When a magazine calls and wants to feature my home, of course my natural reaction is...... How nice, yes please. I can tell you my second thought was, oh well I better get a few of those little makeovers done, that have been on my mind for ages.
One such makeover well over due, was these bar stool cushions. I bought the stools 5 years ago at the school fete for $10 a pop, with the intention of recovering the cushions. I knew I wanted what I call a Ralph Lauren redo. Something blue with white piping, but then I thought hang on a minute, the kids hang here to eat and do their homework. Do I really want to spend a couple of hundred bucks on the perfect look, sourcing just the right fabric and getting them recovered, when they will no doubt be trashed within months?
The short answer to that was "No". So, until the kids grew a bit, I have put up with the original 1970's fabric and kind of hidden them under the bench top, hoping no one would notice. But I really have hated the look. When I saw these pret a porter cushions, in a colour close to the one I wanted, as I was walking by Bed Bath and Table last week and on sale for $19.95. I thought "yes", I am ready for a change and at that price, I will not need to be precious about my kids daily activities, in this area of the Beach House.
The new cushions are the squishy soft type that I like and I think they have definitely lifted the space. Mission accomplished. It only took 5 years, but I think it was worth the wait.
That's the great thing about decorating, it is always a work in progress and if it can be achieved on a budget, well even better. That's my kind of thing.
For more make overs and styling around the Beach House check this out.
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