A few days ago a neighbor put this lovely old bamboo-and-rattan lounge chair out by the trash. I thought it would be perfect for the back patio of Lovely Daughter #1 and her two housemates. But first, the chair needed some comfy cushions. I bought these on sale at Pier 1:
It's a little bit beat up, but as long as folks don't jump up and down in the chair, it should be fine:
I used a stiff brush to sweep away the cobwebs and a damp rag to wash off the dirt. Then I applied a coat of wax to hydrate the dry wood a little:
The cushion for the back wasn't quite tall enough, so I opened up a small bit of the top seam and inserted some durable cotton webbing, then stitched the seam shut:
The webbing is flexible and long enough to tie into bows at the top of the chair, thus raising the back cushion a few inches:
Because it created a gap between the back and seat cushions, I filled in the space with a toss pillow (also on sale at Pier 1):
Do you see Mu Shu lurking? I lured him out behind the photo with a few words in a squeaky voice:
I also bought this toss pillow, which is more of a contrast to the seat and back cushions. Won Ton kindly stepped in to model for me:
(Oh, those cute, crooked teeth!) So do you like the square pillow with the brick-and-cream lattice pattern, or the rectangular one with blue stripes?
Because I rewarded him for sitting nicely for the camera, Won Ton votes for whichever one gets him another treat.