How I Cheat When I Cover My Outdoor Cushions

Good morning! Are you ready for Easter this Sunday? We will be going to my parents house and having our annual egg hunt. We have 3 littles, so this is always a fun event! Even the adults get a chance to find their special egg. We should be having great weather too!

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Since the weather has been so nice, I have been working on some projects in our back yard and patio. One of the projects that needed done was recovering my outdoor cushions. I did this a few years ago too. You can see it here. I recovered these cushions about 5 years ago, so it had lasted for quite awhile, but they had become faded and dirty. I had bought indoor/outdoor fabric last time, but this time Haley had found some pretty shower curtains from Goodwill, and I knew they would be perfect for the cushions. Here are the old covers.

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So my secret to recovering my cushions, is…hot glue! You read that right! I glue the fabric on! I can sew, but I am not good enough to actually sew slip covers, so this is the next best thing. Now when the fabric becomes dirty and faded, I can just tear it off and put new covers on. Isn’t this fabric pretty! I love all the shades of blue. This is what the cushion looked like under the fabric.

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Each shower curtain covered 2 cushions. The back of my chairs are open in the back, so I had to cover the whole front and the back of the cushion for the back of the chair. For the seat cushion, I could leave some of the under section of the seat cushion uncovered.

I started by figuring out how much I would need to cover the back cushion and cut that piece off from the big piece. I folded one side over towards the middle. I put a line of hot glue along the cushion and pressed the fabric onto it.

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After that piece was secure, I folded over the other side towards they middle. I put more hot glue and pressed that side into it.

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Once the fabric was secure in the middle, I worked on the sides. I laid them out flat and then folded the sides in towards the middle like wrapping a present.

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I then folded those ends up over the cushion and hot glued them down. I made sure I hot glued all over to make sure the fabric was secure.

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I did have to put a seam on the front of the bottom cushion since the fabric didn’t quite fit, but the back cushion covers it.

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I love how they turned out! It looks so fresh and clean now! My kitty Kiara, decided they looked comfy too!

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I didn’t have enough fabric to cover the loveseat, but I will try to find some solid blue fabric so it coordinates with the chairs.

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I also gave the chairs a fresh coat of black paint.

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I added some fun summer pillows, some plants and a small rug to this corner. It looks so comfy and inviting.

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What do you think? Would you try something like this? I love how easy it is! I would love to hear from you!

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Pink, Yellow and Orange Spring Porch

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Good morning! I’m a day late, but I made it today! Did you do anything exciting this past weekend? I helped out my animal shelter at the adoption event at PetSmart on Saturday. We had two different adoption events happening and ended up with 18 dog adoptions! So happy for these furry friends!

I was finally able to get my Christmas stuff (!) off my front porch and make it a little more spring like. It’s been hard to get out to fix it up between rainy days and really cold days, but we finally had a nice weekend, so I got busy!

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I always change up my chalkboard for the season.

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Aren’t these the boots the cutest? These were my daughters when she was three. She wore them EVERYWHERE!! Even to church! Only when you are 3, right?

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This is my favorite bunny friend. She is definitely ready for spring and for some fresh carrots.

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I used to sing this song to my girls when they were small. Some of my preschoolers sing it too and it brings back such sweet memories.

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I used a Dollar Store scarf and tied it around a small pillow form. This is a great simple way to bring some color to any room.

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I try to fill this wicker box with flowers for each season. I usually use Dollar Store flowers out here because they tend to get faded and dirty. This way I can replace them easily and not be out too much money.

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It is supposed to rain again this week, so these boots would come in handy. If I was 3. And had little feet. 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a great week!

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Ready for Spring! Simple DIY Flower Box

Good morning! It’s time for spring break around here! Do you have plans for your break? I’m not sure what we will be doing. Haley will be home from school, so just being able to spend time with my girls is good for me. I’m sure we will plan one shopping trip to buy something for Easter, but otherwise we are free to do whatever might come up.

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Today I have a simple flower box idea for spring. I found this box in my stash when I was unpacking. I believe I bought it at a thrift store, but I know they have similar ones at the craft stores. I also bought some styrofoam and flowers at the Dollar Tree. If you click on the Dollar Tree ad on the sidebar, Home on the Corner get a little compensation, but you spend no extra! I bought the rope awhile back for another project that never got done, so now I could use it for this!

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I did give the box a light coat of white paint, so its just barely there. I decided I wanted the rope around the bottom to give it a little more texture. If it was around the top, it wouldn’t show because of the flowers. I like the little added touch of farmhouse or coastal the rope gives it. I added a line of hot glue and then placed the rope on top, gluing a little at a time. I ended up doing 3 rows.

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I placed the styrofoam in the bottom of the box and used a little glue to keep it in place.

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Lastly was the flowers. I didn’t have any moss, but it would probably be better to add it first, just to cover the styrofoam. I pushed some of the leaves towards the bottom of the stems to help cover it up. I placed the taller flowers first and then filled in around it.

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I only used 6 stems, 2 of each kind. It’s just the perfect touch to add to my front porch!

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My hall bathroom is complete, so hopefully I can get some pictures done and get it posted! Hope you all have a wonderful week!

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Here are some of the items I bought at the Dollar Tree. Click on the link below or on the ad on the sidebar to be taken to the website.

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Colorful Floral-Pattern Slotted Plastic Baskets     Gentle Grip Green...      6-Stem Floral Garden Artificial Blue Hydrangea Bushes, 17 in.  6-Stem Floral Garden Artificial Pink Hydrangea Bushes, 17 in.

Spring Wreaths

Hello!  It is getting warmer (kind of) and one of my favorite things is wreaths.  I love how they look on doors.  They look so inviting and they work with any kind of decor.  So I am here to show you some of my favorite wreaths that you can make for yourself!

Enjoy!

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DIY Spring Wreath by A Floral

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Umbrella Wreath by This Grandma is Fun

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Forsythia Wreath by Stone Gable Blog

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Pussy Willow Wreath by Better Homes and Gardens

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Hula Hoop Wreath by Less than Perfect Life of Bliss

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Easter Egg Wreath by A Pumpkin and a Princess

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DIY Farmhouse Tire Wreath by The Craft Patch Blog

Grass Wreath

Spring Baby Grass Wreath by Patty Schaffer

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Cute Pink Wreath by All Wall

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Mother’s Day Wreath by Home on the Corner

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My Entryway is Ready for Spring

Good morning! It’s March! And Easter is at the end of the month! I don’t like when Easter is so early. It just seems too soon and then it’s a long time until summer. Plus it’s too cold to wear a cute little summery dress for Easter. 🙂  Have you done some spring decorating? I have done a little. Mostly my entryway and living room. Lauren had a jewelry party at my home a week ago, so I spruced everything up! It’s nice to look around and see the cheerful spring colors.

I keep my same basic pieces here-my door table, the beach striped stool, and the green picnic basket. Then I change around the accessories.

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I really like the soft colors of spring. It really brightens up the house when outside may be rainy and gloomy.

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I added some speckled yellow and blue eggs to the lantern. I also placed some moss ones at the bottom to fill it up a bit more.

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I found these cute little eggs a the 99 Cent Store. I love the turquoise and gold! By placing them under a cloche, it makes them seem more special.

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See the little egg next to the bird? It’s an real bird egg. At our old house, we had a lot of trees, including a huge, old oak tree. We would find bird’s nest and eggs quite often. This one happened to survive the fall to the ground.

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Of course, I had to add a bunny! It’s Easter! This one has such as sweet little face. I used a moss green blanket in the basket and it’s the perfect background for the bunny.

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I am ready for spring! Not only my house, but myself too!  For your convenience, I have included some links below for similar items. Have fun decorating for spring!

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