An Outdoor Furniture Restoration Project

 The thing with teak is that it requires maintenance.
Unless you don't mind the natural gray that teak turns after a season outside.
Personally, I think it looks dirty!

Our teak furniture in Asti has never been cleaned, so a few weekends ago, with several gallons of 30 Seconds on hand, we decided to restore our teak furniture to its original color.

The main reason being that all the Sunbrella cushions disintegrated after 5 years and needed to be replaced.

It was an all day job, but very rewarding.

Even though this color won't last long, it is nice to know that the new cushions are going on the clean teak.

The "nude"chaises look kind of cool...

...but I can't wait to get the new cushions!
I played around with the pillows above, but unfortunately they're not Sunbrella.
Only Sunbrella or acrylic fabric will hold up to the outdoor elements.

But even Sunbrella will do this after 5 years or so.
I absolutely love our old fabric, but after a year of looking, I gave up trying to find it and settled for something similar, yet different.

 I ended up choosing two different fabrics for the cushions and am tying them together with fringed throw pillows in complimentary fabrics.

The chaise cushions will be Sunbrella's "Maxim Cocoa" stripe.

The sofa and chair cushions will be solid green Sunbrella "Cilantro."
I'm excited about the floral and geometric fabric for the pillows that are on order from Ballard Designs.
Stay tuned for the final reveal.

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