A couple weeks ago I found this super cool, rusty, old lawn chair at our local salvage shop. It's heavy like you would not believe but for $5 I just couldn't leave it sitting there among all the old desks and partitions. It needed to be in its own environment.

I love how it can lounge or be a chair!

And I love the weathered arms!
But as much as I love the springs and the rust, it needs some cushions in order to be useful. I'm a little indecisive about whether I should make them or buy them. I'm picky about this stuff, don't ya know. I want something that can handle the Summer rain and kids jumping over it. So I guess until I find the right cushions, it'll have to sit as is. But hey, at least it's not naked in front of its peers amymore. *smiles* Any ideas for weather-proof cushions?


  1. I am in the same boat as you... I bought exactly like yours from Sherry at Glamarella Junk... I am thinking 4 inch foam and then a washable zipper cover, that will have to be removed in the winter.

    Smiles and Blessings,

  2. WOW!!! That's all that needs to be said, sugar! Fantastic.

  3. ...oh! I just happened to be looking for the same thing! ~ and in my hunt today, at Home Depot ~ I saw some that looked like they may have been know, nice and neutral like, but for outdoors, and I could totally put a ruffle on the seems of these, ...did I mention they were for outdoor?! (I always buy super fabo pretty pillows for my outdoor chairs because I want them to be lovely and functional ~ you'f think that is this asking to much!!!) But after a season they are ruined. Sooo I am bound and determined to find some and keep them for at least 2 seasons!!!! So now you've inspired me to give those a go...using a retired linen tablecloth for ruffles!!!!
    xo, Rosemary

  4. Yes, oil cloth would be great for outdoor cushions. they are not super dooper comfy but are weather proof!

  5. Beautiful...I can see it lounging in a wildflower garden!

  6. "Sunbrella" fabric. Just type sunbrella fabric and there are website for outdoor fabric by the yard. The last time I checked they had some cool browns. It will last forever not sure of the price. But I have it outside and is hasn't faded in 19 years. Another idea and that's what I do for the boys every year when we go to the snow. I buy cheap snow pants and spray them with scotch guard.Maybe?Ciao Rita mammabellarte

  7. Keep us posted on what you do with it. carla

  8. Love the funky chair! I love things with a lot of age and patina. It'll look great with a pretty cushioned seat.

    I've started a new blog called Secret Garden Cottage. Woul love for you to come by and check it out!

    Have a great day! ~Jo

  9. I would be thinking Cath Kidston polka dot oil cloth... can't beat the fun of it. ;)


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