Wednesday, June 17, 2009


We're getting new wrought iron furniture for the deck to replacing the warping picnic table that's been there for many years. The table and chairs are being delivered Friday, just as the weather's getting hot and muggy. It will be uncomfortable to sit on the heated metal, so I've been pricing chair cushions.

At one upscale store 2-inch thick cushions cost $49 each, and a mid-level place was charging $25 each. I thought I could make them for less, so I stopped in a fabric store. They had a selection of all-weather fabric on sale for $10 a yard, but the cushion inserts cost $12 each. Even at the lesser prices, the project would still cost quite a bit.

My last stop was the Goodwill store closest to my house. I browsed through the store and at first didn't see anything, but as I was heading towards the door I saw these...

These cushions were $3.00 each! All I have to do is cut them to size, cover them in new material, and we'll have great padding for the seats of our new chairs.


  1. The cushions were meant to be!

  2. Yikes, that sounds like a lot of work. Good thing you can sew.

  3. They look in good shape. I like the toille. Have fun finding just the right fabric.

  4. I love it!
    I find the best things at the Goodwill.
    Thank you for your find!