It's really well made, and the cushion covers have zippers to make washing really simple. I've yet to machine wash them. I've just been spot cleaning, and that's been working great so far. When we get a really heavy rain I bring them into the garage, but I think if I had a good waterproof cover I probably wouldn't have to.
The new sofa also prompted me to pick up some new outdoor pillows (Pottery Barn - summer sale). They match the umbrella (Bed, Bath & Beyond) perfectly.
We use this outdoor living space so much. It really is like an extension of the house. The four chairs (also from Target) we've had for about 2 years now, and they're still in perfect condition.
On the other side of the deck we keep the grill and a small table and chairs tucked away. (The outdoor dining area is set up on the patio below the deck.)
The lattice on both sides provides much needed privacy. I feel like I can come outside in my pajamas on most mornings. ;)
We've also recently replaced the broken brass light fixtures for these little cuties (Lowe's).
So now our deck area is officially done (but don't quote me on that).
When it's 70 degrees and sunny you can find me here.
So did you take advantage of any of those great summer sales? You can always find such great deals on outdoor furniture and accessories when you wait until the end of the season. (And that you can quote me on!)
*Linking up at Savvy Southern Style, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Between Naps on the Porch