How I Keep the Falling Leaves Off My Patio Chair Cushions

4 Materials
$12
10 Minutes
Easy

I got tired of going outside in the morning to wet and/or dirty cushions. I didn't want to store them in the garden shed, and I didn't want to spend the money on a storage container (or have to look at it), so I decided to come up with my own solution.

Dirty Patio Chairs

Tools and Materials

  • Tape measure
  • 1x3 piece of wood
  • 3 L-shaped brackets
  • 3 coat hooks
  • 2 flush brackets
  • Screwdriver
  • Screws


Measure
Measure

I picked a spot out of the way on my soffit. My house is clad in basic vinyl siding, but I didn't want to damage it either. I measured from the siding to the edge of the fascia and subtracted 1/8" for a 1x3 treated board I bought at Lowes

Add Brackets
Add Brackets

I added two L-shaped brackets flush with the top of this 1x3. These will be inserted above the siding.

L-shaped Bracket
Add One Bracket to the Other End

I then added another bracket to the other end of the 1x3 (sorry this is blurry) on top. This will be attached to the fascia.

Add Coat Hooks
Add Coat Hooks

Now to add some coat hooks. I had three cushions I wanted out of the way, so I used three hooks.

Attach to Siding
Attach to Siding

I inserted the two flush brackets between the siding and the soffit. They rest on the siding. (Next pic will help) then attached the top bracket to the fascia with a single sheet metal screw.

DIY Patio Cushion Storage

Here's the board resting on top of the siding at the back, with one screw holding it on out front. I left it unpainted for the pics to show detail. It will get taken down and all painted white ASAP.

Easy Patio Cushion Storage

Here are my three cushions. They won't stay here in a good storm, but they didn't always stay on the chairs either. When I went outside for breakfast this morning only the face of the outermost cushion had any dew on it. I used the second cushion to sit on, and enjoyed a dry seat. Best of all, storing them here is convenient so it will happen more often.

Resources for this project:

mDesign Wall Mount Entryway Single Storage Hook for Jackets, Coats, Hats,...
Accessbuy 10-pack Stainless Steel 90 Degree Angle Brackets with Screws,...
See all materials
Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. More info

Top Hometalk Projects

Here's How You Can DIY The Hottest Home Decor Trends of 2018
15 Fun Things You Can Make Using Your Cricut
15 Amazing Craft Projects That You Can Do Under 15 Minutes
22 Ideas To Make Your Terracotta Pots Look Oh-So-Pretty
30 Creative Painting Techniques & Ideas You MUST See
17 Faux Brick Ideas For Your Home
25 Creative Ways You Can Decorate Using Maps

Have a question about this project?

3 of 10 questions
  • Ann Dougherty
    Ann Dougherty
    on Sep 15, 2019

    great idea!

  • Lyn
    Lyn
    on Dec 8, 2019

    Do you have any issues with the weight in the eaves?

    • Jim Cox
      Jim Cox
      on Dec 9, 2019

      So far none. Once the board scooted an inch or so after a good windy storm (it was storing all three cushions) but no issues. I have another idea for a wall planter that will solve the weight issue as well ; )

  • Bev Warren
    Bev Warren
    on Sep 4, 2020

    Really like the idea. Did you have to add the straps to the cushions? Mine don't have them. Your idea can be used for numerous "things". Thanks

    • Jim Cox
      Jim Cox
      on Sep 8, 2020

      I agree it's a good idea, but my 'vinyl home' probably can't have the hooks.

Join the conversation

3 of 123 comments
  • Arlene Kevitz
    Arlene Kevitz
    on Sep 3, 2020

    I want to know how do you get them up there? I'm so short I'd need a ladder to reach them.

    • Jim Cox
      Jim Cox
      on Sep 4, 2020

      I hadn’t thought of that - I’m 5’10. Perhaps sew a larger loop on to the cushions so you could hold them from below and ‘snag’ your loop onto a hook : )

  • Merelyn sale
    Merelyn sale
    on Sep 4, 2020

    Clever idea.

Your comment...