With spring on the way, start thinking about how you can freshen up your outdoor spaces so you can enjoy them. Being 75 degrees here today, it had me thinking about enjoying the warmer weather to come. A friend of mine recently updated her outdoor wicker with fresh cushions made of Sunbrella fabric. I love how she used several complementary patterns and mixed and matched. The colors really pop out at you when stepping out onto the porch. She used the foam that she had from the cushions she bought at Lowe's and simply had them recovered. From my experience with Subrella, it really holds up. If we know there is going to be a bad storm or a lot of rain, we usually move the cushions on our uncovered patio into our garage, but the ones on our back porch have withstood the elements. I highly recommend this fabric and every season they come out with new fun and bright patterns.
I am now a stay at home mom but in my former life I was a French teacher--I have my B.A., M.A., and A.B.D. (next step to Ph.D. in French literature). I love teaching and miss it but in the meantime I am enjoying operating a part-time home organizing and design business. Contact me for more info if you are interested!