We spend much of our year in our outdoor room.
In May, we made the trek to IKEA and bought 2 chaises for the garden.
The only cushions they had in stock were black and although they are comfortable (enough so that I frequently fall asleep while reading) they don't satisfy my love of color.
I found terry cloth covers at Target that slip over the top of the chaise and I like them,
but I really wanted to use these yellow pillows and the pale yellow did not work with the bold stripes.
I remembered this 4 yard remnant I bought to use as backing for pillows.
Last night I made pillow cases for the black cushions - super quick and far easier than I expected.
I simply folded the fabric over, sewed up the two long sides, hemmed the opening ends and folded one end inside the pillow case.
I am really happy with the striped cushions and I think the yellow pillows finish off the look.
I needed a table near the chaises so I hunted in the garage for the mate to this little folding table.
The mate is not looking so good.
I covered it for today with a sweet vintage tablecloth I stole from my mother's linen closet years ago.
I love the sweet detail in the tablecloth and just for today, I will leave it out in the garden.
I am a happy camper with my new striped cushions.
And I have to say, this little vignette is calling to me, "come sit and relax", when I should be painting that wooden table.
Okay, I'll sit, but only for a little while.
I just have to grab my book and a glass of tea.
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