We've got a lovely little front porch. There's just enough room for a few chairs and a small table and some plants. Just big enough to sit and watch over the kids while they play, wait for guests to arrive and just be. It's small but we've focused on making it a welcoming place, a place that draws people in and invites them to stay a bit. We've had some great conversations with neighbors and friends over these chairs.
But those chairs were needing a little love. I had picked up some toss pillows two years ago. Two years of sun and weather and backsides sure do wear out pillows, even those with the sturdiest outdoor fabric.
I spotted some pillows I loved at World Market, but I cringed at the price. Twenty dollars a piece just didn't seem right. Forty dollars on pillows just didn't seem like a wise decision.
Then I found the matching outdoor napkins. Ah, now that's more like it. Twelve dollars for four napkins. I could surely do something with those.
I took the old faded pillows. (You can see one in the corner of this first picture.) I cut the stuffing out of one and made a new cover, Kimba style. It came out okay-a little small. That's okay, because I turned the old pillow inside out and did the same thing to make two pillows. You know it worked out. I ended up just hot gluing the other one so that I could have a bigger pillow.
So know we've three new pillows, all for twelve dollars. Not too shabby. She really likes them.
You really can do more with less!