One quick way to spruce up the outdoors is to clean the existing furniture and then add some fun fabric. We love Sunbrella fabric since it's made for the outdoors (it's durable enough to be used as awning or umbrella fabric) and there's only one place we really shop for it:
Our favorite Sunbrella resource is F&S Fabrics on Pico near the Westside Pavillion (There are 3 different F&S's all around the same block of Pico, so make sure you go into the main store for Sunbrella). They have aisles and aisles of the stuff and you can walk around and cut the swatches yourself to take home and see which would work best. Since the fabric can be kind of pricey we like making a single pillow or recovering a chair cushion in something fun and durable.
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