Summertime is around the corner and lounging in the backyard is a must over here at our home! I've had this patio set for a little over 5 years, and we used it on our balcony when my hubby and I lived in Huntington Beach. The material got worn from the sun, but honestly, we barely used them. When we moved into our house, I intended on vamping them up. Here's what they looked like:
So I took a trip to good ol' JoAnn's fabrics, and found the material I was searching for. As pictured below, you can see I picked the "Rave Graphite" at $29.00 a yard. I got about 6 yards which was the perfect amount to cover this set. It can be a bit pricey, but I was looking around and it would cost over $200 for new cushions and this seemed like the best option. Not to mention, I couldn't find the right kind of grey cushions I wanted. And honestly, there are so many hideous patio cushions, I couldn't find a thing!
Things you'll need:
Outdoor Canvas Fabric- Do not use regular material or fabric. Outdoor canvas fabric is much more sturdy and weatherproof.
Glue Gun- I bought a basic, small glue gun from JoAnn's fabric store. Also, buy a big pack of glue sticks, you'll need it! I bought a 100 pack.
Fabric Scissors- a good pair of fabric scissors comes in handy for this thick canvas.
Spray paint- either lacquered or matte- I used lacquered to change the color of the metal. The metal was initially bronze, I changed it to black.
So, I am absolutely not a person who sews, so using the glue gun was my best bet and has worked beautifully! All I did was measure the cushions, cut the fabric for each cushion, and glued the fabric onto the old cushion, and generously applied the hot glue on the fabric to ensure that the fabric would stay on there for good. The best way I can describe it is apply the fabric to cushion as if you're wrapping a present. I've had these cushions since November, although I try to put cushions in the garage when it rains, they have been rained on and the material can withstand it. I also love the color, so it doesn't ever look dirty.