rest Haven” this summer, but in the meantime – as always – “Happy hunting while Thrifting your house into a home!”