I’ve been busy creating fun DIY deck decor on a dime… sourcing deck cushions, finding creative sun blocking solutions for my deck, paining mirrors, creating garden art… I started with giving my chaise lounge cushions a makeover!
My old cushions were faded and ugly!
I searched around for new ones to replace them but couldn’t find any patterns I liked that were reasonably priced. All the ones I sort of liked were over $100 per cushion and they were either a solid color or not anything that I really loved and just had to have!
So, being the resourceful, where there’s a will there’s a way, kind a gal that I am, I decided to just purchase some “Sunbrella” like fabric and just slip cover them. I got this great fabric at a perfect price from Joann fabrics. The perfect diy deck decor solution!
And yes I sewed them myself. They were so easy, just straight line sewing, two pieces together like a pillowcase! Anybody can do it! I found the greatest fabric with the most gorgeous colors that go perfectly with my deck decor theme!
I also needed an awning to keep the sun out of our eyes when we are sitting around the table. The sun is blinding as it sets. A matchstick blind could have done the trick, but I wanted to use the opportunity to create some wow factor! So how did I do it? I sewed two pieces of fabric side by side to give me the width I needed. I sewed in 2 rod pockets. I used PVC piping for the rods so they wouldn’t rot and pvc end caps on the end of each rod. I then used plastic clamps to secure the rod to the structure. Really simple!
To add extra charm I spray painted a flea market found mirror
and hung a candle chandelier over the dining table. So what do you think of my DIY deck decor? Hope I gave you some good ideas! Would love for you to share yours!! Next up…a cool garden art idea! Who’s coming to my next party??:)