Perhaps it was the vibrant summer hued stripes!
Well, after finding some cream colored seat covers at Lowe's for only $2.50 a piece, we knew it would be the perfect answer to neutralizing our chairs and making it feel a little less like summer on our porch.
The only problem: The seat cover wasn't wide enough, and the top needed to be just a tad bigger in order to cover up the top of the chair.
Before returning the covers to the store, I shopped around the house to see if I had any fabric that might work to help fix the problem. What I found was the laundry bag I used when I was living in the dorms to lug my dirty clothes down to the laundry room. It had been hanging up in the laundry room, unused since we moved in.
It was the perfect waterproof material to use on the porch chairs that would be exposed to the elements. The bag was large, and gave me plenty of material to use for the chair seats. With a little cutting and a few minutes at the sewing machine I was able to simply use the existing (summer striped) covers as a pattern for new covers.
The colors in the fabric were perfect to help us add some autumn shades to our porch.
For only about $5 and a little time, we have a completely new set of covers for our porch chairs.
Next up, I'll share some other things we've done with the porch since we moved in, along with some more recent additions for the fall.