Outdoor Style Addition

2014-05-27 18.22.04I bought my fiance a pair of Adirondack chairs for Christmas, and he had fun assembling them and giving them a few coats of protective finish.    We’ve used the chairs almost every evening since the weather improved, and while they are comfortable and beautiful on their own, I’ve been itching to add a couple of pillows for a pop of color and style.  My friend Joli gave me a beautiful collection of fabric remnants as a gift for my birthday, and there are so many fun, bold patterns, I knew I could find a couple that would look fantastic.

2014-05-27 18.22.37Putting a pillow outside with the humidity, pollen, sun, etc. made me a little nervous though.  Plus, the fiance didn’t want to take away from the natural comfort and simplicity of his chairs.  After convincing him that it would be a small addition and wouldn’t take away from his chair, I had what I am dubbing a stroke of brilliance.

Recycling is something we try to do a lot of, but plastic bags pile up in our house.  I never remember the reusable shopping bags like I should, and my solution is to recycle the plastic from time to time.  For this project, rather than putting those bags into the recycling bin, I put them into my pillow cases!  You’d never know by looking at them.  They aren’t meant to add comfort, and since I don’t have to worry about mold, mildew or other things growing in my pillow, it seems like a brilliant idea!

I’m sure there’s a downfall, but as of now, I’m just enjoying the feeling of having added a bit of style on the porch. What do you think?