Happy Monday friends, come on and take a tour of a recent spruced up seating area in our courtyard! I mentioned before that we’re hosting a party to benefit my kids’ public school next month and that fact has prompted me to fancy it up a bit more out here. One of the spaces in need of some upgrades was the seating area, so I added a new rug, some outdoor pillows, and built a coffee table for the conversation zone.
We still have an old sofa and chair I bought at an antique fair five years ago. I made the cushions with Dacron wrapped foam and Sunbrella fabric way back then. I wish I had more details to share about them, but I don’t recall the source of the foam, it was an online one from the east coast and I sewed the cushions before I started blogging so no pictures! The Sunbrella fabric is Dupione in Maize, it’s five years old and still looking really great!
I made some new pillow covers in bright patterns that include yellows, greens, and various shades of blue. These outdoor fabrics are all from Fabric.com, from left to right: Belize botanical $9/yard; Kiwi Splash $9/yard; Dandelion $9/yard. I sewed all of them the same way I stitched up these envelope outdoor pillow covers last year.
The little white drum table is from World Market, found last week on sale for $51 but regularly $59. The rug is made of recycled plastic and rinses off with a hose. I bought it a few months ago on Joss & Main, it’s the Thom Felicia Ackerman rug and reverses to blue on white. You can find it on sale here.
It’s such a great spot to kick off shoes at the end of the day and enjoy a beverage, or to hang out with friends. I love that it’s filled with happy colors and a variety of fun patterns too. Gold lantern and teal Ikat pillow from Target, green tray from World Market.
The new mosaic tile coffee table was a DIY project. I searched high and low for the perfect narrow version and I never found quite what I was looking for so I designed and built a custom one instead.
I’ll post the step by step later this week!