TaKenya Hampton
TaKenya Hampton
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  • Wake Forest, NC

Simple Lawn Chair Makeover

2 Materials
$40
5 Hours
Easy

We had been given these lawn chairs but they were a bright lime green, which I hated. I am more of a neutral girl so I decided that I would go ahead and fix them to my liking.

All it took was a bit of spray paint, a sunny day, and a few hours to allow drying in between coats.
simple lawn chair makeover
I started out by washing the chairs. Because they had been put up over the winter months, there was dirt, debris and spider webs (eww) on them. So I washed them down using the water hose.
simple lawn chair makeover
After that I let them sit out and dry for about an hour while I did something else. It was an 80-degree day with occasional wind.

Because it was pretty windy and the occasional wind gusts knocked them over while they were drying, I moved into the garage.

I put down paper under them, which is alternative to cardboard to prevent the overspray from getting on the ground.

I have a roll of like brown paper bag type paper that I use for projects like this.
simple lawn chair makeover
I spray painted them using paint cans and the spray can attachment that made it easier to spray and hold for longer periods.

I started with the tops. After letting them dry for an hour or so, I flipped them and sprayed the bottoms.

After that dried, I closed the garage to see it with the contained light and to see spots that needed touching up.

simple lawn chair makeover
After they were complete. I allowed them to dry completely for a full day and sat them out!

I used a total of 9 cans for 6 chairs.

To see more projects and homemaking inspiration check out my blog linked below!
simple lawn chair makeover
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2 questions
  • And31584801
    on Apr 19, 2018

    I read the details on this paint. It does not say it is for plastic. please advise.

  • Glenda
    on Apr 19, 2018

    Does krylon still make a spray paint for plastics called FUSION. That was great stuff!

    • Rebecca Brantley
      on May 19, 2018

      Fusion is not as good as rustoleum!!! I have 2 chairs like this that were red, I painted them with the same brand of paint in the caramel color.. been 2yrs now & still look new! GREAT REDO JOB!

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  • Gail Bailey Rasnick
    on May 2, 2018

    Great job. I have been inspired.


  • Wendy Zautner
    on May 7, 2018


    Don't buy anymore plastic chairs, they only last so long before the plastic becomes brittle and starts to break. Then they end up in landfills or the ocean

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