Well, this weekend I finally took the dive and started the cushion project. I started with recovering the backs (we're keeping the foam on those). After a lot of hours, seam-ripping, bad words, a few tears, and even a bit of blood, the backs are done. They certainly aren't perfect, but they look much nicer than the dingy blue ones. Not sure when I'll get the motivation to start the bench seats (with their brand new, thicker foam!), but for now I'm content to sit here with my mojito.