My Cushion Solution

My Cushion Solution


This is our kitchen table.  Perfect for breakfast, lunch and an informal dinner.  It’s also a great place to work on the computer and do all kinds of projects. We spend a great deal of our day here. I like the light coming from the windows but altogether it’s a little bland.



Table Before

We currently have these cushions for the kitchen chairs. They’re new and very inexpensive, but they’ve caused two problems: they move around all the time making them uncomfortable, and they’re also extremely boring. 

Pillow Before

To add color and secure them onto the chair, I came up with this little trick:

First, I carefully cut off the velcro straps which are not needed for this type of chair.

Pillow with Velcro

Then I used a grosgrain ribbon, 7/8 inch (or about 22 mm) which was slightly shorter than the height of my cushion, and then secured it with a pin on one end, leaving about 26 inches (or about 65 cm) to use for a bow.

Measure and Pin

I applied glue (E 6000, perfect for all kinds of projects but also for fabric) directly onto the cushion and firmly pressed the ribbon onto it.  I added a few more drops of glue wherever needed, and even a couple of painter’s tape to keep the ribbon firmly onto the cushion if I saw that it wasn’t sticking easily.  I wrapped the ribbon around the pillow and glued it onto all three sides, leaving another 26 inches ribbon for the bow.  Ready!

Green Ribbons


 Table After

I gave some thought on the color of the ribbon.  I decided to go with a light green to add some color but also because green is a good fit for all seasonal decoration (Fall, Christmas, Easter & Summer). Don’t you agree?

Two Chairs After

 Not only are these cushions in place now, but the whole setting looks so much prettier!! 

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Hi! I'm Angelica! For the last ten years I've been sharing my cooking, home projects and ideas with my sister Irene. "Once Again, My Dear Irene" is just an extension of our daily chats. Moreover "My Dear Irene" Continue Reading