Wicker Chair + Spray Paint = Instant Happiness

2 Materials
$9
15 Minutes
Easy

With just 15 minutes and a can of spray paint you can bring new life to a distressed wicker chair. Today, I will show you how to paint wicker furniture!

Spring is FINALLY here! It’s time to switch out the entryway for the new season 🌷.

This week the DIY challege at Hometalk is seating. So I went in search of a project at nearby thrift store.

And -holy cats!- I happened to find this rough Pier 1 wicker chair for FIVE DOLLARS 💕.

I popped it in my SUV, took it home and put a post up on Facebook to help choose a color. I knew I wanted to put it against the house so the color needed to compliment light sage green. I am not in a Romantic Country decorating phase of life, but when my mom suggested a soft red-pink color, something clicked. I drove to the store to look at the pink shades of spray paints and found Vintage Blush!

I wasn’t totally convinced though and grabbed a lighter shade of pink acrylic paint to brush over it for highlights. My idea was to put on a light coat of Vintage Blush so that the darker wood tones were still visible. Then highlight the top of the chair with wispy strokes in pale pink.

Before painting I needed to protect the legs from the spray paint.

Tip: Wrap the chair legs in newspaper wound with masking tape to create little leg warmers. It is much faster than painters tape because they slide right off in a flash after the paint dries!

Once wrapped, it only took 5 minutes to spray paint and transform this piece into a dreamy looking crocheted chair

I loved the color so much, I skipped the highlighting idea and paired it with a beaded pillow I picked up for nine cents a year ago.

Here’s the finished piece on the front porch.

My husband is not exactly thrilled with the color, but summer is right around the corner and I cannot wait to spray paint it again. It was so quick and easy!

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  • Jim Cox Jim Cox on May 16, 2018

    Can you tell me what color your door is? It's gorgeous

  • Sarin Rhodes Sarin Rhodes on May 17, 2018

    We have wicker patio furniture, the corners got ripped from heat , is there a way to fix them? Or it's time to replace them?

  • Robin Buckholtz Bohlin Robin Buckholtz Bohlin on Jul 15, 2018

    I love this! I have a wicker patio set that is in dire need of attention. It has flaking paint and needs new cushions.. anyone know the best way to get the paint off so I can repaint?

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  • Erica Smith Erica Smith on Jun 10, 2018

    Love the color! I'm not a vintage romantic style either but with all the new colors and the old peonies making a huge come back sure makes me fall in love with it! Ha! Great score for $5 oh how I love the Thrift Store! Especially love that it's a chair that can revamp with new colors for each season!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the door color! Thanks for sharing the info on that! For summer I can imagine a yellow with Sunflowers near your door or a cream color with red geraniums near...hey red, white and blue accent pillow!


    Oh btw....I was just in Home Depot looking at the sprays and Rustolium has some amazing new colors!!!!!

    *Blessings*

    Erica Smith

  • Lindsay Dillon Lindsay Dillon on Feb 03, 2020

    Love that wreath as well

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