now that it is starting to get warmer and we brought our outdoor furniture out from storage, i recently replaced our 2 year old outdoor dining chair cushions. i bought our set at jcpennys and i knew that these cushions weren’t going to last very long. but at the time, my husband was very nervous about spending money on a new outdoor dining set. he thought that our rusty 15 year old table and chairs were fine and didn’t need replacing. well, i did buy a set but tried to be financially wise in my purchase and as predicted the cushions barely lasted 2 years since they were not made out of sunbrella fabric. of course, the original description of the material promised no fading or staining. hmm
last summer we just lived with the ripped faded cushions. but this spring, it was apparent we needed new ones, so i researched all the various companies who sell replacement cushions. i also, talked to a local seamstress and her cost was $45 per cushion and i had to supply the material and inner cushion. eventually i decided to order our cushions from ballard design since it was actually cheaper than having them custom made. so we made the plunge and bought 12 cushions. the hardest part was choosing the right color for our outdoor dining set.
as you can see from the above photo they have a crazy amount of choices. i would have loved the stripped cushions, but since our measurements were not standard and i had to place the upper cushion horizontally and the bottom cushion vertically, i had to buy a solid color. anyway, i’m very pleased with my new cushions and i’m quite certain we’ll have these cushions for many, many, years and they won’t fade or stain. we have a sunbrella umbrella that is some 20 years old and the material is still bright as the original color! so i guess what i’m saying is that sunbrella is worth the investment. thanks again for visiting and don’t forget to sign up for my emails and updates!