Summer Deck Done in Buffalo Check

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Porch Swing | Creative Cain CabinIm finally back to show you how I used that buffalo check fabric. I have a thing for buffalo check, and snatch it up every time I find a color I like. I had been searching for some fabric that really wowed me to make slips for the porch furniture. I looked online for outdoor fabric, and searched JoAnn’s but nothing jumped into my cart and screamed, “I gotta have it”. 

Hanging Basket | Creative Cain CabinI was getting quite discouraged and decided to stop at TJMax to find some jeans for my boys and while wandering through the clearance section I spotted GREEN BUFFALO CHECK. They were tablecloths and I decided I would use them on the tables for Cody’s graduation party. On my way home I started thinking maybe there was enough fabric to make slips for the porch. 

Summer Porch | Creative Cain CabinI think they were just destined be slipcovers. They fit perfectly….I used two large rectangle tablecloths for the swing and the third to cover the chair and love seat.  It couldn’t have worked out any better. I only had to make one cut and the rest was just sewing side seams. I did it all in less than an hour. Here’s the best part, it only cost $9….hooray for the clearance rack.

Dog | Whiskey Jug | Oregano | Cat | Creative Cain CabinI hate to spend a lot of money when my critters seem to lounge on the furniture, so if it only last a season it was well worth the time and money. I tire of things quickly anyway and will probably want a new color for next year. 

Porch Swing | Creative Cain CabinBy the way, I didn’t stage these photos in any way. I thought I would let you see how it looks for our everyday living. I didn’t straighten a cushion, broom the deck, or shoo the animals away. So today you see a little of just how we live. 





  1. says

    I love it! The fabric is wonderful and I actually adore pictures that show real life. It isn’t home without critters. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • says

      Thank you Stacey, it seems like more work to try and keep them out of the pics LOL.

  2. Kris says

    I love it girlfriend!
    xo Kris

    • says

      Kris, I wish you were coming to Michigan with Greg we could sit on the deck for a spell.

  3. says

    I love it, dawn. It is perfect for your porch and I think I see the animals nodding in agreement. xo Laura

    • says

      Laura the animals love the porch. I have to wash the slips often because of them.

  4. says

    Love this Dawn. The buffalo check is your signature and you make such beautiful things out of it. I love that these were made from table clothes. So creative. The outside looks so soft, restful and inviting. Love the furry family in the pictures too. Love that you keep it real in your photos.

    • says

      Kris, I have never found a buffalo check I didn’t love. LOL. I decided to quit shooing the critters out of the pics and just go with it.

    • says

      Jeanette I can’t believe the bargain I got.

  5. says

    Your porch is wonderful.

    Can I come sit and drink some lemonade with you?

    • says

      Carol, Drop by anytime but if it’s this week you will want your winter coat. It is 60 here. LOL

  6. says

    It sure looks pretty, Dawn. Love seeing the critters.


    • says

      Claudia I thought you would enjoy the pets ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Kathleen G says

    Relaxing on the swing with a faithful member of the family, what more can you want? Love your porch and now you got me thinking about buffalo check fabric in my home!

    • says

      Kathleen I love buffalo check. I think it fits in to any decor style.

  8. says

    Beautiful…love the colors and the porch!!!

    • says

      Thank you Shirley, I like finding a good deal and making it work.

  9. says

    Perfect! And I love the little table, too. Looks like your sweet pets are enjoying it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • says

      Susan I think they animals enjoy it more than the family. They get to lounge more than we do.

    • says

      Thank you Jane, nothing better than cheap buffalo check ๐Ÿ™‚

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