Monday, July 5, 2010

Patio set redo...

Well it's been awhile since I've blogged. I have been so busy with the boys' school ending and baseball games and gardening and yard sale, etc. You get the picture.  Well I was able to get one of my summer projects done. I have been wanting to replace my patio set ever since I bought a new set of outdoor furniture last year. The old  set just looked horrible, here's a before pic...
The set functioned fine but I didn't like the look. So I went out shopping around for new sets and WOW! the price they want was way too high for me - $300-$500.  So I decided to fix up the old set. First,it needed a good cleaning . Then, a sanding and priming. I really took my time with the prep work because I don't want it peeling off!  I used Krylon for plastic on the slats, which are more like rubber, and I used rustoleum on the rest.  Then to my favorite fabric store - JoAnn's. I found a  beautiful  print on sale. I bought an old black sheet for the back of the chairs. If you've never recovered your outdoor cushions, you should try it , it's sooo easy, like making a giant pillow case.. here's the before cushion...

really comfortable but not nice to look at.
And here's the after...

I love it!
Here's the whole set. I was so excited how good it turned out, and it only cost me about $35.00 for paint and fabric...

What do you think!
Thanks for the comments - I used Rustoleum Hammered over Rustoleum flat black.


  1. Wow! It looks fabulous. What great savings.
    I have a wicker set that needs to be repainted. As soon as this rain stops I plan to re-do my set. Hope you had a great happy 4th of July.

    Irma :)

  2. I just found your delightful blog! The patio set is something I LOVED and understood. Could you possibly remember the color of rustoleum paint? We had a JoAnn's here long ago and I sure do miss it. The black sheet for the back was also a thrifty hint.
    I also loved your fairy door and plan to borrow your idea. Thanks you ever so much for inspiring my day!

  3. That looks great! It looks like you went and bought a brand new set!! Great job!

  4. I am doing a patio redo myself...I hope mine turns out as good as yours! Way to go!


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