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Faded Outdated Patio Gets a Fresh Look

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Chances are your patio furniture out back is tired, faded, outdated and could use a makeover right?!?
Let's get started!
Time: 2 Days Difficulty: Easy
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Does your outdoor furniture look similar?
I have been working so much with my business, Rekindled Spaces, that I totally had neglected my back yard all year. I had invited friends over to hang out with us and realized that my patio was so uninviting. So over the course of a few days I updated the tired patio furniture.
  • faded outdated patio gets a makeover, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
I started out by cleaning each and every piece with Krud Kutter. The set had been outside for years so who knows what kind of nastiness was on them! This particular chair had a few rough spots leftover that the pressure washer didn't take care of so I hit them again to ensure the paint would stick.
  • faded outdated patio gets a makeover, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Once all the pieces had finished drying and were so fresh and clean it was time to get out the Rust-oluem spray paint!
  • faded outdated patio gets a makeover, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
I then repaired parts of the chair with bondo that had frayed. I gave them a light sanding and then used chalk style paint and painted the material of the chair different colors.
I then used FrogTape ShapeTape in Chevron and painted over it in white.
  • faded outdated patio gets a makeover, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE how this space turned out. Sure it took a few good hours and some work, but, it only cost me a fraction of buying a new set. And with my new Diva of DiY Chalk Mix it would cost even less because I could have bought latex paint sample colors and added the Chalk Mix to the samples instead of buying several colors of already mixed Chalk paint.
I didn't want to go out and spend $600+ on a new set when all my set needed was a little love!
  • faded outdated patio gets a makeover, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
What a difference a little elbow grease and paint makes, right?!? This project right here has probably became my favorite project I've ever done on Diva of DIY.
For the complete original tutorial click the link below and I hope you'll stop over at Diva of DIY for more projects to transform you home into the house you love! I did!

To see more: http://divaofdiy.com/update-your-tired-patio-furniture-with-frog-tape-and-contest/

  • Carole Bisby
    Carole Bisby Clinton Township, MI

    Wow, I love how it turned out and the beautiful colors!

  • Dee B
    Dee B Newport News, VA

    Nice results! I have a similar set that is showing weathering. Now Im inspired to rejuvenate it. Thanks.

    • Diva of DIY
      Diva of DIY Kansas City, MO

      Best compliment ever! Send me pics if you do it

  • Giselle
    Giselle Canada

    Thanks, I'll check it out! I appreciate the help!

  • Hope Oldfield

    Thank you for this excellent idea. Mine patio chair is rusted and my kids were telling me to get rid of it. The colours are fantastic! I love it.

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl Canada

    how did the paint on the seats hold up? Did you spray a clear coat over the chalk paint to protect it from the weather?

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