I teased you a couple of weeks ago with this post
. I’m sure you had no problem guessing what I was busy doing. Well, I’m happy to say that the first project is done!
The problem began two years ago, when I got new patio furniture. Four months later, the cushions looked like this…
I know I live in a hot, humid, sunny climate but, really?! When I touched the fabric, it just disintegrated into fabric dust — Gross! The only option I had because I couldn’t find my receipt (don’t you hate that?!) was to either purchase new cushions or make them.
I decided to make new cushions. I bought outdoor fabric from Hancock’s and repurposed the fill and cording from the original cushions. After only four cushions, somehow, I had run out of cording. When the manufacturer made the cushions, they must’ve been magical because I used the same cording. –Go figure.
This year, my plan was to finish what I started. Unfortunately, the leaves, birds, bug guts and general dirt were showing on the ones I made last year.
I tried Scotchguard cleaner but didn’t have much success. So, I googled and Martha Stewart came to the rescue! Fels-Naptha soap. The soap is apparently readily available at any grocery store everywhere except here. I searched everywhere — the grocery stores, the drugstores, the health food stores. Nobody knew what I was talking about and then, Honey Do made a random trip into Fred’s and found it. Only a couple of dollars, this bar did the job!
And finally, two years later…
Ahhhh, time to relax…
“Find rest ,O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.”
Psalm 61:5 NIV Bible