Outdoor Cushion Covers to the Rescue!

First things first... we love our patio makeover.  And try to use it as often as possible.


But when the rain is coming down like this for weeks at a time... it's hard to enjoy.
(but a family still has to grill.  At least the pergolas comes in handy as an excellent umbrella holder!)


The main problem are the pillows... Yes they are "Outdoor" Cushions, I want to maintain the beauty of these babies as long as possible.  The pergola was a great addition that provides an amazing amount of shade, but the shade keeps the pillows from drying out when they do get wet.  And who really wants to sit on a soggy seat?!  Not this girl.  So this is what was happening at our home every time a storm hit...


Twenty Three cushions thrown into our tiny kitchen & then eventually making their way into the dining room making it pretty impossible to walk around in there.

So when Classic Accessories asked if I would like to review some of there outdoor covers I immediately said "please!!!"

Rather than a cover for the entire sectional (which we had customized by adding an additional seat) we opted for two of the Ravenna Cushion Bags that we can throw our cushions in & store on the deck...  In the rain...  And have zero worries about.  



It's so nice to walk around the house again without jumping over pillows turned into forts.

The one recommendation Classic Accessories gave us was to store the bags upside down (zipper down) & slid under an eve for added protection.  These have withstood some torrential downpours the past few weeks & our cushions still look brand new.  Bonus!  


And when not in use, we simply fold them up and slide them under the sectional. Done.

Have y'all had the wettest summer ever?!?  We seriously need some sunshine.


*Products were provided to me from Classic Accessories to review.  However all opinions & images are my own.








23 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. The sectional just stays in place & holds up to the elements really well on it;s own. We only remove the cushions to put in the bags...

      Delete
  2. Oh my gosh, I have a huge basket overflowing with 12 cushions in my kitchen after our major monsoons over the weekend! Glad to know I'm in good company! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. That bag is a great idea. Mine are stacked in the garage and it's a pain because I need a ladder. Maybe I need a bag too!
    Wishing you better weather ;)

    ReplyDelete
  4. We are dying for some rain here in the Midwest! Could you send it our way for a bit ;) What a great solution on the pillows...we do the same thing you used to do with our outdoor pillows...my boys always think that it means I'm giving them the green light to make a giant jump pit. :/ Crazy boys...

    ReplyDelete
  5. What an awesome solution! I hope the rain takes a break for you for a bit though so you can pull those beauties out and use 'em!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love this idea instead of a bulky storage box! I don't even remember what RAIN is living here in San Diego!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Now these are fabulous. I didn't know such a think existed. Great infor and post. I would love for you to link this up to my Inspire Me party that just started today. http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/07/173rd-inspire-me-tuesday.html
    Hugs, Marty

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh my goodness, I need these! I have the same predicament and really hate how they pile up in the kitchen, but our last set we left outside a lot and they got faded and gross really quickly. We've been the opposite here in the Midwest...a total drought!

    ReplyDelete
  9. love your outdoor space. especially your table! also, really jealous of the rain you are getting. it hasn't rained for a long time here in san diego, and we keep having fires!

    ReplyDelete
  10. It has been raining in Fort Worth Texas for 2 days now! We are doing the "Happy Dance" Fortunately I have a deck box that holds all of my outdoor pillows beautifully!

    Great post!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Smart, stylish idea. Although my kids would prefer the pillows to be turned into forts in the house. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. That umbrella over the barbecue! Oh man, what a summer. Here in California we have also had some weird rainy and gloomy days! We purchased a new patio set last summer and buying covers for them is such a life saver! So nice to unveil them in the Spring to pretty, clean pillows! I love the style of yours and they seem perfect for corralling all the pillows!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I've been doing the same thing for weeks...thanks for the tip about these covers!

    ReplyDelete
  14. all of my pillows are piled in my bedroom and i hate it! i had no idea these even existed. i like the idea of a bag much better than a cover (i always thought covers were an invitation for bugs and bees to hide!). thanks for passing along the info!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I need that! I pull all the pillows and cushions in every night just in case. xo Kristin

    ReplyDelete
  16. They sent me a set of those, too....they'll come in so handy once the weather cools off! Nice to know they work well!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I am ordering one of those right away! The price is so much better than the furniture covers I have seen!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Oh goodness, I giggled when I saw the cushions in the kitchen. We have made the mad dash more than a few times this rainy summer! I am not far from you and we have had enough rain to beat the band. We haven't gotten to use our patio and pergola much either this season. Just last week I pulled up the indoor/outdoor rug and allowed it and the deck to dry really well. We bought furniture covers for use in the real wintery months and I just told my husband we should just pull them out because we are constantly puling up the cushions in order to extend their life. A bag like that would be great for the pillows.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I think all of us Atlantans are dealing with this right now. I've got pillows and cushions all over the kitchen too! These waterproof storage bags are an awesome idea. Poor Calvin the dog will miss his mountain of "beds" though. :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. THIS PATIO! I can't even. Amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  21. If you were to do an umbrella with this - what would you do? I love everything you have done here!!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I always love feedback on what my lovely readers { like you } are thinking. Feel free to ask any questions or you can always email me at thehuntedinterior@gmail.com

K

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
 
Pin It button on image hover