Wednesday, July 4, 2012

4th of July Party Prep

Hi all!  I'm writing this at 9:55 p.m. on July 3rd, after having been prepping for our little shindig for the last several hours.  I've crashed onto the couch and am so sleepy, but I think we've got everything mostly in place and only have last minute food prep to do tomorrow! :)

Since this is a "Backyard BBQ" and guests and kiddos will be out in the backyard, I'm most excited that our back patio was cleaned up this afternoon!

We've had these outdoor chairs and tables from Wal-Mart (the Better Homes and Garden Collection) for 2 years, but the buttery yellow cushions were sure showing their age- they were filthy.

My husband hosed down and soaped up the chairs, making them look good as new.  

Unfortunately, I didn't think the cushions were salvageable.  After looking around, I found new seat cushions online at Wal-Mart in a bolder, striped pattern, that I'm hoping doesn't show as much dirt.  They were only $35, and to avoid shipping charges, I picked them up at the store. My selection was limited because we needed cushions that were 22 inches, instead of the more popular 19 inches. 

I'll be back later this week sharing our party with you.

Thank you for linking up your 4th of July ideas - I'm still making my way through your posts and love seeing what y'all are up to.  You can still link up your 4th of July posts HERE


  1. Our patio furniture is from Walmart too! We have experienced the same problems! I love the stripes!! :)

  2. Love those cushions! Great summery freshness! :-)

  3. Have fun! Love the new cushions!

  4. Just came across your blog! Love it and your closet is an absolute sanctuary. Brooke from Decorgreat just did a guest post on my blog ( ) and your lovely closet made the post!
    Have a Happy Fourth!!!

  5. Love the new cushions...Wal Mart rocks!!!

  6. Oh my goodness! Those new cushions are so great -- nice and bold! Happy 4th to you!

  7. The stripes are fun! Hope you had a Happy 4th Megan!

  8. Hope you had a great 4th! Did you happen to be at Memorial Park yesterday around lunch time? I thought I saw you. If not, you have a twin!

  9. Oh everything looks so pretty! I really like the cushions.


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