Patio Progress: Not Your Normal Pillows

It’s been within my plan for the upper patio to add some black and white striped outdoor pillows to the loungers. It’s always nice to have some added comfort to these relaxing spaces. I’ve been able to find some great options, but of course the ones I’d really like to get are the most expensive.  We needed three extra large pillows and I think what I found will surprise you as much as it did me! Here’s where we left off.


This, That and Life: Project Patio >>> Save HOURS with this $12 kit


So, I was shopping at my local TJMAxx {aka my other home} and came across these.  They weren’t black and white, but they looked about the right size and only $16.99 a piece. I couldn’t believe it!!! Most of the pillows I’ve been looking at ranged from $25-$100 a piece, so I was on it with these!



This, That and Life: Outdoor Dog Pets as Pillows for Loungers

Aren’t they perfect?! Look how they fit >>>> literally perfect!!!!!

Project Patio: Outdoor Dog Beds as Pillows

Here’s the crazy thing.


Seriously! Can you believe that?!!!

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I’m SO thrilled with them! So next time you’re doing a little shopping, think outside the box. You may be surprised at what you find!

Be on the lookout for another post with some great resources for outdoor pillows – they are tons out there!

Project Patio: Outdoor Dog Beds as pillows!

What do you think? Am I crazy or is this genius? ;-)

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  1. Would have never guessed! No way! And they look awesome

  2. that is such a great idea!!!! they look awesome! and people and pets will be comfortable. ;)

  3. Super smart! I will no longer be passing up the pet bed section :)

    • Funny thing is I don’t remember venturing into the pet section. I think they might have been on a display in the middle. Thanks for popping over here Emily ~ made my day! :-D

  4. That is such an awesome idea! I never would have thought to do this. Thanks for the tip.

    • Thanks Rana! It was such a happy accident really. I think they’ll even be extra durable! Such a score!

  5. I just love it! Such a relaxing place. They are the right touch!

    • Aw thanks Kristin! I can’t wait to use it more when it warms up around here. You have a better view of the kids on the beach too so it’s win-win. ;-)

  6. Awesome idea!! They are perfect for that space. And now I’m coming to visit and enjoy that view. ;)

    • Thanks Gabbi! And anytime!!! We’re trying to get the guest room ready in the next month for summer guests!!!

  7. Great idea! They look like they will be super plush and cozy too! And that view is amazing!

    • They actually are super comfy! They are a bit more firm all around instead of just the middle like traditional pillows and the black is like a flat black vinyl. Great for the loungers OR sitting on the deck floor!!! :-D

  8. I love when these kind of ideas work out and for such a good price?! Awesome!

  9. Hi Anneke! I am new to your blog and love, love, love it! So much cool inspiration. Can you tell me where you got the blue rug from? I adore it! Thanks

    BTW. Genius and not crazy! Those pillows look fab!

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