Patio Dining Makeover

I found this patio set for $15 at a moving sale. It looked very worn and thirsty and in need of a lot of TLC....I entered it in a challenge and it won first place!!! Yay for me!!!
The chairs had splits in them, and the table was almost broken in half. After a lot of sanding,I have decided to paint them. I spoke to Rustoleum experts on what to do, they were so helpful. I figured out which way I wanted to go with the table and chairs. Now it was a big thing for me to paint teak. I know there are some out there that are shaking their heads, don't paint teak. If this set was in good condition, I would have just stained. I took the doggies with me, and headed to Home Depot. They love going, the lady that works behind the counter in paint,always have treats for them. (getting off track talking about the doggies)
Anyway, I purchased some cans of Zinsser Bulls Eye 1 2 3 primer in the spray cans.. There were so many cracks and crevices in the chairs, I knew it would be easier for me, and take up less time spraying them on instead of brushing. One chair done with priming
Notice the cracks in the wood on the seat. The primer/sealer will keep all the oils from coming out from the wood, and seal .
This makeover will take a bit of time. The table had a horrible crack right down the middle. I had to turn it over, take a piece of scrap wood and wood glue and clamp it down. I then put in some short wood screws to keep it in place. I turned it over next day, put wood filler in crack on top, then primed. This is the first coat on.
I used the same colors on this set as I used on the pallet in the 'Frogs update'.
I just love the way this set turned out! It brightened up my backyard.
You know who else loves the patio set...My little hummingbird! He loves to sit atop my chandelier above the patio set.
Isn't he sweet! He loves swinging on the chandelier in the breeze...his favorite hangout....close to feeder....but he doesn't share except his little girl friend.
All Done!
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3 of 14 questions
  • Heather Aguilar
    on Apr 15, 2018

    How did u make the hanging chandelier

  • Dotty
    on Apr 16, 2018

    HI Beautiful

    What did you use it make it shine.

    The 2 pictures look like one is darker. Is that after the second coat.

    I have a client that want his patio table redone. Its metal and a ugly green and a glass on it. The 2 chairs are green to. I want to add some colors to make it pop. I love yours. Its at a beach house these will fit perfect.

    Thank you


    FRom NC

  • Jodi Schneeweis
    on Apr 16, 2018

    Wondering why no one suggested teak oil, as this would have brought the patina of the wood back. Teak has to be oiled. Now that this wood is painted, how often will it have to be repainted if used outside? It is very nice.

    • Kelleysdiy
      on Apr 14, 2019

      I wish I could have restored. It was so cracked and dry like the Mohave desert. The table was also split almost in half and had to do repairs on it and a couple of the chairs. It was in dire need of a makeover. Thank you so much for looking. Believe me, if It could have been as easy as applying oil, i would have. ☺️❤️️

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  • Deb Kritzer
    on Apr 14, 2019

    Love this project and your post was so enjoyable tp hearing abput your doggies and the little birdie couple...hahaha too cute!!

    • Kelleysdiy
      on Apr 14, 2019

      Sounds like we have a lot in common. I love that little hummer! He protects his yard! He loves it when the wind blows and hes swinging back and forth. Silly hummer!

  • Joanie
    on Jun 13, 2019

    Cool and Calm......this set is so pretty......I like the colors and the work you did to make it look brand new......I'd love to have it!!

    • Kelleysdiy
      on Jun 14, 2019

      Thank you Joanie , your so sweet! I love these colors, they remind me of the beach. Thanks again!!

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