Spring is in the air and I wanted to share a project that I did last year to fix up an old patio table that I received from a neighbor.
I started with adding a fresh coat of teal paint. The metal chairs did not have any type of cushion so I created my own!
Here’s how I did it:
-Materials: 1/2″ thick board, foam (I used a mattress topper), outdoor fabric (I used Sunbrella brand), 2 yards of elastic
-I measured the circumference of the chair seat and deducted 1/2″ so that the board would fit in the seat, not sit on top of it. I cut this circumference out of a 1/2″ thick board.
-I cut the same sized circle out of a memory foam mattress topper. (I always buy at least one of these for future craft projects when they’re on clearance after back to college timing).
-I added 2″ to the measurement around the circle for the fabric cover for it to fit over the foam and board. I sewed elastic around the circle to create a shower cap looking cover.
-I fit the cover over the board with the foam in between and I had my little chair cushion! I didn’t want to staple down the fabric so the foam could be taken out if it ever got soaking wet.
I repeated the steps for each chair and had super cute little cushions. I try to remember to take them inside if it’s going to rain, but they’ve held up well over one summer.
Hope this idea could work for one of you!