Nadine Nussbaum. Cushions. October 25th , 2017.
Crafting Outdoor Cushion Covers. In June I walked door-to-door to businesses throughout my town with flyers and posters about National Alzheimer`s Awareness month. This gave me a wonderful opportunity to meet and chat with hundreds of people, share information about this treacherous disease, and check out the contents of stores and shops that I had never visited before. It was interesting, enlightening, and fun.
Step One: Defining your space. What type of space are you looking for? What will its purpose be? Are you looking for a quiet spa like getaway or a spiritual retreat? Do you want your outdoor space to be an ultra comfortable place with lots of lush patio chair cushions where you can entertain or a location that is designed just for you? Take a moment to decide the purpose of your space.
Do you want a separate area to dine and a separate sitting area? Will you need to pour a patio? This is the time to make these decisions. There is a large trend to build expansive decks for dining and entertaining. However, this doesn`t mean that you have to spend a lot of money. Rocks or mulch can be used to create a separate space. Stepping stones can be placed to create a path to and from the seating area. Keep in mind that you probably don`t want you segmented space within your yard to take up more than a third of the space. This means that if you have 300 square feet of yard space, you`ll want to designate only 100 square feet of it to a patio, deck or other type of material.
For indoor and outdoor chairs, TheRockingChairCompany.com has a fantastic selection. Ranging from just tie-on chair bottoms, to standard cushions, to cushion sets. They have floral and striped fabric patterns, as well as some more sedated neutral colors good for everything from cedar rocking chairs to white wicker rocking chairs. Their cheapest single seat cushion runs about $25, the cushions with backs plus seat roam around in the $40`s and $50`s, and they even supply rocking chair bench cushions for $55-$99. And I notice they offer free shipping for many of their products.
There are various types of gliders that you can choose from. You can purchase a glider and ottoman set, a glider rocker with leather, or a microfiber glider. There are also rotary gliders that allow you to turn 360 degrees while sitting. The one downside of glider rockers is that they do have glider parts which allow the smooth movement, and these parts tend to wear out over several years.