This post won’t be as long as the forever-taking reveal of Mom & Dad’s dining room that I posted last week, but I thought this idea was one of those perfect and simple tips that’s prime for the sharin’. So that’s what I’m doing.
This past winter, Mom scored a pretty good deal on an outdoor dining set and umbrella. Only issue was, the cushions had seen better days. So she went to a local home store called At Home, and picked up some inexpensive outdoor cushions to replace them. I can’t say they’re my favorite choice (sorry Mom), but hey – they do the job (and actually, I don’t even think they’re Mom’s style either… just something inexpensive to pick up until she finds what she’s really looking for).
The style of the cushions isn’t really what I wanted to bring your attention to – it’s how she stores them when the skies begin to darken. As “outdoor” as cushion fabric might be made, they will still get a little rank if you let them just sit outside in the rain and sun (especially in a place like Atlanta, where pollen is so thick during spring, it’s simply gross). So to keep them in pristine shape, Mom brings each cushion into the laundry/mudroom and hangs them in a spot I least expected: on a door’s wreath hanger.
See? Told ya it was simple. Which can sometimes be the best, right? I’m thinking one of these days I’ll bring her over a bottle of Rustoleum’s NeverWet for fabric (I’ve been dying to try it, actually), so even if she miscalculates and they get caught in the rain, she won’t always have to think she needs to hang them up inside.