No matter how careful and experienced we are, I don’t think any of us are above snap decisions and buyer’s remorse and the two go hand and hand much of the time.
We purchased a set of Cindy Crawford patio furniture a couple of years ago. The furniture, including the cushions, fared well under the covered patio, but the lounge chairs that sit exposed by the pool have not.
You can see the original color which is still on the underside of the cushion and then the color after the AZ sun had it’s way with them. They were also dry rotted and shredded. Time for new ones!
Of course, these chairs were a custom size so you can’t just go pick up cushions at a local store. So, I ordered the correct size from a custom cushion shop online. I felt like taking a risk and ordering a dark teal. All were Sunbrella (fade resistant) fabric, by the way. And, to be honest, I felt like getting this off of my to do list.
Well, that dark teal turned out to be more like flourescent teal!
Talking about bright! They may be even brighter in person. And, of course, there are no returns.
The green chairs are also Sunbrella and have not faded (also in our family room) and that bright blue just sticks out like a sore thumb! Ugh!!
What I should have done was check the Sunbrella fabric color at a local store or ordered a sample of the fabric. My impatience got the best of me.
Oh man… what will I do… wait for them to get old and get new ones? Sell them on Craigslist? Try to make the color work?
Any ideas? We have black umbrellas, by the way, and our patio furniture under the covered patio looks like this.
(This is an old photo from a year ago. The pillows are now faded and not there anymore. We just removed them. And, the pots have different flowers in them.)