Don't laugh. I know their loft is comical, but I'm here seeking empathy.
Somehow I didn't imagine 3" would stand so tall. I took my time in ordering these cushions, I was very detailed. Purchasing a good quality product was my objective and these cushions are of excellent quality. They just look a bit different than anticipated, more like beautiful layers for a large cake than kitchen chair cushions.
They are custom. No returns. So for now we'll just have to hunch a bit during meals and focus on the positive aspects of feeling elevated.
They should mellow out after a while, right? I do love the red gingham, and my husband's legs still fit beneath the table as long as he doesn't move around too much. Maybe they'll settle to 2 1/2" by this time next year.