Last year, I purchased a long iron sofa and matching outdoor chair from our local antique fair. I love the look of those iron outdoor sofas from Restoration Hardware, but was completely unprepared to pay those prices.
I bargained the vendor down to $300 for my set – she didn’t want to have to load it back up on her truck, so it came home with me. My next mission was to have custom cushions made with Sunbrella fabric, but I had sticker shock at the amount the local upholstery shops wanted to charge me for foam, batting, fabric and sewing. So I decided to make them myself.
Last year, I found an online retailer to custom cut high density foam and wrap it in Dacron. Read the rest of this entry »