How I Keep the Falling Leaves Off My Patio Chair Cushions

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$12
10 Minutes
Easy

Some place to store my cushions close by, but still out of the way
Too much yuck!
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)
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
I added two L-shaped brackets flush with the top of this 1x3. These will be inserted above the siding.
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.
Now to add some coat hooks. I had three cushions I wanted out of the way, so I used three hooks.
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.
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.
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.

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  • Carlene Williams Johnson
    on Sep 14, 2019

    I really like this idea! Could hang something like an outside flag (something waterproof) in front n to the sides to help keep rain etc off them but still allow airflow? Just thinking outside the box..

  • Ann Dougherty
    on Sep 15, 2019

    great idea!

  • Lyn
    on Dec 8, 2019

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

    • 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 ; )

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  • Debbie
    on Sep 15, 2019

    Great idea! We sit on our deck every day. We actually store our cushions in the house pantry, only steps away from our deck. Never leave them outside, just a better solution for us. Very cute idea though!

  • Daisy@TX
    on Oct 28, 2019

    Super idea !!

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